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-up

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

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
5 June 2013
18:45
France   6–30   England
Pen: Serin (2/3) 26', 41'
Report[5] Try: Cowan-Dickie 23' c
Clifford (2) 56' c, 80' c
Con: Slade (3/3) 24', 56', 80'
Pen: Slade (3/5) 15', 29', 79'

5 June 2013
20:45
South Africa   97–0   United States
Try: Beerwinkel 5'
Kolbe 13'
Senatla (4) 14', 28', 31', 42'
Steenkamp 19'
Geduld (2) 22', 26'
Du Toit 36'
Kriel (2) 44', 67'
Willemse (2) 50', 57'
Obi (2) 52', 60'
Con: Pollard (1/6) 19'
Du Preez (6/10)
Pen: Pollard (1/1) 3'
Report[6]

9 June 2013
16:45
South Africa   31–24   England
Try: Senatla (2) 1' c, 31' m
Du Plessis 42' c
Con: Du Preez (2/3) 2', 42'
Pen: Du Preez (4/6) 6', 10', 16', 56'
Report[7] Try: Sloan 36' c
Stooke 41' c
Purdy 59' c
Con: Slade (3/3) 36', 41', 60'
Pen: Slade (1/3) 48'

9 June 2013
18:45
France   45–3   United States
Try: Jedrasiak 13' c
Parez 28' c
Lacroix 43' c
Cros 45' c
Duhalde 61' c
Wieprecht 78' c
Con: Mallet (6/6) 14', 29', 43', 46', 62', 78'
Pen: Mallet (1/1) 9'
Report[8] Pen: Bourke (1/1) 25'

13 June 2013
18:45
England   109–0   United States
Try: Purdy (2) 1' m, 59' c
Day (3) 4' m, 16' c, 49' c
Sisi (2) 9' c, 63' c
Moriarty (3) 19' m, 54' c, 68' m
Conlon (2) 21' c, 41' c
Devoto 29' m
Howard (2) 37' c, 44' c
Stephenson (2) 56' c, 74' c
Con: Hooley (11/16) 10', 16', 21', 41', 44', 50', 54', 56', 59', 63', 75'
Devoto (1/1) 37'
Report[9]

13 June 2013
20:45
France   19–26   South Africa
Try: Regard 8' c
Tauleigne 49' m
Serin 64' c
Con: Selponi (1/2) 9'
Serin (1/1) 64'
Report[10] Try: Swanepoel 1' m
Obi 42' c
Kolbe 78' m
Con: Pollard (1/3) 42'
Pen: Pollard (3/3) 14', 44', 70'

Pool BEdit

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
5 June 2013
18:45
Ireland   19–15   Australia
Try: Scholes 25' c
Con: Daly (1/1) 26'
Pen: Daly (4/6) 6', 47', 66', 76'
Report[11] Try: Staniforth 40' m
Northam 73' c
Con: Burton (1/1) 73'
Pen: Seuteni (1/2) 30'

5 June 2013
20:45
New Zealand   59–6   Fiji
Try: Savea 1' c
Collins (2) 4' m, 75' c
Fuatai (2) 34' c, 64' c
Visinia 40' c
Van Dam (2) 46' m, 80' m
Scrafton 59' m
Con: Adams (3/5) 1', 34', 40'
Rangihuna (2/4) 64', 75'
Pen: Adams (2/2) 18', 26'
Report[12] Pen: Waqa (2/3) 12', 15'

9 June 2013
18:45
Ireland   51–3   Fiji
Try: Sweetnam (2) 15' m, 72' c
Taylor 44' c
Scholes (2) 48' m, 51' m
Leavy 65' m
Con: Daly (1/4) 45'
Scannell (1/2) 72'
Pen: Daly (3/5) 10', 29', 36'
Scannell (1/1) 70'
Report[13] Pen: Waqa (1/2) 24'

9 June 2013
20:45
New Zealand   14–10   Australia
Try: Edwards 21' m
Pen: Hickey (3/3) 6', 10', 16'
Report[14] Try: Burton 60' c
Con: Hodge (1/1) 61'
Pen: Hodge (1/2) 25'

13 June 2013
18:45
New Zealand   31–26   Ireland
Try: Tuipulotu 31' m
Faiva (2) 45' m, 54' m
Visinia 48' c
Con: Hickey (1/4) 49'
Pen: Hickey (3/5) 16', 19', 39'
Report[15] Try: Farrell 34' m
Leavy 58' m
Bryne 66' c
Con: Scannell (1/3) 67'
Pen: Scannell (2/2) 11', 22'
Roche (1/1) 70'

