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Junior World Championship report

Junior World Championship report
Sat 8 Jun 2019 | 12:33
Junior World Championship report

ROUND TWO WRAP: We bring you all the drama from the second round of the World Rugby Under-20 championship in Argentina as the race for a place in the semifinals intensifies.

The most thrilling match of the 12 played at the tournament so far has been the encounter between England and Italy.

Round 3 takes place on Wednesday, 12 June 2019. After that come the knock-outs.

All the scores and scorers

Australia 45-17 Ireland at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe

Australia, the Oceania Under-20 champions, have thus beaten the Six Nations Under-20 champions with a victory that looks easier than it was.

The score was 10-7 to Australia at half-time, and, with 17 minutes to go, Ireland led 17-15. Losing a player to a red card, clearly damaged the Irish effort and their defences crashed.

Junior Wallabies coach Jason Gilmore said: “Ireland played with courage today with 14 men and showed why they are the Six Nations Champions.

“Our boys had to absorb a lot of pressure on our defence and, when we finally got some territory, we were able to convert it into points.

“We now have England in our final pool game and the group will be ready for another tough game”


For Australia:
Tries: Tui, Nawaqanitawase, Lucas, Frost 2, Harrison
Cons: Harrison 6
Pen: Harrison

For Ireland:
Tries: Casey, Moore
Cons: Flannery, Healy
Pen: Flannery


Australia: 15 Isaac Lucas, 14 Sione Tui, 13 Semisi Tupou, 12 Noah Lolesio, 11 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Michael McDonald, 8 Will Harris, 7 Fraser McReigh (captain), 6 Harry Wilson, 5 Trevor Hosea, 4 Michael Wood, 3 Josh Nasser, 2 Lachlas Lonergan, 1 Angus Bell
Replacements: 16 Joe Cotton, 17 Bo Abra, 18 Darcy Breen, 19 Rhys Va Nek, 20 Esei Ha’angana, 21 Nick Frost, 22 Carlo Tizzano, 23 Pat Tafa, 24 Henry Robertson, 25 Ben Donaldson, 26 Kye Oates, 27 Joey Walton

Ireland 15 Rob Russell, 14 Angus Kernohan, 13 Liam Turner, 12 Stewart Moore, 11 Jonathan Wren, 10 Jake Flannery, 9 Craig Casey,, 8 John Hodnett, 7 Ronan Watters, 6 David McCann 5 Ryan Baird, 4 Charlie Ryan (captain), 3 Thomas Clarkson, 2 Dylan Tierney-Martin, 1 Josh Wycherley
Replacements:16 John McKee, 17 Michael Milne, 18 Charlie Ward, 19 Declan Adamson, 20 Niall Murray, 22 Ciaran Booth, 23 Thomas Ahern, 24 Colm Reilly, 25 Ben Healy, 26 Cormac Foley

Referee: Christophe Ridley (England)
Assistant referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Nicolás Cotic (Argentina)
Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)
Assessor: Andy MacPherson (Scotland)

South Africa 48-20 Georgia at Hipódromo, Rosario

The score was 21-5 to South Africa at half-time , as South Africa took scoring chances in a mess of the half..

There were three things that were good about this match – the weather, the manicured playing surface and a fair-haired flank called Dylan Richardson.

The score may suggest a comfortable win for South Africa. That is far from the truth. Their scrums were terrible, the lineouts were haphazard, their handling, till late in the game, was execrable and their discipline a disgrace. Apart from numerous penalties, the South Africans  suffered two yellow cards.

There was little continuity in a match of many stoppages, including long  intrusions by the TMO.

In what must be an understatement, the South African coach Roux said his charges had to sharpen up in the next few days, with a big task ahead in their final pool match: “The one thing we will take from this match is that we have to be ready mentally for New Zealand. We need to have our plans ready and be sharp for the next game.

“The positive for us is that we are still in the competition and our fate is in our hands.

“There were opportunities, but we made too many unforced errors. I don’t know why it happened, but it seemed as though we could not catch the ball in the first half.
“Our discipline was also not good enough. Playing with 14 men for 20 minutes will always make things tougher, so we need to rectify that.”

It was not effort that was lacking but ordinary skills, like catching and passing. The second half was better for the Soiuth Africans, as if the practising of the first half had improved matters.

