2009 IRB Junior World Championship

The 2009 IRB Junior World Championship (known as the 2009 IRB Toshiba Junior World Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the second annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams, this competition replaces the now defunct under 19 and under 21 world championships. The event was organised by rugby's governing body, the International Rugby Board (IRB). The competition was contested by 16 men's junior national teams and was held in June 2009. It was hosted by Japan.

2009 IRB Junior World Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation Japan
DateJune 5, 2009–
June 21, 2009
No. of nations16
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
Runner-up England
Third place South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played40
Wales 2008
2010 Argentina

VenuesEdit

City Ground Capacity
Tokyo Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium 27,188
Nagoya Mizuho Rugby Stadium 15,000
Osaka Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium 30,000
Fukuoka Level-5 Stadium 22,563
Tosu Best Amenity Stadium 24,490

Pool StageEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/- BP Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 22 140 9 +131 2 14
  Ireland 3 2 0 1 8 61 26 +35 1 9
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 5 51 79 -28 2 6
  Uruguay 3 0 0 3 2 15 153 -138 0 0
5 June 2009
5:00pm
Argentina   9 - 16   Ireland
Pen: Rosati (3/4) 22', 25', 45' Tries: Spence 13' c
Con: McKinley (1/1)
Pen: McKinley (3/5) 42', 50', 58'

5 June 2009
7:00pm
New Zealand   75 - 0   Uruguay
Tries: Guildford (3) 9' c, 18' m, 36' c
Stanley 11' m
Stanaway-Teao (2) 15' c, 48' c
Rei (2) 32' m, 43' m
Wilson 59' c
Treeby 65' m
Robinson (2) 69' m, 73' m
Eru 80' m
Con: Rei (4/8)
Cruden (1/2)
Taylor (0/3)
Pen: Albanell (0/1)
Ormaechea   55'

9 June 2009
5:00pm
Uruguay   15 - 33   Argentina
Tries: Verde 19' c
Etcheverry 60' m
Con: Brancato (1/1)
Albanell (0/1)
Pen: Freitas (0/1)
Brancato (1/2) 20'
Tries: Garriga 3' m
Molina 25' m
Guzman 38' m
Bonilla 43' c
Kessen 74' m
Con: Bonilla (1/4)
Rosati (0/1)
Pen: Bonilla (2/2) 47', 51'
Mizuho Rugby Stadium, Nagoya
Referee:   Andrew Small

9 June 2009
7:00pm
Ireland   0 - 17   New Zealand
Pen: McKinley (0/1)
Spence   59'
Tries: Stanley 54' c
Treeby 63' c
Con: Robinson (2/2)
Pen: Cruden (1/3) 12'
Robinson (0/1)
Robinson  

13 June 2009
1:00pm
Ireland   45 - 0   Uruguay
Tries: Shiels (2) 22' c, 34' c
Kearney (2) 29' m, 44' c,
Burke 49' c
McGregor 64' c
Keating 73' m
Con: Murray (5/6)
Burke (0/1)
Pen: Murray (0/1)
Mizuho Rugby Stadium, Nagoya
Referee:   Carlo Damasco

13 June 2009
3:00pm
Argentina   9 - 48   New Zealand
Pen: Rosati (1/1) 11'
Bonilla (1/2) 64'
Drop: Lucchetti 22'
Tries: Wilson 41' c
Guildford 44' m
Tuitavake (3) 54' m, 59' c, 66' c
Hall 72' c
Dixon 74' c
Con: Robinson (1/3)
Rei (4/4)
Pen: Robinson (1/2) 37'

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/- BP Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 17 125 14 +111 3 15
  Samoa 3 2 0 1 7 53 86 -33 1 9
  Scotland 3 1 0 2 4 33 54 -21 1 5
  Japan 3 0 0 3 5 27 84 -57 2 2
5 June 2009
5:00pm
Samoa   17 - 14   Scotland
Tries: Selesele 5' c
Faimoa 58' c
Con: Laulala (2/2)
Pen: Laulala (0/1)
Drop: Wilson 80'
Tries: Dunbar 50' m
Con: Horne (0/1)
Pen: Horne (3/4) 33', 38', 46'
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo
Referee:   Andrew Small

