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





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





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





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


11th place gameEdit

9th place gameEdit

5–8th place play-offsEdit

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

SemifinalsEdit


7th place gameEdit

5th place gameEdit

FinalsEdit

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

SemifinalsEdit


Third place gameEdit

FinalEdit

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