Georgia, too, made an effort and their massive prop Gia Kharaishvili was the big personality of their side – a giant destroyer of South African scrummaging.


For South Africa:
Tries: Richardson 2, Mbatha, Ntlabakanye, Pretorius, Abrahams, Davids, Coetzer
Cons: Hendrikse 3, Nohamba

For Georgia:
Try: Lashkhi 2, Tchitchinadze
Pen: Abzhandadze


South Africa: 15 Vaughen Isaacs, 14 Angelo Davids, 13 Marnus Potgieter, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Caleb Dingaan, 10 James Mollentze, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phendulani Buthelezi(captain), 7 Celimpilo Gumede, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Emile van Heerden, 4 JJ van der Mescht, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 Fezokuhle Mbatha, 1 Dian Bleuler
Replacements: 16 Dameon Venter, 17 Kudzwai Dube, 18 Keagan Glade, 19 Thabiso Mdletshe, 20 Elrigh Louw, 21 Jaco Labuschagne, 22 Thaakir Abrahams, 23 Sanele Nohamba, 24 Sibusiso Sangweni, 25 Mnombo Zwelendaba, 26 David Coetzer, 27 David Kriel

Georgia: 15 Teimuraz Tchitchinadze, 14 Zura Kavtaradze, 13 Demur Tapladze, 12 Lasha Lomidze, 11 Otar Lashkhi, 10 Tedo Abzhandadze (captain), 9 Mikheil Alania, 8 Beka Koriauli, 7 Koba Kolotauri, 6 Ioseb Gusharashvili, 5 Ioane Iashagashvili, 4 Tato Gvimradze, 3 Gia Kharaishvili, 2 Vano Karkadze, 1 Luka Azariashvili
Replacements: 16 Luka Nioradze, 17 Zaur Tevdorashvili, 18 Nika Gvaladze, 19 Luka Gelashvili, 20 Vakhtang Jincharadze, 21 Giorgi Margalitadze, 22 Sandro Margiani, 23 Givi Tsintsadze, 24 Leiceste Faingaanuku

Referee: Ben Blain (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Pali Deluca (Argentina), Esteban Filipanics (Argentina)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
Assessor: Matt Peters (New Zealand)

Argentina 41-14 Fiji at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe

Argentina 41-14 Fiji at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe

At half-time, the Pumitas led 12-0. It was in the second half that Argentina built up its dominance. It started with a try by right wing Isgro Alastra, after which Argentina stretched away.

Pumitas coach José Pellicena said: “We are happy. This game was important for us and I think the guys did a great job, beyond some mistakes that we will be working on before the match with France.


For Argentina
Tries; Mendy, De La Vega, Pedemonte, Gallo, Gurovich, Isgro Alastra, Penalty Try
Con: De La Vega Mendia 2

For Fiji:
Try: Waqa, Loaloa
Cons: Kuruvoli 2


Argentina: 15 Ignacio Mendy 14 Rodrigo Isgro 13 Juan Pablo Castro(captain) 12 Santiago Chocobares 11 Mate Carreras 10 Joaquín de la Vega Mendia, 9 Garcia, 8 Bautiste Pedemonte, 7 Juan Martín Gonzalez, 6 Jerónimo Gómez Vara, 5 Luca Bur, 4 Manuel Bernstein, 3 Francisco Coria, 2 Pablo Dimcheff, 1 Francisco Minervino
Replacements: 16 Thomas Gallo, 17 Ramiro Gurovich, 18 Francisco Calandra, 19 Estanislao Carullo, 20 Augustín Toth, 21 Ramiro Tallone, 22 Juan Cru Pérez Rachel, 23 Federico Parnás, 24 Joaquín Pellandini, 25 Nicolás Roger, 26 Gerónimo Prisciantelli, 27 Tomás Acost Pimentel, 28 Marco Moneta

Fiji: 15 Etonia Waqa, 14 Ilaisa Droasese, 13 Veresa Tuqovu, 12 Isaac Ratumaitavuki, 11 Epeli Momo, 10 Caleb Muntz, 9 Simione Kuruvoli, 8 Aminasi Shaw, 7 Alivereti Loaloa, 6 Vilive Miramira, 5 Christopher Minimbi, 4 Osea Waqaninavatu, 3 Joseva Nasaroa, 2 Tevita Ikanivere (captain), 1 Livai Natave
Replacements: Lino Mairara, Emosi Tuqiri, Lumelume, Manoa Mocelutu, Elijah Kuilamu, Meli Tuni, Josh Vuta, Qaranivalu, Taniela Ramasibana

Referee: Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Assistant referees: Damon Murphy (Australia), Simón Larrubia (Argentina)
Television match official: Ian Smith (Australia)
Assessor: Gary Welsh (England)

France 32-13 Wales at Hipódromo, Rosario

At half-time France led just 10-8. In fact Wales scored first when Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler of Neath broke and set up Tomi Lewis’s first try. But in the second half the French pack took over and France enjoyed the majority of possession and territory, which told in the second half.

