2018 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

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2018 World Rugby Under 20 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation France
Date30 May – 17 June 2018
No. of nations12
Final positions
Champions France
Runner-up England
Third place South Africa
Fourth place New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Top scorer(s)France Louis Carbonel (60)
Most triesItaly Giovanni D'Onofrio
South Africa Wandisile Simelane
(6 tries each)
2017
2019

The 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Championship was the eleventh annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams. The event was organised in France by rugby's governing body, World Rugby. A total of twelve nations played in the tournament, which was held in three cities from 30 May to 17 June.[1]

Teams[edit]

The following teams participated in the 2018 U20 Championship:[1]

Team No. Result (2017) Best Result
 Argentina 11 11th Third place (2016)
 Australia 11 6th Runners-up (2010)
 England 11 2nd Champions (2013, 2014, 2016)
 France 11 4th Fourth place (2011, 2015, 2017)
 Georgia 3 10th Tenth place (2016, 2017)
 Ireland 11 9th Runners-up (2016)
 Italy 9 8th Eighth place (2017)
 Japan[a] 5 Tenth place (2015)
 New Zealand 11 1st Champions (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017)
 Scotland 11 5th Fifth place (2017)
 South Africa 11 3rd Champions (2012)
 Wales 11 7th Runners-up (2013)
  1. ^ Promoted from 2017 U20 Trophy

Venues[edit]

The venues that play host to the tournament were as follows:[1]

Béziers Narbonne Perpignan
Stade de la Méditerranée Parc des Sports Et de l'Amitié Stade Aimé Giral
Capacity: 18,555 Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 14,593
Finale du Championnat de France de rugby à XIII 2017 104.jpg Aimegiral.jpg

Pool stage[edit]

The Pool stage fixture was as follows:[2]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA BP Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 136 28 +108 19 3 2 14
 Wales 3 2 0 1 54 80 –26 5 10 0 8
 Australia 3 1 0 2 93 72 +21 12 8 2 6
 Japan 3 0 0 3 36 139 –103 6 21 1 1

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA BP Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 117 33 +84 18 4 3 15
 Italy 3 2 0 1 62 95 –33 9 14 2 10
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 73 82 –9 10 10 3 7
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 49 91 –42 5 14 1 1

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA BP Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 96 65 +31 13 10 2 14
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 92 90 +2 15 11 3 11
 Georgia 3 1 0 2 63 77 –14 8 11 1 5
 Ireland 3 0 0 3 61 80 –19 8 12 2 2

Pool stage standings[edit]

Pos Team Pool Pld −/+ Pts
Finals
1  England B 3 +84 15
2  New Zealand A 3 +108 14
3  France C 3 +31 14
4  South Africa C 3 +2 11
5–8th place play-offs
5  Italy B 3 –33 10
6  Wales A 3 –26 8
7  Argentina B 3 –9 7
8  Australia A 3 +21 6
9–12th place play-offs
9  Georgia C 3 –14 5
10  Ireland C 3 –18 2
11  Scotland B 3 –42 1
12  Japan A 3 –103 1

Knockout stage[edit]

9–12th place play-offs[edit]

 
Semi-finalsNinth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Ireland29
 
 
 
 Scotland45
 
 Scotland31
 
 
 
 Georgia39
 
 Georgia24
 
 
 Japan22
 
Eleventh place
 
 
 
 
 
 Ireland39
 
 
 Japan33

Semi-finals[edit]

12 June 2018
16:00
Ireland  29–45  Scotland
Try: Byrne 10' c
Sylvester 21' c
O'Brien 61' c
Daly 72' m
Con: Byrne (2/2) 11', 22'
Dean (1/2) 62'
Pen: Byrne (1/1) 40'
Try: Richardson (2) 24' c, 32' c
Trotter 37' c
Graham 48' c
Rowe 55' c
Onojaife 68' c
Con: Chapman (6/6) 25', 33', 38', 49', 56', 69'
Pen: Chapman (1/1) 7'
12 June 2018
18:30
Georgia  24–22  Japan
Try: Lomidze 13' c
Tapladze (2) 38' m, 71' c
Aprasidze 77' m
Con: Aprasidze (2/4) 14', 72'
Try: Ishida 7' c
Vailea 29' c
Yamasawa 42' m
Con: Mori (2/3) 8', 30'
Pen: Mori (1/2) 20'

Eleventh place[edit]

17 June 2018
11:00
Ireland  39–33  Japan
Try: Stewart 4' c
Sheehan 10' m
Sylvester 33' c
O'Brien 76' m
Con: Byrne (2/4) 5', 34'
Pen: Byrne (5/6) 29', 43', 47', 49', 63'
Try: Vailea (2) 15' c, 72' c
Tsukayama 22' m
Fifita (2) 55' c, 59' c
Con: Mori (4/5) 16', 56', 60', 73'

Ninth place[edit]

17 June 2018
13:30
Scotland  31–39  Georgia
Try: Smith 7' m
Trotter (2) 14' c, 33' c
Rowe 71' m
Miller 75' c
Con: Chapman (2/3) 15', 34'
Thompson (1/2) 76'
Try: Japaridze 2' m
Marjanishvili (2) 21' c, 63' c
Gigolashvili (2) 42' c, 55' c
Con: Abzhandadze (4/4) 22', 43', 56', 64'
Pen: Abzhandadze (1/1) 49', 79'

