2012 IRB Junior World Championship

The 2012 IRB Junior World Championship was the fifth annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams. This competition replaced the now defunct Under 19 and Under 21 world championships. The event was organised in South Africa between 4 and 22 June 2012 by rugby's governing body, the IRB. A total of 12 nations played in the tournament. New Zealand came into the tournament as defending champions. South Africa were crowned 2012 champions after defeating New Zealand 22 - 16 in the final on the 22 June at Newlands Stadium.

2012 IRB Junior World Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation South Africa
DateJune 4–22, 2012
No. of nations12
Final positions
Champions South Africa
Runner-up New Zealand
Third place Wales
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
2011 Italy
France 2013

After finishing last at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship, Tonga had been relegated to the IRB Junior World Trophy and therefore didn't participate in this year's event. They had been replaced with Samoa, who won the 2011 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. Italy were relegated to the IRB Junior World Trophy for 2013 after losing the last place play-off to Fiji. They were replaced in 2013 with the United States, winner of the 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.

VenuesEdit

The championship was held in Cape Town, South Africa. In an effort to improve TV broadcasting for all matches, only two venues were planned to be used.[1] However, on 8 June 2012, organizers moved all the matches that were scheduled to be played at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch to the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point and Newlands Stadium in Newlands due to heavy rain that damaged the pitches of the initial venue.[2]

Suburb Venue Capacity
Stellenbosch Danie Craven Stadium 16,000
Bellville University of the Western Cape Stadium 2,500
Green Point Cape Town Stadium 55,000
Newlands Newlands Stadium 51,900

SquadsEdit

TeamsEdit

Pool Team Number of tournaments Position last year Position this year Notes
A   New Zealand 4 1 2 Runners-up
A   Fiji 4 6 11
A   Wales 4 7 3 Bronze Medal Winner
A   Samoa 3 DNP 10 Promoted from 2011 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
B   England 4 2 7
B   South Africa 4 5 1 Champions
B   Ireland 4 8 5
B   Italy 3 11 12 Relegated to 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
C   Australia 4 3 8
C   France 4 4 6
C   Argentina 4 9 4
C   Scotland 4 10 9

Pool stageEdit

All times are in South African Standard Time (UTC+2).

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
  Wales 3 3 0 0 11 127 27 +100 2 14
  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 15 102 21 +81 3 11
  Fiji 3 1 0 2 7 45 80 -35 0 4
  Samoa 3 0 0 3 0 6 152 -146 0 0
4 June 2012 Wales   44 - 18   Fiji Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch  
14:45 Try: D. Thomas   44'
E. Walker   47'
D. Harris   66'
C. Allen   68'
M. Morgan   71'
C. Hill   80'
Con: S. Davies 48' (1/2)
M. Morgan 67' 68' 72' (3/4)
Pen: S. Davies 2' 54' (2/3)
Drop: S. Davies (0/1)
Cards: C. Hill   65' to 75'
Report[3] Try: S. Kerevi   14'
J. Kerevi   25'
Con: M. Lea (0/1)
S. Gavidi 26' (1/1)
Pen: S. Gavidi (0/1)
M. Little (0/1)
T. Vuibau 63' 75' (2/3)
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

4 June 2012 New Zealand   63 - 0   Samoa Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch  
16:45 Try: A. Curtis   12'   68'
M. Keresoma   16'   23'   77'
R. Marshall   21'
M. McKenzie   35'   61'
N. Ross   51'
N. Harris   80'
Con: I. West 13' 22' 24' 36' (4/7)
S. Eade 78' (1/3)
Pen: I. West 4' (1/1)
Report[4] Pen: F. Ah Ki (0/1)
Drop: L. Ulu (0/1)
Cards: O. Fa'afou   58' to 68'
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

8 June 2012 Fiji   15 - 3   Samoa University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
14:45 Try: A. Simolo   13'
S. Kerevi   69'   78'
Con: S. Cavuilati (0/1)
T. Vuibau (0/2)
Report[5] Pen: F. Ah Ki 30' (1/1)
Referee: Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)

8 June 2012 New Zealand   6 - 9   Wales Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch  
16:45 Pen: S. Eade 8' 40' (2/2)
Report[6] Pen: M. Morgan 21' (1/2)
T. Prydie 46' 64' (2/2)
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