13 June 2013
20:45
Australia   46–12   Fiji
Try: Hodge 10' m
Browning 29' c
Lacey 34' m
Baldwin 39' c
Northam 53' m
Burton (2) 65' c, 68' c
Con: Hodge (2/5) 30', 40'
Burton (2/2) 65', 69'
Report[16] Try: Qionimacawa 15' m
Bolenaivalu 58' c
Con: Bower (1/1) 59'

Pool CEdit

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
5 June 2013
18:00
Wales   42–3   Samoa
Try: Amos 12' m
Dixon 20' c
C. Jones 53' c
Bennett 62' c
I. Jones 65' m
Dee 78' m
Con: Davies (3/5) 21', 54', 63'
Pen: Davies (2/3) 27', 30'
Report[17] Pen: Ah Ki (1/3) 15'

5 June 2013
20:00
Argentina   44–13   Scotland
Try: Penalty try 10' c
Etchart 28' c
Ezcurra 76' c
Fernandez 77' m
Con: Fernandez (3/4) 11', 29', 76'
Pen: Fernandez (5/6) 6', 14', 38', 39', 45', 62'
Report[18] Try: Farndale 23' m
Bennett 73' m
Pen: Allan (1/2) 20'

9 June 2013
15:00
Argentina   28–16   Samoa
Try: Bernardini 29' m
Mazzoni 57' c
Penalty try 63' c
Con: Fernandez (2/2) 58', 64'
Pen: Boffelli (2/4) 12', 22
Fernandez (1/1) 52'
Report[19] Try: Solia 76' c
Con: Ah Ki (1/1) 77'
Pen: Fenika (3/5) 3', 15', 19'

9 June 2013
17:00
Wales   26–21   Scotland
Try: Warren 14' c
Huges 57' c
Con: Davies (2/2) 15', 58'
Pen: Davies (3/3) 10', 56', 62'
Drop: Davies 28'
Report[20] Try: Ashe 51' c
Masterson 76' m
Con: Allan (1/2) 52'
Pen: Allan (3/3) 31', 38', 44'

13 June 2013
16:45
Wales   25–20   Argentina
Try: Amos 19' c
Con: Davies (1/1) 20'
Pen: Davies (5/5) 1', 17', 61', 69', 79'
Drop: Davies 65'
Report[21] Try: Matera 50' c
Cordero 76' c
Con: Fernandez (2/2) 50', 76'
Pen: Fernandez (2/3) 52', 58'

13 June 2013
19:00
Scotland   36–33   Samoa
Try: Farndale 12' c
Allan 25' c
Hoyland 27' c
Fergusson 53' m
Kilmartin 59' c
Con: Allan (3/3) 13', 26', 28'
Cooper (1/2) 60'
Pen: Cooper (1/1) 78'
Report[22] Try: Nanai 10' m
Broomhall 36' c
Amituanai 43' c
Peni 62' c
Sam 66' c
Con: Ah Ki (1/2) 37'
Alatimu (3/3) 44', 63', 67'

Pool stage rankingsEdit

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

 
Semi-finals9th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Samoa19
 
 
 
  Fiji18
 
  Samoa33
 
 
 
  Scotland24
 
  Scotland39
 
 
  United States3
 
11th place
 
 
 
 
 
  Fiji46
 
 
  United States12

Semi-finalsEdit

18 June 2013
18:00
Samoa   19–18   Fiji
Try: Solia 79' m
Ah Ki 80' m
Pen: Alatimu (3/5) 17', 33', 39'
Report[23] Try: Waqa 34' c
Rokoduru 51' m
Con: Waga (1/2) 36'
Pen: Waga (2/3) 65', 75'

18 June 2013
20:15
Scotland   39–3   United States
Try: Steele 39' c
Bennett (2) 44' c, 58' c
Kilmartin 75' m
Auld 80' c
Con: Bennett (3/3) 39', 45', 58'
Cooper (1/2) 80'
Pen: Bennett (2/2) 7', 11'
Report[24] Pen: Audsley (1/1) 8'

11th place gameEdit

23 June 2013
17:15
Fiji   46–12   United States
Try: Waqa (3) 5' c, 42' m, 79' c
Tuisese 12' m
Doge 28' m
Vatubua 34' m
Rarasea 75' c
Kunavore 80' m
Con: Waqa (1/5) 6'
Douglas (2/3) 76', 80'
Report[25] Try: Toluta'u 53' m
Lindell 60' c
Con: Audsley (1/2) 61'

