Japan Win Trophy in Weather-lashed Montevideo

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:44
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REPORT: The final day of World Rugby's Under-20 Trophy brought out the worst in Montevideo weather - not a Katrina or an Irma but perhaps a side-effect.

The rain and wind were certainly heavy and made life uncomfortable for the players. In fact, it was so bad that the officials stopped the game early.
Japan won the final, slithering to a 14-3 victory over Portugal. Japan were relegated at the last Under-20 Championship but this victory qualifies them to shoot straight back got the next one.
Tongan Faulua Makisi scored a try. He charged down a clearing kick and then surfed over with the ball for a try. Japan's second try was a penalty try when Japan destroyed a Portuguese scrum. Portugal's points came from a penalty goal by flyhalf Jorge Abecasis. 
After 65 minutes of the match, the officials called the players off, fearing for their safety.
Uruguay won the bronze medal. they scored first and last, though the Namibians fought back to 15-12 early in the second half then Los Teros pulled away for victory.
Final Day Results:
Japan vs Portugal, 14-3
Uruguay vs Namibia, 34-12
Chile vs Fiji, 15-13
Canada vs Hong Kong, 38-0
Pool Results:
The eight teams were divided into two pools. Pool logs determined opponents in the final round.
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
Round 3
Japan vs Namibia, 33-13
Portugal vs Fiji, 16-13
Chile vs Canada, 45-6 
Uruguay vs Hong Kong, 66-10
Pool Standings:
Pool A: 1 Japan, 2 Namibia, 3 Chile, 4 Canada
Pool B: 1 Portugal, 2 Uruguay, 3 Fiji, 4 Hong Kong
Final Round Match Officials:
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)
There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 22 September 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Pumas 15h30 Bloemfontein
Cheetahs v Leinster 18h00 Bloemfontein
Glasgow Warriors v Munster 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Ulster v Dragons 18h35 Kingspan Stadium
Gloucester v Worcester Warriors 18h45 Kingsholm
Treviso v Ospreys 19h35 Stadio Monigo
Sat, 23 September 2017
Sharks v Blue Bulls 13h00 Durban
Bath v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Recreation Ground
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Saracens v Sale Sharks 14h00 Allianz Park
Connacht v Cardiff Blues 14h15 Sportsground
Western Province v Griquas 15h15 Newlands
Kings v Zebre 17h35 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
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Sun, 24 September 2017
London Irish v Northampton Saints 13h00 Madejski Stadium
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Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
England U20 3 3 0 0 14
Australia U20 3 2 0 1 10
Wales U20 3 1 0 2 6
Samoa U20 3 1 0 3 1
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand U20 3 3 0 0 15
Scotland U20 3 2 0 1 9
Italy U20 3 1 0 2 6
Ireland U20 3 0 0 3 2
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa U20 3 2 1 0 12
France U20 3 2 1 0 11
Argentina U20 3 1 0 2 6
Georgia U20 3 0 0 3 0