12 June 2012 Wales   74 - 3   Samoa University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
16:45 Try: E. Walker   5'
M. Morgan   18'
T. Prydie   24'   54'
R. Jones   31'
C. Allen   45'
T. Pascoe   48'
E. Jenkins   64'
G. Thomas   74'
I. Jones   77'
D. Harris   79'
Con: T. Prydie 19' 46' 49' 55' 65' 75' 78' 80' (8/11)
Pen: T. Prydie 14' (1/1)
Report[7] Pen: F. Ah Ki 11' (1/1)
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

12 June 2012 New Zealand   33 - 12   Fiji University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
18:45 Try: Penalty Try   36'
G. Preston   44'
M. Proctor   49'
J. Emery   65'   80'
Con: I. West 37' 45' 50' 66' (4/5)
Report[8] Try: J. Sassen   2'
A. Simolo   68'
Con: S. Cavuilati (0/1)
S. Gavidi 69' (1/1)
Pen: S. Cavuilati (0/1)
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
  South Africa 3 2 0 1 13 99 41 +58 3 11
  Ireland 3 2 0 1 10 79 51 +28 2 10
  England 3 2 0 1 11 99 48 +51 1 9
  Italy 3 0 0 3 2 20 157 -137 0 0
4 June 2012 England   64 - 5   Italy University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
16:45 Try: J. Bassett   15'
M. Yarde   29'   78'
D. Robson   38'
L. Cowan-Dickie   45'
K. Sinckler   62'
R. Mills   65'
T. Heathcote   68'
S. Hill   76'
Con: H. Slade 5' 30' 39' 46' (4/4)
T. Heathcote 63' 66' 69' 78' (4/5)
Pen: H. Slade 16' (1/1)
Report[9] Try: L. Sarto   10'
Con: M. Campagnaro (0/1)
Referee: Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)

4 June 2012 South Africa   19 - 23   Ireland Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch  
18:45 Try: P. Willemse   53'
Con: T. Jantjies 54' (1/1)
Pen: T. Jantjies 10' 60' 64' 71' (4/4)
Report[10] Try: J. Coghlan   27'
C. Gilsenan   66'
Con: J. Hanrahan 28' 67' (2/2)
Pen: J. Hanrahan 21' 24' (2/2)
Drop: J. Hanrahan 57' (1/1)
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)

8 June 2012 South Africa   52 - 3   Italy University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
18:45 Try: W. Small-Smith   15'
P. Willemse   20'
J. Serfontein   27'   58'
S. Kitshoff   38'
P. Howard   40'
V. van der Watt   52'
B. Steyn   62'
Con: H. Pollard 21' 28' 53' 59' 63' (5/6)
T. Jantjies 40' (1/2)
Report[11] Pen: J. Apperley 30' (1/2)
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

8 June 2012 England   20 - 15   Ireland Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch  
18:45 Try: Penalty Try   61'
K. Sinckler   66'
Con: T. Heathcote 61' 67' (2/2)
Pen: T. Heathcore 4' 43' (2/2)
Report[12] Try: J. Hanrahan   13'
K. Marmion   25'
Con: J. Hanrahan 14' (1/2)
Pen: J. Hanrahan 39' (1/1)
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)

12 June 2012 Ireland   41 - 12   Italy Cape Town Stadium, Green Point  
14:45 Try: P. Nelson   1'   65'
C. Farrell   5'
A. Conneely   7'
J. Rael   51'
L. McGrath   55'
Con: J. Carty 2' 6' 8' 56' (4/6)
Pen: J. Carty 20' (1/1)
Report[13] Try: E. Padovani   12'
G. Calabrese   17'
Con: E. Padovani 13' (1/2)
Pen: E. Padovani (0/1)
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

12 June 2012 South Africa   28 - 15   England Cape Town Stadium, Green Point  
18:45 Try: W. Small-Smith   42'
S. Adendorff   47'   68'
P.S. du Toit   60'
Con: H. Pollard 43' 48' 61' 69' (4/4)
Report[14] Pen: T. Heathcote (0/2)
T. Bell 32' 45' 57' 68' 74' (5/5)
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 50 30 +20 0 12
  France 3 2 0 1 8 76 54 +22 3 11
  Australia 3 1 0 2 12 77 58 +19 1 5
  Scotland 3 0 0 3 7 53 114 -61 2 2
4 June 2012 Australia   67 - 12   Scotland University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
14:45 Try: J. Holloway   1'
N. Frisby   4'
H. Roach   13'   43'
J. Dargaville   17'
A. Latunipulu   26'
C. Sautia   31'   47'
C. Browning   63'
S. Latu   65'
M. Ngauamo   74'
Con: K. Godwin 5' 18' 32' 44' (4/8)
U. Seuteni 64' 65' (2/3)
Report[15] Try: A. Redmayne   38'
J. Farndale   55'
Con: L. Coutts 56' (1/2)
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)