5 June 2009
7:00pm
England   43 - 0   Japan
Tries: Ovens 14' c
York 24' c
Eves 38' c
Lowe 45' c
Fearns 53' m
Lawes 69' c
Con: Homer (5/6)
Pen: Homer (1/1) 20'

9 June 2009
5:00pm
Scotland   7 - 30   England
Tries: Jericevich 79' c
Con: Horne (1/1)
Tries: Sharples 13' c
Trinder 36' c
Eves 41' m
Fearns 77' m
Con: Homer (2/3)
Miller (0/1)
Pen: Homer (2/3) 2', 40'

9 June 2009
7:00pm
Japan   20 - 29   Samoa
Tries: Toyosima 7' m
Arita (3) 47' m, 59' m, 71' m
Con: Toyosima (0/3)
Tatekawa (0/1)
Tries: Sufia 4' m
Laau 19' c
Sefo 21' c
Selesele 66' c
Con: Laulala (3/4)
Pen: Laulala (1/2) 15'

13 June 2009
1:00pm
England   52 - 7   Samoa
Tries: Trinder (2) 3' c, 8' m
Lowe 26' c
Fearns (2) 31' c, 60' m
Youngs 39' c
Sharples 71' m
Con: Homer (3/4)
Miller (0/2)
Pen: Homer (2/2) 12', 21'
Clegg (1/1) 44'
Tries: Falealii 49' c
Con: Laulala (1/1)

13 June 2009
3:00pm
Japan   7 - 12   Scotland
Tries: Minamihashi 11' c
Con: Nakasone (0/1)
Tries: Anderson 28' m
Fusaro 31' c
Con: Horne (1/2)
Pen: Horne (0/1)

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/- BP Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 19 144 40 +104 3 15
  France 3 2 0 1 17 118 81 +37 2 10
  Fiji 3 1 0 2 6 55 98 -43 0 4
  Italy 3 0 0 3 2 30 128 -98 1 1
5 June 2009
5:00pm
France   43 - 13   Italy
Tries: Slimani 1' c
Fall (2) 7' m, 55' m
Cazenve 43' c
Namy 52' m
Guillot 70' c
Doumayrou 77' c
Con: Bernard (2/5)
Barraud (2/2)
Tries: Benvenuti 79' c
Con: Mortali (1/1)
Pen: Benvenuti (2/2) 36', 45'
Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
Referee:   Javier Mancuso

5 June 2009
7:00pm
South Africa   36 - 10   Fiji
Tries: Stander 24' m
R. Ebersohn 49' c
S. Ebersohn 55' c
Mastriet 69' m
Con: S. Ebersohn (2/4)
Pen: Brummer (0/2)
S. Ebersohn (3/4) 12', 39', 44'
Drop: S. Ebersohn 28'
Tries: Nakaitaci 15' c
Con: Nakaitaci (1/1)
Pen: Nakaitaci (1/3) 26'

9 June 2009
1:00pm
Fiji   25 - 48   France
Tries: Yavala 2' c
Nasau 37' m
Nakobukobua 49' c
Con: Vunaki (1/2)
Nakaitaci (1/1)
Pen: Vunaki (2/2) 26', 46'
Tries: Orioli (2) 9' c, 65' c
Camara (2) 23' c, 42' c
Griffoul 31' c
Lauret 53' m
Guillot 60' m
Con: Barraud (2/2)
Bernard (3/5)
Pen: Bernard (1/2) 48'

9 June 2009
3:00pm
Italy   3 - 65   South Africa
Pen: Benvenuti (0/2)
Mortali (1/1) 68'
Tries: Van den Heever (2) 25' c, 31' m
Seabela (2) 35' m, 68' c
L. Cronjé (2) 43' c, 50' m
S. Ebersohn 47' m
R. Ebersohn 56' c
Chikukwa 65' c
Sadie 80' c
Con: S. Ebersohn (4/8)
L. Cronjé (2/2)
Pen: S. Ebersohn (1/1) 4'