5–8th place play-offs[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Wales15
 
 
 
 Argentina39
 
 Argentina15
 
 
 
 Australia41
 
 Italy15
 
 
 Australia44
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
 Wales34
 
 
 Italy17

Semi-finals[edit]

12 June 2018
14:00
Wales  15–39  Argentina
Try: Conbeer 17' c
Baldwin 32' m
Con: Evans (1/2) 18'
Pen: Evans (1/1) 53'
Try: Nogues 23' m
Penalty try 39'
Carreras 41' c
Molina 54' c
Avellaneda 75' c
Con: De La Vega Mendia (3/4) 42', 55', 76'
Pen: De La Vega Mendia (2/6) 14', 62'
12 June 2018
16:30
Italy  15–44  Australia
Try: D'Onofrio (3) 13' m, 20' m, 66' m
Try: Hockings 17' m
Stewart 28' c
McReight (2) 42' c, 73' m
Francis 61' c
Kuenzle 75' c
Con: Lonergan (3/4) 29', 43', 62'
Harrison (1/2) 76'
Pen: Lonergan (2/2) 23', 65'

Seventh place[edit]

17 June 2018
16:00
Wales  34–17  Italy
Try: Conbeer 11' c
Davis 23' c
Penalty try 40'
Llewellyn 67' c
Con: Evans (3/3) 12', 24', 68'
Pen: Evans (2/2) 3', 61'
Try: D'Onofrio 19' c
Taddia 64' m
Romano 74' m
Con: Rizzi (1/3) 20'

Fifth place[edit]

17 June 2018
14:00
Argentina  15–41  Australia
Try: Carreras 14' c
Grondona 70' m
Con: De La Vega Mendia (1/2) 15'
Pen: De La Vega Mendia (1/1) 46'
Try: Hockings 8' c
Maafu 21' c
Ross 56' c
Hansen 77' c
Lucas 80' c
Con: Harrison (4/4) 9', 22', 57', 78'
Hockings (1/1) 80+1'
Pen: Harrison (2/2) 26', 51'

Finals[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 England32
 
 
 
 South Africa31
 
 England25
 
 
 
 France33
 
 New Zealand7
 
 
 France16
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 South Africa40
 
 
 New Zealand30

Semi-finals[edit]

12 June 2018
19:00
England  32–31  South Africa
Try: Parton 10' m
Hardwick 15' c
White 22' c
Olowofela 60' c
Con: Smith (3/4) 16', 23', 61'
Pen: Smith (2/2) 39', 48'
Try: Sandi 8' c
Uys 44' m
Nortjé 52' c
Rass 67' m
Ntlabakanye 74' c
Con: Lombard (3/5) 9', 53', 75'
12 June 2018
21:00
New Zealand  7–16  France
Try: Plummer 69' c
Con: Plummer (1/1) 70'
Try: Ntmack 42' c
Con: Carbonel (1/1) 43'
Pen: Carbonel (3/4) 30', 49', 63'

Third place[edit]

17 June 2018
16:30
South Africa  40–30  New Zealand
Try: Green (2) 1' c, 43' c
Sandi 16' c
Nortjé 61' m
Simelane 63' c
Ntlabakanye 74' c
Con: Lombard (5/6) 2', 17', 44', 64', 75'
Try: Renton 3' c
Plummer 13' m
Riedlinger-Kapa 28' c
Clarke 80' m
Con: Plummer (2/4) 4', 29'
Pen: Plummer (2/4) 8', 24'

Final[edit]

17 June 2018
19:00
England  25–33  France
Try: Olowofela (2) 40+1' m, 78' c
Heyes 71' c
Con: Grayson (2/3) 72', 79'
Pen: Smith (2/2) 21', 63'
Report Try: Woki 25' m
Séguret 74' c
Con: Carbonel (1/2) 75'
Pen: Carbonel (7/7) 4', 19', 37', 41', 53', 56', 68'

Statistics[edit]

The player statistics for the 2018 U20 Championship:[3]

Final placings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA
1  France 5 5 0 0 145 106 +39 16 14
2  England 5 4 0 1 174 97 +77 25 11
3  South Africa 5 3 0 2 163 152 +11 26 19
4  New Zealand 5 3 0 2 173 84 +95 24 10
5–8th place play-offs
5  Australia 5 3 0 2 178 102 +76 23 13
6  Argentina 5 2 0 3 127 138 −11 17 17
7  Wales 5 3 0 2 103 136 −33 11 18
8  Italy 5 2 0 3 94 173 −79 15 24
9–12th place play-offs
9  Georgia 5 3 0 2 126 130 −4 17 19
10  Scotland 5 1 0 4 125 149 −24 16 23
11  Ireland 5 1 0 4 129 158 −29 16 23
12  Japan 5 0 0 5 91 202 −111 14 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "France to host World Rugby U20 Championship 2018". World Rugby. 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Schedule confirmed for World Rugby U20 Championship 2018". World Rugby. 15 February 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 U20 Championship – Stats". World Rugby. 17 June 2018.

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