4 June 2012 France   15 - 18   Argentina University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
18:45 Pen: E. Escande 4' 12' 19' 27' 28' (5/5)
Cards: J. Danty   66' to 76'
Report[16] Try: L. Ramella   22'
J. Cappiello   54'
Con: S. Poet 55' (1/2)
Pen: S. Poet 62' 67' (2/4)
Drop: S. Poet (0/1)
Referee: Greg Garner (England)

8 June 2012 Australia   3 - 15   Argentina Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch  
14:45 Pen: K. Godwin 37' (1/3)
Report[17] Try: F. Nougues   26'
P. Matera   76'
Con: S. Poet 27' (1/1)
J. Paz (0/1)
Pen: S. Poet 34' (1/4)
Cards: R. Parada Heit   38' to 48'
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

8 June 2012 France   30 - 29   Scotland University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
16:45 Try: G. Fickou   2'   28'
J. Kazubek   55'
S. Taofifenua   77'
Con: C. Otazo 3' (1/2)
E. Selponi 57' (1/2)
Pen: E. Selponi 37' 46' (2/2)
Report[18] Try: Penalty Try   39'
H. Leonard   64'
J. Farndale   72'
Con: H. Leonard 39' (1/3)
Pen: H. Leonard 12' 20' 34' 59' (4/4)
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

12 June 2012 Argentina   17 - 12   Scotland University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
14:45 Try: F. Ezcurra   16'   26'
L. Ramella   41'
Con: J. Paz 27' (1/3)
Report[19] Try: J. Bhatti   15'
M. Eadie   40'
Con: L. Coutts 41' (1/2)
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)

12 June 2012 France   31 - 7   Australia Cape Town Stadium, Green Point  
16:45 Try: B. Fuster   15'   20'
V. Martin   59'
P. Jedrasiak
Con: E. Escande 16' 21' 60' (1/2)
T. Laranjeira 80' (1/1)
Pen: E. Escande 66' (1/2)
Report[20] Try: L. Gill   34'
Con: K. Godwin 35' (1/1)
Referee: Greg Garner (England)

Standings after the Group StageEdit

Overall Standings
Pos Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
1   Wales 3 3 0 0 17 127 27 +100 2 14
2   Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 50 30 +20 0 12
3   South Africa 3 2 0 1 13 99 41 +59 3 11
4   New Zealand 3 2 0 1 15 102 21 +81 3 11
5   France 3 2 0 1 8 76 54 +22 3 11
6   Ireland 3 2 0 1 10 79 51 +28 2 10
7   England 3 2 0 1 11 99 48 +51 1 9
8   Australia 3 1 0 2 12 77 58 +19 1 5
9   Fiji 3 1 0 2 7 45 80 -35 0 4
10   Scotland 3 0 0 3 7 53 114 -61 2 2
11   Italy 3 0 0 3 3 20 157 -137 0 0
12   Samoa 3 0 0 3 0 6 152 -146 0 0

Knockout stageEdit

9–12th place play-offsEdit

 
Semifinals9th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Scotland34
 
 
 
  Italy17
 
  Scotland62
 
 
 
  Samoa28
 
  Fiji20
 
 
  Samoa29
 
11th place
 
 
 
 
 
  Italy17
 
 
  Fiji19

SemifinalsEdit

17 June 2012 Scotland   34 - 17   Italy University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
12:30 Try: M. Eadie   14'   45'
J. Farndale   19'   60'
F. Russell   32'
Con: H. Leonard (3/5) 15', 32', 61'
Pen: H. Leonard (1/3) 51'
Report[21] Try: G. Bisegni   26'
D. Odiete   54'
Con: J. Apperley (2/2) 27', 55'
Drop: J. Apperley (1/1) 3'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)