13 June 2009
3:00pm
Fiji   20 - 14   Italy
Tries: Ledua 42' c
Matawalu 73' c
Con: Nakaitaci (1/1)
Seniloli (1/1)
Pen: Vunaki (0/1)
Nakaitaci (2/2) 13', 24'
Tries: Venditi 46' m
Con: Benvenuti (0/1)
Pen: Benvenuti (3/5) 9', 58', 75'

13 June 2009
5:00pm
France   27 - 43   South Africa
Tries: Lapandry 3' c
Doumayrou 20' c
Penalty 77' c
Con: Bernard (3/3)
Pen: Bernard (2/3) 1', 31'
Tries: Mastriet (2) 40' m, 73' c
Marais 41' c
R. Cronjé 57' c
L. Cronjé 69' m
Con: Brummer (3/5)
Pen: S. Ebersohn (0/2)
Brummer (3/4) 35', 38', 45'
Drop: S. Ebersohn 7'

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/- BP Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 24 164 11 +153 3 15
  Wales 3 2 0 1 14 107 58 +49 2 10
  Tonga 3 1 0 2 7 47 111 -64 1 5
  Canada 3 0 0 3 5 35 173 -138 0 0
5 June 2009
5:00pm
Australia   86 - 0   Canada
Tries: Kingi (4) 6' m, 12' c, 57' m, 64' c
Fitzpatrick 24' c
To'omua (2) 31' c, 44' c
Beale (4) 34' m, 48' m, 52' c, 73' m
Tapuai 59' m
Davies 66' c
Coleman 69' c
Con: To'omua (5/9)
Kingi (3/5)
Best Amenity Stadium, Tosu
Referee:   James Jones

5 June 2009
7:00pm
Tonga   5 - 51   Wales
Tries: Mulikiha'amea 71' m
Con: Hifo (0/1)
Tries: Gardiner 1' c
Tipuric (2) 27' c, 46' c
Williams 66' c
Reynolds 74' c
Sweet 76' c
Con: Jarvis (4/4)
Newton (2/2)
Pen: Jarvis (3/5) 11', 25', 40'

9 June 2009
5:00pm
Australia   40 - 6   Tonga
Tries: Taumoepeau 4' c
Charles 31' c
Davies (2) 35' c, 76' c
Murday 44' c
Swanepoel 79' m
Con: White (4/4)
Beale (1/2)
Pen: Morath-Hansen (2/2) 9', 24'

9 June 2009
7:00pm
Canada   15 - 51   Wales
Tries: Pearso 35' m
Crow 79' c
Con: Jones (1/2)
Pen: Jones (1/2) 32'
Tries: Loxton (2) 2' m, 44' c
Gardiner 10' c
Tipuric (3) 16' c, 34' c, 70' m
Downes 61' c
Con: Jarvis (5/6)
Langdon (0/1)
Pen: Jarvis (2/2) 24', 28'
Best Amenity Stadium, Tosu
Referee:   Taizo Hirabayashi

13 June 2009
1:00pm
Canada   20 - 36   Tonga
Tries: Beukeboom15' m
Johnstone 56' m
philippson 70' c
Con: Jones (0/1)
Braid (1/2)
Pen: Jones (0/2)
Braid (1/1) 33'
Tries: Finau 7' m
Moli 21' m
Lafo'ou (2) 30' c, 77' m
Morath-Hansen 47' c
Mulikiha'amea 50' c
Con: Morath-Hansen (0/1)
Hifo (3/5)
Pen: Morath-Hansen (0/1)
Best Amenity Stadium, Tosu
Referee:   Javier Mancuso

13 June 2009
3:00pm
Wales   5 - 38   Australia
Tries: Downes 71' m
Con: Newton (0/1)
Pen: Jarvis (0/3)
Tries: Anae 42' m
Davies (2) 57' c, 69' c
Simmons 75' c
Con: Kingi (2/3)
White (1/1)
Pen: Kingi (4/4) 6', 14', 17', 25'
Best Amenity Stadium, Tosu
Referee:   Keith Brown

