2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

The 2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship was the tenth annual international rugby union competition for Under 20 national teams. The event was organised in Georgia by rugby's governing body, World Rugby. Twelve nations played in the tournament, which was held in Tbilisi and Kutaisi from 31 May to 18 June.[1][2]

2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Georgia
Date31 May – 18 June 2017
No. of nations12
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
Runner-up England
Third place South Africa
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Tries scored239 (7.97 per match)
Top scorer(s)New Zealand Tiaan Falcon (69)
Most triesSouth Africa Juarno Augustus (7)
2016
2018

TeamsEdit

The following teams participated in the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship:

Pool Team No of Tournaments Position 2016 Position 2017 Previous best result Notes
A   Australia 10 6th 6th Runner-up (2010)
A   England 10 1st 2nd Champions (2013, 2014, 2016)
A   Samoa 7 DNP 12th Eighth (2014) Promoted from 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy
Relegated to 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy
A   Wales 10 7th 7th Runner-up (2013)
B   Ireland 10 2nd 9th Runner-up (2016)
B   Italy 8 11th 8th Eleventh (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)
B   New Zealand 10 5th 1st Champions (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015)
B   Scotland 10 8th 5th Eighth (2015, 2016)
C   Argentina 10 3rd 11th Third (2016)
C   France 10 9th 4th Fourth (2011, 2015)
C   Georgia 2 10th 10th Tenth (2016)
C   South Africa 10 4th 3rd Champions (2012)

Match officialsEdit

The following officials will oversee the thirty matches:[3]

Pool stageEdit

The fixtures were released in September 2016.[4]

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

All times are in Georgian Standard Time (UTC+04)

Points were awarded in the Pool Stage via the standard points system:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus scoring point for scoring 4 or more tries
  • 1 bonus losing point for losing by 7 or less points
  • 0 points for a loss above 7 points

If at completion of the Pool Stage two or more teams were level on points, the following tiebreakers were applied:

  1. The winner of the Match in which the two tied Teams have played each other;
  2. The Team which has the best difference between points scored for and points scored against in all its Pool Matches;
  3. The Team which has the best difference between tries scored for and tries scored against in all its Pool Matches;
  4. The Team which has scored most points in all its Pool Matches;
  5. The Team which has scored most tries in all its Pool Matches; and
  6. If none of the above produce a result, then it will be resolved with a toss of a coin.

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 128 58 +70 18 6 2 14
  Australia 3 2 0 1 76 63 +13 8 7 2 10
  Wales 3 1 0 2 93 78 +15 13 9 2 6
  Samoa 3 0 0 3 63 161 –98 7 24 1 1

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 179 49 +130 26 7 3 15
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 69 86 –17 11 10 1 9
  Italy 3 1 0 2 64 106 –42 8 14 2 6
  Ireland 3 0 0 3 52 123 –71 5 19 2 2

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
  South Africa 3 2 1 0 133 51 +82 19 7 2 12
  France 3 2 1 0 103 48 +55 14 5 1 11
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 76 124 –48 10 16 2 6
  Georgia 3 0 0 3 40 129 –89 4 19 0 0

Current combined standingsEdit

Overall Standings
Pool Pos Seed Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
B1 1   New Zealand 3 3 0 0 179 49 +130 26 7 3 15
A1 2   England 3 3 0 0 128 58 +70 18 6 2 14
C1 3   South Africa 3 2 1 0 133 51 +82 19 7 2 12
C2 4   France 3 2 1 0 103 48 +55 14 5 1 11
A2 5   Australia 3 2 0 1 76 63 +13 8 7 2 10
B2 6   Scotland 3 2 0 1 69 86 –17 11 10 1 9
A3 7   Wales 3 1 0 2 93 78 +15 13 9 2 6
B3 8   Italy 3 1 0 2 64 106 –42 8 14 2 6
C3 9   Argentina 3 1 0 2 76 124 –48 10 16 2 6
B4 10   Ireland 3 0 0 3 52 123 –71 5 19 2 2
A4 11   Samoa 3 0 0 3 63 161 –98 7 24 1 1
C4 12   Georgia 3 0 0 3 40 129 –89 4 19 0 0

Knockout stageEdit

9–12th place play-offsEdit

 
Semi-finals9th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Ireland52
 
 
 
  Samoa26
 
  Ireland 24
 
 
 
  Georgia18
 
  Argentina25
 
 
  Georgia26
 
11th place
 
 
 
 
 
  Samoa 42
 
 
  Argentina53

Semi-finalsEdit

11th place gameEdit

9th place gameEdit

5–8th place play-offsEdit

 
Semi-finals5th place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Australia42
 
 
 
  Italy19
 
  Australia17
 
 
 
  Scotland24
 
  Scotland29
 
 
  Wales25
 
7th place
 
 
 
 
 
  Italy24
 
 
  Wales25

Semi-finalsEdit

7th place gameEdit

5th place gameEdit

FinalsEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  England24
 
 
 
  South Africa22
 
  England 17
 
 
 
  New Zealand64
 
  New Zealand39
 
 
  France26
 
3rd place
 
 
 
 
 
  South Africa37
 
 
  France15

Semi-finalsEdit

3rd place gameEdit

FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ worldrugby.org. "Georgia to host World Rugby U20 Championship 2017". worldrugby.org. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Schedule announced for U20 Championship 2017 in Georgia". World Rugby. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  3. ^ worldrugby.org. "Match officials announced for U20 Championship". worldrugby.org. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Schedule announced for U20 Championship 2017 in Georgia". World Rugby. 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  5. ^ worldrugby.org. "U20 Championship". www.worldrugby.org. Retrieved 14 September 2017.

External linksEdit