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2013 IRB Junior World Championship

The 2013 IRB Junior World Championship was the sixth annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams. The event was organised in France by rugby's governing body, the IRB. A total of twelve nations played in the tournament. South Africa went into the tournament as defending champions, after winning the tournament for the first time in 2012. England were crowned the 2013 champions for the first time after defeating Wales 23 - 15 in the final on the 23 June at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes.

2013 IRB Junior World Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation France
Date5–23 June 2013
No. of nations12
Final positions
Champions England
Runner-up Wales
Third place South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
2012 South Africa
2014 New Zealand

After finishing last at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship, Italy were relegated to the IRB Junior World Trophy and therefore didn't participate in this year's event. After finishing first at the 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy, the United States were promoted to this competition for 2013.[1] Their stay in the IRB Junior World Championship was short lived however as they lost in the 11th place final to Fiji 46 - 12 and were relegated to the IRB Junior World Trophy being replaced for the 2014 competition by its winners Italy.

VenuesEdit

The championship was held in La Roche-sur-Yon, Vannes and Nantes in France. In an effort to improve TV broadcasting for all matches, only three venues were used.[2]

For the first time since the competitions inception, the final was contested by two northern hemisphere teams. Also for the first time New Zealand did not participate in the final.

Pool City Venue Capacity
Pool A La Roche-sur-Yon Stade Henri Desgranges 10,000
Pool B Vannes Stade de la Rabine 9,500
Pool C Nantes Stade Pascal Laporte

TeamsEdit

The following teams participated in the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship:[3]

Pool Team No. of Tournaments Position 2012 Position 2013 Notes
A   England 5 7th 1st Champions
A   France 5 6th 5th
A   South Africa 5 1st 3rd Bronze Medal Winner
A   United States 2 DNP1 12th Promoted from 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
Relegated to 2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
B   Australia 5 8th 7th
B   Fiji 5 11th 11th
B   Ireland 5 5th 8th
B   New Zealand 5 2nd 4th
C   Argentina 5 4th 6th
C   Samoa 4 10th 9th
C   Scotland 5 9th 10th
C   Wales 5 3rd 2nd Runners-ups

1   United States were promoted from the 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.

Pool stageEdit

The following playing schedule was released in November 2012:[4]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams advances to Finals
Teams in the 5–8th place play-offs
Teams in the 9–12th place play-offs

All times are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

Pool AEdit

Venue: Stade Henri Desgranges, La Roche-sur-Yon

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 22 154 43 +111 1 13
  England 3 2 0 1 23 163 37 +126 2 10
  France 3 1 0 2 9 70 59 +11 2 6
  United States 3 0 0 3 0 3 251 –248 0 0





Pool BEdit

Venue: Stade de la Rabine, Vannes

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 14 104 42 +62 2 14
  Ireland 3 2 0 1 12 96 49 +47 2 10
  Australia 3 1 0 2 10 71 45 +36 2 7
  Fiji 3 0 0 3 2 21 151 -130 0 0





Pool CEdit

Venue: Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
  Wales 3 3 0 0 9 93 44 +49 1 13
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 9 92 53 +39 2 10
  Scotland 3 1 0 2 9 70 103 –33 2 6
  Samoa 3 0 0 3 6 52 106 –54 2 2





Standings after the Pool StageEdit

Overall Standings
Pos Team Pld W D L TF PF PA PD BP Pts
1   New Zealand 3 3 0 0 14 104 42 +62 2 14
2   South Africa 3 3 0 0 22 154 43 +111 1 13
3   Wales 3 3 0 0 9 93 44 +49 1 13
4   England 3 2 0 1 23 163 37 +126 2 10
5   Ireland 3 2 0 1 12 96 49 +47 2 10
6   Argentina 3 2 0 1 9 92 53 +39 2 10
7   Australia 3 1 0 2 10 71 45 +36 2 7
8   France 3 1 0 2 9 70 59 +11 2 6
9   Scotland 3 1 0 2 9 70 103 -33 2 6
10   Samoa 3 0 0 3 6 52 106 -54 2 2
11   Fiji 3 0 0 3 2 21 151 -130 0 0
12   United States 3 0 0 3 0 3 251 -248 0 0

Knockout stageEdit

9–12th place play-offsEdit

 
Semifinals9th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Samoa19
 
 
 
  Fiji18
 
  Samoa33
 
 
 
  Scotland24
 
  Scotland39
 
 
  United States3
 
11th place
 
 
 
 
 
  Fiji46
 
 
  United States12

SemifinalsEdit


11th place gameEdit

9th place gameEdit

5–8th place play-offsEdit

 
Semifinals5th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Argentina22
 
 
 
  Australia15
 
  Argentina34
 
 
 
  France37
 
  Ireland8
 
 
  France9
 
7th place
 
 
 
 
 
  Australia28
 
 
  Ireland17

SemifinalsEdit


7th place gameEdit

5th place gameEdit

FinalsEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  South Africa17
 
 
 
  Wales18
 
  Wales15
 
 
 
  England23
 
  New Zealand21
 
 
  England33
 
3rd place
 
 
 
 
 
  South Africa41
 
 
  New Zealand34

SemifinalsEdit


Third place gameEdit

FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

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