New Zealand national under-20 rugby union team

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New Zealand
New Zealand national under-20 rugby union team logo.svg
UnionNew Zealand Rugby Union
Nickname(s)Baby Blacks
Coach(es)New Zealand Craig Philpott
Top scorerNew Zealand Trent Renata (59)
Most triesNew Zealand Zac Guildford/Tevita Li (8)
Team kit
First international
New Zealand New Zealand 48–9 Tonga Tonga
(6 June 2008)
Largest win
New Zealand New Zealand 92–0 Wales Wales
(14 June 2011)
Largest defeat
Australia Australia 24–0 New Zealand New Zealand
(5 May 2019)
World Cup
Appearances7 (First in 2008)
Best resultChampions 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017

The New Zealand under 20 rugby team are the newest representative rugby union team from New Zealand. They replace the two former age grade teams Under 19s and Under 21s. Their first tournament was the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship, which they won after defeating England 38–3 in the final.[1] They have gone on to also win the 2009, 2010 and 2011 IRB Junior World Championships. The team also competes at the Oceania U20 Championship as of 2015. The New Zealand under 20s have been nicknamed the "Baby Blacks" after the youthful All Blacks side which played in 1986.

Overall[edit]

Summary for all under 20 matches at the World and Oceania championships up to and including the 2019 World Championship:

Opposition Played Won Drawn Lost % Won
 Argentina 4 4 0 0 100%
 Australia 1210 0 2 83%
 England 6 5 0 1 83%
 Fiji 6 6 0 0 100%
 France 3 2 0 1 67%
 Georgia 2 2 0 0 100%
 Ireland 8 7 0 1 88%
 Italy 2 2 0 0 100%
 Japan 3 3 0 0 100%
 Samoa 5 5 0 0 100%
 Scotland 4 4 0 0 100%
 South Africa 7 1 0 6 14%
 Tonga 2 2 0 0 100%
 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 100%
 Wales 9 7 0 2 78%
Total 74 61 0 13 82%

Results[edit]

2019[edit]

2019 World Championship – (7th place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 45–13  Georgia
Pool match 52–33  Scotland
Pool match 17–25  South Africa
Play-off 7–8  Wales
7th place game 40–17  Ireland

2019 Oceania Championship – (2nd place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Round 1 53–7  Fiji
Round 2 87–12  Japan
Round 3 0–24  Australia

2018[edit]

2018 World Championship – (4th place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 67–0  Japan
Pool match 42–10  Wales
Pool match 27–18  Australia
Semi-final 7–16  France
3rd place game 30–40  South Africa

2018 Oceania Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Round 1 97–0  Tonga
Round 2 55–15  Fiji
Round 3 43–28  Australia

2017[edit]

2017 World Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 42–20  Scotland
Pool match 68–26  Italy
Pool match 69–3  Ireland
Semi-final 39–26  France
Final 64–17  England

2017 Oceania Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Round 1 63–3  Fiji
Round 2 80–23  Samoa
Round 3 43–6  Australia

2016[edit]

2016 World Championship – (5th place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 55–0  Georgia
Pool match 24–33  Ireland
Pool match 18–17  Wales
Play-off 71–12  Wales
5th place play-off 55–24  Australia

2016 Oceania Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Match 1 30–10  Australia
Match 2 24–25  Australia

2015[edit]

2015 World Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 68–10  Scotland
Pool match 32–29  Argentina
Pool match 25–3  Ireland
Semi-final 45–7  France
Final 21–14  England

2015 Oceania Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Round 1 75–0  Japan
Round 2 36–14  Samoa
Round 3 46–29  Australia

2008 to 2014[edit]

IRB World Championships 2008 to 2014

2014 World Championship – (3rd place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 48–12 Samoa Samoa
Pool match 24–33 South Africa South Africa
Pool match 54–7 Scotland Scotland
Semi-final 25–32 South Africa South Africa
3rd place game 45–23  Ireland

2013 World Championship – (4th place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 59–6 Fiji Fiji
Pool match 14–10 Australia Australia
Pool match 31–26  Ireland
Semi-final 21–33 England England
3rd place game 34–41 South Africa South Africa

2012 World Championship – (2nd place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 63–0 Samoa Samoa
Pool match 6–9 Wales Wales
Pool match 33–12 Fiji Fiji
Semi-final 30–6 Wales Wales
Final 16–22 South Africa South Africa

The team's first-ever loss was 6–9 to Wales in 2012.