17 June 2012 Fiji   20 - 29   Samoa University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
14:45 Try: A. Simolo   26'
L. Ratumuri   50'
J. Raikabula   77'
Con: M. Little (1/1) 27'
L. Gavidi (0/1)
S. Cavuilati (0/1)
Pen: M. Little (1/1) 6'
Report[22] Try: R. Lilomaiava   33'
P. Schuster   39'
U. Poliko   41'
F. Ah Ki   53'
Con: F. Ah Ki (4/5) 34', 40', 42', 67'
Pen: F. Ah Ki (0/1)
Attendance: 300
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

11th place gameEdit

22 June 2012 Italy   17 - 19   Fiji University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
14:15 Report[23] Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)

9th place gameEdit

22 June 2012 Scotland   62 - 28   Samoa University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
12:00 Report[24] Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

5–8th place play-offsEdit

 
Semifinals5th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Ireland27
 
 
 
  England12
 
  France7
 
 
 
  Ireland18
 
  France19
 
 
  Australia17
 
7th place
 
 
 
 
 
  Australia13
 
 
  England17

SemifinalsEdit

17 June 2012 France   19 - 17   Australia Newlands Stadium, Newlands  
14:45 Try: JC. Fidinde   67'
Con: E. Escande (1/1) 68'
Pen: E. Escande (3/4) 12', 18', 23'
Drop: T. Laranjeira (1/1) 73'
Cards: JC. Fidinde   53' to 63'
Report[25] Try: L. Crook   57'
N. Frisby   68'
Con: Matt Lucas (2/2) 58', 69'
Pen: K. Godwin (0/1)
Matt Lucas (1/2) 56'
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

17 June 2012 Ireland   27 - 12   England University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
17:00 Try: B. Daly   7'
I. Henderson   16'
J. Coghlan   72'
Con: JJ Hanrahan (3/3) 8', 17', 73'
Pen: JJ Hanrahan (2/3) 33', 56'
J. Carty (0/1)
Drop: JJ Hanrahan (0/1)
Cards: I. Henderson   38' to 48'
Report[26] Try: C. Walker   42'
H. Slade   76'
Con: H. Slade (1/2) 77'
Cards: C. Walker   56' to 66'
M. Yarde   66' to 77'
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)

7th place gameEdit

22 June 2012 Australia   13 - 17   England University of the Western Cape Stadium, Bellville  
16:30 Report[27] Attendance: 550
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)

5th place gameEdit

22 June 2012 France   7 - 18   Ireland Newlands Stadium, Newlands  
14:15 Report[28] Referee: Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)

FinalsEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Wales6
 
 
 
  New Zealand30
 
  New Zealand16
 
 
 
  South Africa22
 
  Argentina3
 
 
  South Africa35
 
3rd place
 
 
 
 
 
  Wales25
 
 
  Argentina17

SemifinalsEdit

17 June 2012 Wales   6 - 30   New Zealand Newlands Stadium, Newlands  
17:00 Pen: T. Prydie (2/3) 4', 14'
Report[29] Try: J. Tupou   38'
J. Emery   42'
J. Taufua   51'
O. Tu'ungafasi   63'
Con: I. West (2/4) 38', 43'
Pen: I. West (2/3) 26', 29'
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)

17 June 2012 Argentina   3 - 35   South Africa Newlands Stadium, Newlands  
19:15 Pen: S. Poet (1/3) 45'
Report[30] Try: J. Serfontein   21'
M. Pretorius   46'
R. Rhule   40'   52'
Con: H. Pollard (3/4) 22', 40', 53'
Pen: H. Pollard (2/3) 7', 62'
T. Jantjies (1/3) 66'
Drop: H. Pollard (0/1)
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

Third place gameEdit

22 June 2012 Wales   25 - 17   Argentina Newlands Stadium, Newlands  
16:30 Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

FinalEdit

22 June 2012 New Zealand   16 - 22   South Africa Newlands Stadium, Newlands  
18:45 Try: M. Keresoma   34'
Con: I. West (1/1) 35'
Pen: I. West (2/3) 13', 56'
Cards: O. Tu'ungafasi   58'
Report[31] Try: V. van der Watt   47'
J. Serfontein   61'
Con: H. Pollard (0/2)
Pen: H. Pollard (4/5) 10', 19', 39', 75'
Drop: H. Pollard (1/1) 60'
Cards: P. Willemse   58'
Attendance: 33,210
Referee: Greg Garner (England)

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