9th place gameEdit

23 June 2013
15:00
Samoa   33–24   Scotland
Try: Nanai (2) 5' m, 10' c
Slater 29' m
Fonoti 72' c
Con: Alatimu (2/4) 11', 73'
Pen: Alatimu (3/3) 22', 46', 76'
Report[26] Try: Allan 13' c
Hoyland 16' c
Fergusson 63' c
Con: Allan (3/3) 14', 17', 64'
Pen: Allan (1/3) 26'

5–8th place play-offsEdit

 
Semi-finals5th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Argentina22
 
 
 
  Australia15
 
  Argentina34
 
 
 
  France37
 
  Ireland8
 
 
  France9
 
7th place
 
 
 
 
 
  Australia28
 
 
  Ireland17

Semi-finalsEdit

18 June 2013
18:00
Argentina   22–15   Australia
Try: Fernandez (2) 36' c, 71' m
Schulz 45' c
Con: Fernandez (2/3) 37', 45'
Pen: Fernandez (1/3) 17'
Report[27] Try: Latu 13' c
Paraka 58' m
Con: Burton (1/2) 13'
Pen: Burton (1/2) 43'

18 June 2013
20:15
Ireland   8–9   France
Try: Murphy 30' m
Pen: Scannell (1/2) 63'
Report[28] Pen: Serin (3/4) 2', 34', 47'

7th place gameEdit

23 June 2013
15:00
Australia   28–17   Ireland
Try: Parker 20' c
Wells 24' c
Northam 63' m
Con: Burton (2/3) 20', 25'
Pen: McIntyre (1/1) 4'
Burton (2/2) 13', 52'
Report[29] Try: Scholes 42' m
Pen: Scannell (4/6) 36', 41', 56', 61'

5th place gameEdit

23 June 2013
17:15
Argentina   34–37   France
Try: Lezana (2) 16' c, 61' c
Matera 39' m
Con: Fernandez (2/3) 17', 61'
Pen: Fernandez (5/5) 12', 20', 26', 30', 35'
Report[30] Try: Thomas (2) 2' m, 78' c
Jedrasiak 76' c
Con: Mallet (2/2) 76', 78'
Pen: Selponi (1/1) 42'
Mallet (3/3) 46', 55', 64'
Drop: Mallet 59', 68'

FinalsEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  South Africa17
 
 
 
  Wales18
 
  Wales15
 
 
 
  England23
 
  New Zealand21
 
 
  England33
 
3rd place
 
 
 
 
 
  South Africa41
 
 
  New Zealand34

Semi-finalsEdit

18 June 2013
18:15
South Africa   17–18   Wales
Try: Herbst 36' c
Smith 59' c
Con: Pollard (2/2) 37', 60'
Pen: Pollard (1/4) 75'
Report[31] Try: Jenkins 56' m
Evans 79' c
Con: Davies (1/2) 80'
Pen: Davies (2/3) 20', 30'

18 June 2013
20:45
New Zealand   21–33   England
Try: Faiva 9' m
Emery 59' c
Con: Rure (1/1) 59'
Pen: Hickey (1/1) 40'
Te Rure (2/2) 54', 73'
Report[32] Try: Hankin 16' c
Watson 37' c
Smallbone 76' c
Con: Slade (3/3) 16', 38', 77'
Pen: Slade (4/4) 5', 12', 51', 80'

Third place gameEdit

23 June 2013
15:15
South Africa   41–34   New Zealand
Try: Obi 34' c
De Bruin 37' c
Senatla 40' c
Steenkamp 52' m
Smith 56' c
Ungerer 71' m
Con: Pollard (4/6) 35', 38', 40', 56'
Pen: Pollard (1/2) 61'
Report[33] Try: Visinia (2) 8' c, 14' c
Edwards 21' c
Webber 40' m
Manihera 77' m
Con: Hickey (3/4) 9', 15', 22'
Pen: Hickey (1/1) 46'

FinalEdit

23 June 2013
18:45
Wales   15–23   England
Try: Evans (2) 11' m, 25' c
Con: Davies (1/2) 26'
Pen: Davies (1/1) 23'
Report[34] Try: Nowell 58' c
Hill 63' c
Con: Slade (2/2) 58', 63'
Pen: Slade (3/5) 16', 72', 76'

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