Japan, Portugal in Trophy Final

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:26
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In World Rugby's Under-20 Trophy, Japan and Portugal will meet in the final.

It's the first time that Portugal have made the final. For Japan, who were relegated from the World Under-20 Championship, this is their fifth final.

Japan got there after a convincing win over Namibia, while Portugal just edged Fiji out.

The Finals round is on Sunday, 10 September 2017.

Final Fixtures

Japan's vs Portugal
Uruguay vs Namibia
Chile vs Fiji
Canada vs Hong Kong

The eight participating teams played in two pools. The winners of each pool, Japan of Pool A and Portugal of Pool B, played in the final.  

Results of Pool Matches

Round 3
Japan vs Namibia, 33-13
Portugal vs Fiji, 16-13
Chile vs Canada, 45-6 
Uruguay vs Hong Kong, 66-10

Round 1
Japan vs Canada 50-12
Namibia vs Chile, 33-19
Portugal vs Hong Kong, 31-24
Uruguay vs Fiji, 34-3

Round 2
Japan vs Chile, 28-22
Namibia vs Canada, 31-16
Portugal vs Uruguay, 20-18
Fiji vs Hong Kong, 26-7

Match Officials for Final Day

Canada vs Hong Kong
Referee: Tasuku Kawahara (Japan) 
Assistant referees: Tornike Gvirjishvili (Georgia), Caua Ricardo Santos (Brazil)

Chile vs Fiji
Referee: Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Assistant referees: Maxime Burlet Belgium), Ionut Bodea (Romania)

Namibia vs Uruguay
Referee: Stephen Copeman (Hong Kong)
Assistant referees: Tornike Gvirjishvili (Georgia), Caua Ricardo Santos

Japan vs Portugal
Referee: Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay)
Assistant referees: Maxime Burlet Belgium), Ionut Bodea (Romania) 

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