Knockout stageEdit

13th Place Play-offsEdit

  Play-off Semi Finals     13th Place Final
                 
  1   Uruguay 11  
  4   Canada 29    
        Canada 22
        Italy 32
  2   Japan 15    
  3   Italy 21   15th Place Final
 
  Uruguay 17
    Japan 54

Play-off Semi Finals

June 17th, 2009
5:00pm
Uruguay   11 - 29   Canada
Albanell P 37
Brancato P 42
Etcheverry T 49
Kliman T 14
Barrett T 34
Johnstone T 40+
Jones (C) C 40+
Kliman   61
Wilson-Ross T 67
Schneider T 78
Jones (C) C 79
Mizuho Rugby Stadium, Nagoya
Referee:   James Jones

June 17th, 2009
7:00pm
Japan   15 - 21   Italy
Yamashita T 10
Arita (C) T 59
Nakasone C 60
Nakasone P 67
Venditti T 13
Benvenuti C 14
Gori T 20
Benvenuti C 21
Gori T 38
Benvenuti C 39
Majstorovic   59
Lovotti   73
Mizuho Rugby Stadium, Nagoya
Referee:   Javier Mancuso

15th Place Final

June 21st, 2009
12:00pm
Uruguay   17 - 54   Japan
De Freitas   17
Magno T 42
Albanell C 43
Pirotto T 51
Verde T 67
Tsurugasaki T 1
Nakasone T 13
Nakasone C 14
Shokai T 17
Nakasone C 17
Yamashita T 26
Nakasone C 27
Minamihashi T 31
Nakasone C 32
Minamihashi T 40+
Nakasone C 40+
Arita (C) T 47
Nakasone C 48
Shokai T 78
Tatekawa C 79

13th Place Final

June 21st, 2009
2:00pm
Canada   22 - 32   Italy
Jones (C) DG 17
Trainor T 22
Jones (C) C 23
Wilson-Ross T 40+
Jones (C) C 40+
Crow T 53
Wodzicki   62
Crow   73
Benvenuti T 14
Mortali P 20
Mortali T 30
Benvenuti C 31
Manici T 36
Mortali C 37
Lovotti   51
Manici T 62
Mortali C 63
Mortali P 64
Mizuho Rugby Stadium, Nagoya
Referee:   Taizo Hirabayashi

9th Place Play-offsEdit

  Play-off Semi Finals     9th Place Final
                 
  1   Argentina 17  
  4   Tonga 26    
        Tonga 25
        Scotland 28
  2   Scotland 39    
  3   Fiji 26   11th Place Final
 
  Argentina 27
    Fiji 10

Play-off Semi Finals

June 17th, 2009
1:00pm
Argentina   17 - 26   Tonga
De La Vega T 26
Rosati C 27
Guisasola T 50
Rosati T 53
Hifo T 5
Hifo C 6
Finau T 9
Fifita (C) T 13
Hifo C 14
Pakalani T 41
Hifo C 42
Finau   52

June 17th, 2009
3:00pm
Scotland   39 - 26   Fiji
Horne P 1
Anderson T 3
Fusaro (C) T 10
Horne C 11
Horne P 17
Gillies T 27
Horne C 28
Anderson T 43
Horne C 44
Gillies T 64
Horne C 65
Yavala P 23
Levula T 30
Ledua T 37
Murimurivalu (C) C 37
Nakaitaci P 51
Nakaitaci P 54
Murimurivalu (C) T 62
Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
Referee:   Taizo Hirabayashi

11th Place Final

June 21st, 2009
12:00pm
Argentina   27 - 10   Fiji
Lucchetti T 7
Rosati C 8
Rosati P 24
Rosati P 26
Ionna   42
De La Vega T 68
Bonilla C 69
Valega T 72
Bonilla C 73
Levula T 14
Vunaki C 15
Malai   22
Vunaki P 64

9th Place Final

June 21st, 2009
2:00pm
Tonga   25 - 28   Scotland
Hifo P 8
Vaiomounga   10
Hifo P 15
Ngaluafe T 21
Hifo C 22
Hifo   52
Vaiomounga T 55
Paea T 70
Hifo C 71
Horne P 15
McInally T 18
Horne C 19
Johnstone T 29
Horne C 30
Horne P 49
Anderson T 52
McGowan P 69

