New Zealand national under-20 rugby union team

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New Zealand
New Zealand national under-20 rugby union team logo.svg
Union New Zealand Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Baby Blacks
Coach(es) New Zealand Scott Robertson [1]
Top scorer New Zealand Trent Renata (59)
Most tries New Zealand 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
England England 33–21 New Zealand New Zealand
(18 June 2013)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 2008)
Best result Champions 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

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 19's and Under 21's. Their first tournament was the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship, which they won after defeating England 38–3 in the final.[2] 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 2015:

Opposition Played Won Drawn Lost % Won
 Argentina 4 4 0 0 100%
 Australia 5 5 0 0 100%
 England 4 3 0 1 75%
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 100%
 France 1 1 0 0 100%
 Ireland 5 5 0 0 100%
 Italy 1 1 0 0 100%
 Japan 1 1 0 0 100%
 Samoa 4 4 0 0 100%
 Scotland 2 2 0 0 100%
 South Africa 5 1 0 4 20%
 Tonga 1 1 0 0 100%
 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 100%
 Wales 5 4 0 1 80%
Total 42 36 0 6 86%

Results[edit]

2015[edit]

2015 Junior 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 Junior 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]

2014 Junior 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 Junior 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 Junior 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 Junior 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 Junior 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 Junior 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 Junior 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

Current squad[edit]

New Zealand U20 squad at the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship:[3]

Players Club/Province Position
Isileli Tu'ungafasi Auckland Prop
Tau Koloamatangi Waikato Prop
Aidan Ross Bay of Plenty Prop
Atunaisa Moli Waikato Prop
Liam Polwart Auckland Hooker
Steven Misa Waikato Hooker
Ricky Riccitelli Hawke's Bay Prop/Hooker
Mitchell Dunshea Canterbury Lock/Loose Forward
Geoffrey Cridge Hawke's Bay Lock
Hamish Dalzell Canterbury Lock
Joshua Goodhue Canterbury Lock
James Blackwell Wellington Lock
Mitchell Jacobson Waikato Loose Forward
Blake Gibson Auckland Loose Forward
Mitchell Karpik Auckland Loose Forward
Akira Ioane Auckland Loose Forward
Henry Stowers Wellington Loose Forward
Harrison Levien Waikato Halfback
Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi Taranaki Halfback
Otere Black Manawatu First-five-eighth
Mitchell Hunt Auckland First-five-eighth
Tinoai Faiane Auckland Midfield
Jack Goodhue Canterbury Midfield
Anton Lienert-Brown Waikato Midfield
Nathaniel Apa Canterbury Wing/Midfield
Tevita Li North Harbour Wing
Vince Aso Auckland Wing
George Bridge Canterbury Fullback
Luteru Laulala Canterbury Fullback

Previous Squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott Robertson appointed head coach of New Zealand Under 20". All Blacks. AllBlacks.com. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Clutton, Graham. "Final: New Zealand 38–3 England". irb.com. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ All Blacks.com (11 May 2015). "NZ Under 20 squad named for World Champs in Italy". Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  4. ^ ALLBLACKS.COM (31 March 2015). "NZ squad named for Oceania Under 20 tournament". Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "NZU20 squad named for 2014 IRB Junior World Championship". Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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