2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

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2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation England
Date7–25 June 2016
No. of nations12
Final positions
Champions England
Runner-up Ireland
Third place Argentina
Fourth place South Africa
2015 Italy
2017 Georgia (country)

The 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship was the ninth annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams. The event was organised in England by rugby's governing body, World Rugby. A total of twelve nations took part in the tournament, which was held at two venues in Greater ManchesterAJ Bell Stadium in Salford and Manchester City Academy Stadium in Manchester.[1] New Zealand went into the tournament as defending champions. The competition was won by hosts England.[2][3]

Teams[edit]

The following teams participated in the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship:

Pool Team No of Tournaments Position 2015 Position 2016 Previous best result Notes
A  Georgia 1 DNP 10th n/a Promoted from 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy
A  Ireland 9 7th 2nd Fourth (2014)
A  New Zealand 9 1st 5th Champions (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015)
A  Wales 9 6th 7th Runners-up (2013)
B  Australia 9 5th 6th Runners-up (2010)
B  England 9 2nd 1st Champions (2013, 2014)
B  Italy 7 11th 11th Eleventh (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015)
B  Scotland 9 8th 8th Eighth (2015)
C  Argentina 9 9th 3rd Fourth (2012)
C  France 9 4th 9th Fourth (2011, 2015)
C  Japan 4 10th 12th Tenth (2015) Relegated to 2017 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy
C  South Africa 9 3rd 4th Champions (2012)

Match officials[edit]

The following officials oversaw the thirty matches:[4]

Pool stage[edit]

The fixtures were released in December 2015.[5]

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

All times are in British Summer Time (UTC+01)

Points were awarded in the Pool Stage via the standard points system:

  • 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 were level on points, the following tiebreakers were 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.

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
 Ireland 3 3 0 0 94 56 +38 10 9 1 13
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 97 50 +47 15 4 2 10
 Wales 3 1 0 2 52 53 –1 6 5 3 7
 Georgia 3 0 0 3 16 100 –84 1 14 1 1

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 109 23 +86 12 2 2 14
 Scotland 3 2 0 1 42 73 –31 6 9 1 9
 Australia 3 1 0 2 61 42 +19 7 4 3 7
 Italy 3 0 0 3 39 113 –74 5 15 0 0

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 82 48 +34 8 6 1 13
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 112 69 +43 14 8 3 11
 France 3 1 0 2 92 78 +14 13 9 2 6
 Japan 3 0 0 3 53 144 –91 8 20 0 0

Current combined standings[edit]

Overall Standings
Pool Pos Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
B1 1  England 3 3 0 0 109 23 +86 12 2 2 14
A1 2  Ireland 3 3 0 0 94 56 +38 10 9 1 13
C1 3  Argentina 3 3 0 0 82 48 +34 8 6 1 13
C2 4  South Africa 3 2 0 1 112 69 +43 14 8 3 11
A2 5  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 97 50 +47 15 4 2 10
B2 6  Scotland 3 2 0 1 42 73 –31 6 9 1 9
B3 7  Australia 3 1 0 2 61 42 +19 7 4 3 7
A3 8  Wales 3 1 0 2 52 53 –1 6 5 3 7
C3 9  France 3 1 0 2 92 78 +14 13 9 2 6
A4 10  Georgia 3 0 0 3 16 100 –84 1 14 1 1
B4 11  Italy 3 0 0 3 39 113 –74 5 15 0 0
C4 12  Japan 3 0 0 3 53 144 –91 8 20 0 0

Knockout stage[edit]

9–12th place play-offs[edit]

 
Semi-finals9th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Georgia18
 
 
 
 Italy17
 
 Georgia24
 
 
 
 France27
 
 France41
 
 
 Japan27
 
11th place
 
 
 
 
 
 Italy41
 
 
 Japan17

Semi-finals[edit]

11th place game[edit]

9th place game[edit]

5–8th place play-offs[edit]

 
Semi-finals5th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 New Zealand71
 
 
 
 Wales12
 
 New Zealand55
 
 
 
 Australia24
 
 Scotland19
 
 
 Australia35
 
7th place
 
 
 
 
 
 Wales42
 
 
 Scotland19

Semi-finals[edit]

7th place game[edit]

5th place game[edit]

Finals[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Ireland37
 
 
 
 Argentina7
 
 Ireland 21
 
 
 
 England45
 
 England39
 
 
 South Africa17
 
3rd place
 
 
 
 
 
 Argentina49
 
 
 South Africa19

Semi-finals[edit]

3rd place game[edit]

Final[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ England to host World Rugby U20 Championship 2016
  2. ^ "World Rugby U20 Championship 2016: England beat Ireland in final". BBC Sport. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Dominant England blow Ireland away in U20 World Cup final". Irish Independent. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ Referees announced for U20 Championship 2016
  5. ^ "World Rugby U20 Championship 2016 – Fixtures and results". World Rugby. 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.

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