5th Place Play-offsEdit

  Play-off Semi Finals     5th Place Final
                 
  1   Ireland 17  
  4   Wales 19    
        Wales 13
        France 68
  2   Samoa 6    
  3   France 16   7th Place Final
 
  Ireland 3
    Samoa 9

Play-off Semi Finals

June 17th, 2009
5:00pm
Ireland   17 - 19   Wales
Tries: Keating 6' m
Pen: McKinley (4) 30', 37', 67', 74'
Tries: Tipuric 21' c
Con: Jarvis (1/1)
Pen: Jarvis (4) 11', 25', 32', 44'
Loxton   26'

June 17th, 2009
7:00pm
Samoa   6 - 16   France
Pen:Laulala (2) 7', 28'
Sufia   10'
Totini   76'
Tries: Lapandry 19' c
Con: Bosch (1/1)
Pen: Bosch (3) 4', 9', 35'
De Marco   45'
Lamerat   70'

7th Place Final

June 21st, 2009
12:00pm
Ireland   3 - 9   Samoa
Pen: McKinley 4' Pen: Sefo 26'
Leleisiuao 37'
Laulala 68'

5th Place Final

June 21st, 2009
2:00pm
Wales   13 - 68   France
Tries: Harries 78' c
Con: Jarvis (1/1)
Pen: Jarvis (2) 36', 40'
Pitman   54'
Tipuric   57'
Tries: Lapandry 12' c
Bezy 16' c
Lamerat 28' c
Camara 43' c
Colliat 58' c
Slimani 60' c
Bernard 67' c
Guyot 75' c
Con: Bernard (8/8)
Pen: Bernard (4) 1', 5', 10', 19'
Camara   54'

Championship Play-offsEdit

  Semi Finals     Final
                 
  1   New Zealand 31  
  4   Australia 17    
        New Zealand 44
        England 28
  2   South Africa 21    
  3   England 40   3rd Place Final
 
  Australia 5
    South Africa 32

Championship Semi Finals

June 17th, 2009
5:00pm
New Zealand   31 - 17   Australia
Tries: Guildford (2) 8' c, 51' c
Treeby 48' c
Robinson 64' c
Con: Cruden (4/4)
Pen: Cruden 55'
Tries: Fitzpaterick 19' c
Tapuai 42' c
Con: Kingi (2/2)
Pen: Kingi 59'
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo
Referee:   Andrew Small

June 17th, 2009
7:00pm
South Africa   21 - 40   England
Tries: Stander 15' m
Hanekom 54' c
Con: Brummer (1/2)
Pen: Brummer (3) 13', 40', 59'
Elstadt   64'
Tries: Youngs 41' c
Gaskell 60' c
Lawes 70' c
Trinder 79' c
Con: Homer (4/4)
Pen: Homer (4) 3', 7', 10', 65'

3rd Place Final

June 21st, 2009
1:00pm
Australia   5 - 32   South Africa
Tries: Anae 14' m
White   28'
Tries: Cronjé 4' m, 79' c
Van den Heever 8' c
Hanekom 52' c
Con: Brummer (3/4)
Pen: Brummer (2) 1', 20'
Schoeman   56
Stander   66

Championship Final

June 21st, 2009
3:00pm
New Zealand   44 - 28   England
Tries: Robinson 14' m
Guildford (2) 21' m, 59' m
Cruden (2) 27' m, 30' c
Treeby 43' c
Mitchell 71' c
Con: Cruden (3/7)
Pen: Cruden 25'
Talakai   68'
Tries: Gaskell 17' m
Fearns 49' c
Lewis 77' c
Con: Homer (1/2)
Miller (1/1)
Pen: Homer (3) 6', 12', 34'

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team
1   New Zealand
2   England
3   South Africa
4   Australia
5   France
6   Wales
7   Samoa
8   Ireland
9   Scotland
10   Tonga
11   Argentina
12   Fiji
13   Italy
14   Canada
15   Japan
16   Uruguay

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit