Tue 4 Jun 2019 | 10:00

World U20 Championship Starts

World U20 Championship Starts
Tue 4 Jun 2019 | 10:00
World U20 Championship Starts
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World Rugby’s Under-20 Championship starts in Argentina on Tuesday, 4 June 2019. It is the 12th such tournament.

Twelve teams are taking part in the tournament to be played in Rosario and Santa Fe.

* Rosario, about 300 km from Rosario up the Paraná River, is the centre of the cattle industry and for that reason sometimes referred to as the Chicago of Argentina. It is a river port and is in the province of Santa Fe. The city of Santa Fe (full name Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz) is the capital of the province and is close to the Paraná. Santa Fe is about 170 km north of Rosario.

The 12 teams are divided into three pools, playing an initial three matches each before the knock-out rounds start.

The pool matches will be played on 4,8 and 12 June 2019, the knock-out matches on 17 and 22 June 2019.

Pools

Pool A: Argentina, Fiji, France, Wales

Pool B: Australia, England, Ireland, Italy

Pool C: Georgia, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa

Pool Fixtures

Round 1 – 4 June 2019

In Santa Fe
Australia vs Italy at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe
New Zealand vs Georgia at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe
England vs Ireland at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe

In Rosario
South Africa vs Scotland at Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
Argentina vs Wales at Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
France vs Fiji at Racecourse Stadium, Rosario

Round 2 – Saturday, 8 June 2019

In Santa Fe
Australia vs Ireland at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe
Argentina vs Fiji at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe
England vs Italy at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe

In Rosario
South Africa vs Georgia at Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
France vs Wales at Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
New Zealand vs Scotland at Racecourse Stadium, Rosario

Round 3 – Wednesday, 12 June 2019

In Santa Fe
Italy vs Ireland at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe
Wales vs Fiji at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe
England vs Australia at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe

In Rosario
Georgia vs Scotland at Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
France vs Argentina at Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
South Africa vs New Zealand at Racecourse Stadium, Rosario

Match Officials

Referees: Nika Amashukeli (Georgia), Ben Blain (Scotland),Pablo Deluca (Argentina), James Doleman (New Zealand), Craig Evans (Wales), Damon Murphy (Australia), Andrea Piardi (Italy), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Christophe Ridley (England)

TMOs: Santiago Borsani (Argentina), Ian Smith (Australia), Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Previous Winners

2008: New Zealand in Wales
2009: New Zealand in Japan
2010: New Zealand in Argentina
2011: New Zealand in Italy
2012: South Africa in South Africa
2013: England in France
2014: England in New Zealand
2015: New Zealand in Italy
2016: England in England
2017: New Zealand in Georgia
2018: France in France

Photo: The Under-20 World Championship Trophy

PV: 1025


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