2011 World Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 64–7 Italy Italy
Pool match 92–0 Wales Wales
Pool match 48–15  Argentina
Semi-final 37–7  Australia
Final 33–22  England

2010 World Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 44–11 Fiji Fiji
Pool match 77–7 Samoa Samoa
Pool match 43–10 Wales Wales
Semi-final 36–7 South Africa South Africa
Final 62–17 Australia Australia

2009 World Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 75–0 Uruguay Uruguay
Pool match 17–0  Ireland
Pool match 48–9 Argentina Argentina
Semi-final 31–17 Australia Australia
Final 44–28 England England

2008 World Championship – (1st place)[edit]

Match Score Opposition
Pool match 48–9 Tonga Tonga
Pool match 65–10  Ireland
Pool match 60–0 Argentina Argentina
Semi-final 31–6 Wales Wales
Final 38–3 England England

Squads[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named in the New Zealand Under-20 squad for the 2019 World Rugby Under 20 Championship[2]

2019 New Zealand Under-20 rugby union team
Name GEO SCO SA WAL IRE
Ollie Norris 1 16 1 1 1
Kianu Kereru Symes 2 17 2 2
Fletcher Newell 3 19 3 18 3
Cullen Grace 4 20 4 20 4
Taine Plumtree 5 6 Substituted in 20 4
Samipeni Finau 6 21 Substituted in 6 21 Substituted in
Kohan Herbert 7 22 7 7
Devan Flanders 8 23 8 8
Leroy Carter 9 24 9 24 24
Rivez Reihana 10 25 25 25 10
Leicester Fainga'anuku 11 28 11 11 11
Dallas McLeod 12 26 12 12 16
Quinn Tupaea 13 13 27 13 12
Etene Nanai-Seturo 14 11 14 16 Substituted in 14
Cole Forbes 15 27 15 28 15
Shilo Klein 16 Substituted in 2 16 Substituted in 16 Substituted in 2
George Dyer 17 Substituted in 1 17 Substituted in 17 Substituted in
Kaliopasi Uluilakepa 18 Substituted in 3 19 Substituted in 19 Substituted in 18
Tamaiti Williams 19 18 3 19
Tupou Vaa'i 20 5 5 5 5
Kaylum Boshier 21 6 21 Substituted in 6 6
Jeriah Mua 22 Substituted in 7 22 22 7
Simon Parker 23 Substituted in 8 23 Substituted in 23 8
Taufa Funaki 24 Substituted in 9 24 Substituted in 9 9
Fergus Burke 25 10 10 23
Billy Proctor 26 13 13 26 Substituted in 13
Scott Gregory 27 15 28 Substituted in 15
Lalomilo Lalomilo 28 14 26 Substituted in 14

Previous squads[edit]

Coaches[edit]

The current head coach of the All Blacks is Craig Philpott, who has held the position since 2017, making him the longest serving head coach of the U20 New Zealand team. Due to the U20 category only existing since the combining of the U19 and U21 age-groups in 2007, the following table only includes coaches appointed since. In the inaugural tournament in 2008, Dave Rennie and Russell Hilton-Jones served as Co-Coaches in charge of the team.

Name Years Tests Won Drew Lost Win percentage
New Zealand Dave Rennie 2008 5 5 0 0 100% 100%
2009-10 10 10 0 0 100%
New Zealand Russell Hilton-Jones 2008 5 5 0 0 100%
New Zealand Mark Anscombe 2011 5 5 0 0 100%
New Zealand Rob Penney 2012 5 3 0 2 60%
New Zealand Chris Boyd 2013-14 10 6 0 4 60%
New Zealand Scott Robertson 2015-16 15 14 0 1 93%
New Zealand Craig Philpott 2017- 24 19 0 5 79%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clutton, Graham. "Final: New Zealand 38–3 England". irb.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  2. ^ "nz under-20 squad named for world rugby championship". AllBlacks.com. Archived from the original on 26 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.

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