The victory earned France a bonus point.

France, who are the defending World Under-20 champions, have now won both of their pool matches and play hosts Argentina in their third pool match. Argentina lost to Wales in Round 1.


For France:
Tries: Carbonel, Lebel, Iinto, Delbouis
Cons: Carbonel 3
Pens: Carbonel 2

For Wales:
Tries: Lewis 2
Pen: Evans


France: 15 Alexandre De Nardi, 14 Vincent Pinto, 13 Arthur Vincent (captain), 12 Antoine Zeghoar, 11 Donovan Taofifanua, 10 Louis Carbonnel, 9 Quintin Delord, 8 Jordan Joseph, 7 Sacha Zeguer, 6 Mathias Haddad Victor, 5 Killian Geraci, 4 Gauthier Maravat, 3 Paul Mallez, 2 Rayne Barka, 1 Jean-Baptiste Gros
Replacements: 16 Théo Lachand, 17 Georgi Beria, 18 Alex Burin, 19 Eli Eglaine, 20 Thibault Hamonou, 21 Mathieu Hirigoyen, 22 Loïc Hocquet, 23 Leo Coly, 24 Mathieu Smaïli, 25 Julien Delbouis, 26 Ethan Dumortier, 27 Matthis Lebel

Wales: 15 Ioan Davies, 14 Tomi Lewis, 13 Max Llewellyn, 12 Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler, 11 Ryan Conbeer, 10 Cai Evans, 9 Dafydd Buckland, 8 Jac Morgan, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Iestyn Rees, 5 Jac Price, 4 Ed Scragg, 3 Ben Warren, 2 Dewi Lake (captain), 1 Kemsley Mathias
Replacements: Will Griffiths, Garin Lloyd, Rhys Davies, Tom Devine, Nick English, Morgan Jones, Lennon Greggains, Harri Morgan, Sam Costelow, Deon Smith, Rio Dyer

Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Pali Deluca (Argentina), Esteban Filipanics (Argentina)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
Assessor: Matt Peters (New Zealand)

England 24-23 Italy at Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe

England led 7-6 at half-time. With just seven minutes to play, Italy led 23-21 but then England fullback, Jos Hodge, kicked the penalty goal that gave his side the tiny lead at 24-23.

The sides each scored three tries but Hodge’s boot was one point better than the Italian boots.

Earlier this year, in the Under-20 Six Nations, England had beaten Italy 35-10.

Having lost to Ireland in their opening fixture of the tournament England got back to winning ways, but missed out on a four-try bonus point.

After their physically demanding encounters with Ireland and Italy, England now face the powerful Australians.


For England:
Tries: Capstick, Coles, James
Cons: Hodge 3
Pen: Hodge

For Italy:
Tries: Garbisi, Lai, Capuozzo
Con: Garbisi
Pens: Da Re 2


England: 15 Jos Hodge, 14 To Seabrook, 13 Conno Doherty, 12 Frase Dingwal (captain, 11 Arro Reed, 10 To D Glanville, 9 Sa Maunder, 8 Rusiat Tuima, 7 Aaro Hinkle, 6 Jos Basham, 5 Ale Coles, 4 Richar Capstick, 3 Alfi Petch, 2 Wil Capon, 1 Ka Owen
Replacements: 16 Ni Doll, 17 Jame Kenn, 18 Jo Heye, 19 Oll Adkin, 20 Joe Kpok, 21 Te Hil, 22 To Willi, 23 Olli Fo, 24 Luk Jame, 25 Camero Redpat, 26 Olli Sleightholm

