2014 IRB Junior World Championship

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2014 IRB Junior World Championship
2014 JWC logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation New Zealand
Date2–20 June 2014
No. of nations12
Final positions
Champions England
Runner-up South Africa
Third place New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
2013 France
2015 Italy

The 2014 IRB Junior World Championship was the seventh annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams. The event was organised in Auckland, New Zealand by rugby's governing body, World Rugby, then known as the International Rugby Board.[1][n 1] A total of 12 nations took part in the tournament. England went into the tournament as defending champions, after winning the tournament for the first time in 2013. England went on to win the Championship for a second time in two years. While hosts New Zealand, the most successful team in the tournament, were looking to win the title for the first time since 2011.

Italy were the champions of the 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy, thus being promoted to the Championship. Fiji finished last in 2014 and therefore were relegated to the World Rugby Under 20 Trophy for 2015.

This was the final event to be known as the "IRB Junior World Championship". Following the renaming of the governing body as World Rugby, the Championship was renamed the World Rugby Under 20 Championship, and the second-tier competition was renamed from "IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy" to World Rugby Under 20 Trophy.

Venues[edit]

The championship was held across three two location, Auckland and Pukekohe. ECOLight Stadium and QBE Stadium are only designated to the pool matches, while Eden Park will be used for top three play-offs; Final, 3rd place play-off and 5th place play-off.

City/Town Venue Capacity
Auckland Eden Park 50,000
Auckland QBE Stadium 25,000
Pukekohe ECOLight Stadium 12,000

Teams[edit]

The following teams participated in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship:[3]

Pool Team No. of Tournaments Position 2013 Position 2014 Notes
A  Argentina 7 6th 9th
A  Australia 7 7th 5th
A  England 7 1st 1st Champions
A  Italy 5 DNP 11th Promoted from 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
B  Fiji 7 11th 12th Relegated to 2015 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
B  France 7 5th 6th
B  Ireland 7 8th 4th
B  Wales 7 2nd 7th
C  Samoa 5 9th 8th
C  Scotland 7 10th 10th
C  New Zealand 7 4th 3rd Bronze Medal Winner
C  South Africa 7 3rd 2nd Runners-up

Match officials[edit]

Below are the list of officials that officiated across the 30 matches:[4]

Pool stage[edit]

The playing schedule and pools were announced on 28 November 2013.[5]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams advances to Finals
Teams in the 5–8th place play-offs
Teams in the 9–12th place play-offs

All times are in New Zealand Standard Time (UTC+12)

The points awarded in the Pool Stage are as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus scoring point for scoring 4 or more tries
  • 1 bonus losing point for losing by 7 or less points
  • 0 points for a loss above 7 points

If at completion of the Pool Stage two or more teams are level on points the following tiebreakers are applied:

  1. The winner of the Match in which the two tied Teams have played each other;
  2. The Team which has the best difference between points scored for and points scored against in all its Pool Matches;
  3. The Team which has the best difference between tries scored for and tries scored against in all its Pool Matches;
  4. The Team which has scored most points in all its Pool Matches;
  5. The Team which has scored most tries in all its Pool Matches; and
  6. If none of the above produce a result, then it will be resolved with a toss of a coin.

Pld = matches played, W = matches won, D = draws, L = losses, PF = match points for, PA = match points against, PD = Points difference between match points for and match points against, TF = tries for, TA = tries against, BP = bonus points, Pts = pool points

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 118 43 +75 15 4 2 14
 Australia 3 2 0 1 89 58 +31 11 7 2 10
 Italy 3 1 0 2 35 118 −83 2 15 0 4
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 59 82 −23 5 7 2 2

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
 Ireland 3 2 0 1 86 40 +46 10 4 3 11
 Wales 3 2 0 1 82 57 +25 10 7 1 9
 France 3 2 0 1 59 31 +28 7 −3 1 9
 Fiji 3 0 0 3 24 123 −89 4 17 0 0

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 115 37 +78 16 5 2 14
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 126 52 +74 18 7 2 10
 Samoa 3 1 0 2 47 87 −40 6 13 0 4
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 30 142 −112 5 20 0 0

Standings after Pool Stage[edit]

Overall Standings
Pool Pos Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
C1 1  South Africa 3 3 0 0 115 37 +78 16 5 2 14
A1 2  England 3 3 0 0 118 43 +75 15 4 2 14
B1 3  Ireland 3 2 0 1 86 40 +46 10 4 3 11
C2 4  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 126 52 +74 18 7 2 10
A2 5  Australia 3 2 0 1 89 58 +31 11 7 2 10
B2 6  Wales 3 2 0 1 82 57 +25 10 7 1 9
B3 7  France 3 2 0 1 59 31 +28 7 −3 1 9
C3 8  Samoa 3 1 0 2 47 87 −40 6 13 0 4
A3 9  Italy 3 1 0 2 35 118 −83 2 15 0 4
A4 10  Argentina 3 0 0 3 59 82 −23 5 7 2 2
B4 11  Fiji 3 0 0 3 24 123 −89 4 17 0 0
C4 12  Scotland 3 0 0 3 30 142 −112 5 20 0 0

Knockout stage[edit]

9–12th place play-offs[edit]

 
Semifinals9th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Argentina38
 
 
 
 Fiji12
 
 Argentina41
 
 
 
 Scotland21
 
 Italy18
 
 
 Scotland21
 
11th place
 
 
 
 
 
 Fiji17
 
 
 Italy22

Semifinals[edit]

11th place game[edit]

9th place game[edit]

5–8th place play-offs[edit]

 
Semifinals5th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Australia53
 
 
 
 Samoa16
 
 Australia34
 
 
 
 France27
 
 Wales18
 
 
 France19
 
7th place
 
 
 
 
 
 Samoa3
 
 
' Wales20

Semifinals[edit]

7th place game[edit]

5th place game[edit]

Finals[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 England42
 
 
 
 Ireland15
 
 England21
 
 
 
 South Africa20
 
 South Africa32
 
 
 New Zealand25
 
3rd place
 
 
 
 
 
 Ireland23
 
 
 New Zealand45

Semifinals[edit]

3rd place game[edit]

Final[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The IRB became World Rugby on 19 November 2014.[2]

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