World Rugby's U20 Trophy Play-offs
The pool matches in World Rugby’s Under-20 Trophy tournament, taking place in Brazil, are over, and the play-offs take place on Sunday, 21 July 2019.
There are three teams unbeaten after the pool matches – Japan, Portugal and Uruguay who have a drawn match.
The climax to the tournament is the final between Japan and Portugal. the winner of the final will be promoted to World Rugby’s Under-20 Championship in 2020, taking the place of Scotland which is to be demoted to the Trophy.
The referee for the final is 36-year-old Damián Schneider of Argentina, a man with international experience at 15s and Sevens.
1 Japan – 15 points
2 Uruguay – 11 points
3 Kenya – 5 points
4 Brazil – 2 points
1 Portugal – 15 points
2 Tonga – 10 points
3 Canada – 7 points
4 Hong Kong – 1 point
The play-offs will continue to be played at Estadio Martins Pereira in São Jose dos Campos, a city in southeastern Brazil.
Day 4 Fixtures with Match Officials
7th Place Play-off: Brazil vs Hong Kong
Referee: Federico Vedovelli (Italy)
Assistant referees: Nehuén Jauri (Argentina), Frank Mendez (Chile)
5th Place Play-off: Kenya vs Canada
Referee: Luke Rogan (USA)
Assistant referees: Gonzalo Ventoso (Uruguay), Matías Esteban (Uruguay)
3rd Place Play-Off: Uruguay vs Tonga
Referee: Nehuén Jauri (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Cauã Ricardo (Brazil), Frank Mendez (Chile)
Final: Japan vs Portugal
Referee: Damian Schneider (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Luke Rogan (USA), Cauã Ricardo (Brazil)
Goal judges: Gonzalo Ventoso (Uruguay), Matías Esteban (Uruguay)