Italy: 15 Ange Capuozzo, 14 Cristian Lai, 13 Federico Mori, 12 Giulio Bertaccini, 11 Micheal Mba, 10 Giacomo Da Re, 9 Lorenzo Citton, 8 Antoine Koffi, 7 Davide Ruggeri (captain), 6 Andrea Chianucci, 5 Thomas Parolo, 4 Nicolare Stoian, 3 Matteo Nocera, 2 Niccolò Taddia, 1 Matteo Drudi
Replacements: 16 Lorenzo Michelini, 17 Luca Franceschetto, 18 Filippo Alongi, 19 Andrea Zambonin, 20 Angelo Maurizi, 21 Mirko Finotto, 23 Alessandro Fusco, 24 Paolo Garbisi, 25 Damiano Mazza, 26 Matteo Moscardi, 27 Edoardo Mastandrea, 28 Jacopo Trulla

Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Damon Murphy (Australia), Simón Larrubia (Argentina)
Television match official: Ian Smith (Australia)
Assessor: Gary Welsh (England)

New Zealand 50-33 Scotland at Hipódromo, Rosario

New Zealand led 26-12 at half-time, but an early try by fullback Ollie Smith brought Scotland to 26-19, one score away. It was not the dawn of a great day, for Lalomili Lalomilo’s second try soon set the Baby Blacks back on their usual winning tracks.

New Zealand played in white to avoid a clash with the dark blue of Scotland. But even in white the haka was impressive.

More impressive was the victory by eight tries to five in an entertaining match.

The last try-scorer was lock Tain Plumtree, son of All Black John Plumtree, the coach of the Hurricanes, formerly the coach of the Sharks in South Africa.


For New Zealand:
Tries: Uluilakepa, Gregory, Norris, Tupaea, Lalomilo 2, Williams, Plumtree
Cons: Burke 6

For Scotland:
Tries: Ashman, McCallum, Smith 2, Blain
Cons: Thompson 2, Chamberlain 2


New Zealand: 15 Scot Gregory, 14 Lalomili Lalomilo, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Quinn Tupaea, 11 Etene Nanai Seturo, 10 Fergus Burke, 9 Taufa Funaki, 8 Devan Flanders, 7 Jeriah Mua, 6 Kaylum Boshier (captain), 5 Tupo Vaa’i, 4 Tain Plumtree, 3 Kaliopase Uluilakepa, 2 Shilo Klein, 1 George Dyer
Replacements: 16 Kianu Kereru Symes, 17 Ollie Norris, 18 Tamaiti Williams, 19 Fletcher Newell, 20 Cullen Grace, 21 Samipeni Finau, 22 Kohan Herbert, 23 Devan Flanders, 24 Leroy Carter, 25 Rivez Reihana, 26 Dallas McLeod, 27 Cole Forbes, 28 Leicester Faingaanuku

Scotland: 15 Ollie Smith, 14 Lomond Macpherson, 13 Rory McMichael, 12 Robbie McCallum, 11 Jack Blain, 10 Nathan Chamberlain (captain), 9 Murray Scott, 8 Kwagga van Niekerk, 7 Teddy Leatherbarrow, 6 Jack Hill, 5 Ross Bundy, 4 Ewan Johnson, 3 Will Hurd, 2 Rory Jackson, 1 Andrew Nimmo
Replacements: 16 Ewan Ashman, 17 Murphy Walker, 18 Euan McLaren, 19 Mak Wilson, 20 Cameron Henderson, 21 Marshall Sykes, 22 Tom Marshall, 23 Roan Frostwick, Matt Davidson, Cameron Anderson, Grant Hughes, Ross Thompson, Connor Boyle

Referee: Nika Amashukeli (Georgia)
Assistant referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Martín Córdoba (Argentina)
Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)
Assessor: Andy MacPherson (Scotland)


Round 1
Australia vs Italy, 36-12
France vs Fiji, 36-20
Ireland vs England, 42-26
New Zealand vs Georgia, 45-11
South Africa vs Scotland, 43-19
Wales vs Argentina, 30-25

Round 2
Argentina vs Fiji, 41-14
Australia vs Ireland, 45-17
England vs Italy, 24-3
France vs Wales, 32-13
New Zealand vs Scotland, 50-33
South Africa vs Georgia, 48-20

Fixtures, Round 3
England vs Australia
France vs Argentina
Georgia vs Scotland
Italy vs Ireland
South Africa vs New Zealand
Wales vs Fiji

Source: @WorldRugby

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