2019 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

The 2019 World Rugby Under 20 Championship was the twelfth edition of the premier age-grade competition for rugby. The tournament was held in Argentina for the second time, having been hosted there in 2010.[1]

2019 Under 20 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Argentina
Venue2
DateJune 4–22
No. of nations12
Final positions
Champions France (2nd title)
Runner-up Australia
Third place South Africa
Fourth place Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Tries scored223 (7.43 per match)
Top scorer(s) Josh Hodge (63 points)
Most tries Ewan Ashman (7 tries)
2018
2020

Defending champions France won the under 20 title again in 2019, defeating Australia in a closely fought final by 24–23 at the Racecourse Stadium in Rosario.[2] The city of Santa Fe also hosted matches in the 2019 championship.[1]

TeamsEdit

The teams that participated in the tournament are listed in the table below, with a summary of their previous best results at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship included.[3]

Team No. Result (2018) Best Result
  Argentina 12 6th Third place (2016)
  Australia 12 5th Runners-up (2010)
  England 12 2nd Champions (2013, 2014, 2016)
  France 12 1st Champions (2018)
  Georgia 4 9th Ninth place (2018)
  Ireland 12 11th Runners-up (2016)
  Italy 10 8th Eighth place (2017, 2018)
  Fiji 8 Sixth place (2011)
  New Zealand 12 4th Champions (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017)
  Scotland 12 10th Fifth place (2017)
  South Africa 12 3rd Champions (2012)
  Wales 12 7th Runners-up (2013)

Pool stageEdit

The pool stage fixture was as follows:[4]

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA BP Pts
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 113 70 +43 15 8 3 11
  France 3 2 0 1 94 80 +14 13 9 3 11
  Wales 3 2 0 1 87 85 +2 10 11 1 9
  Fiji 3 0 0 3 62 121 −59 8 18 1 1

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA BP Pts
  Australia 3 2 0 1 114 85 +29 16 12 3 11
  Ireland 3 2 0 1 97 85 +12 13 11 2 10
  England 3 2 0 1 106 98 +8 14 14 1 9
  Italy 3 0 0 3 49 98 −49 7 13 1 1

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA BP Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 116 56 +60 18 8 2 14
  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 114 71 +43 17 8 2 10
  Georgia 3 1 0 2 50 105 −55 6 17 0 4
  Scotland 3 0 0 3 64 112 −48 10 16 2 2

Pool stage standingsEdit

Seedings for the knockout stage based on results from the pool stage:[5]

Pos Team Pool Pld −/+ Pts
Finals
1   South Africa C 3 +60 14
2   Argentina A 3 +43 11
3   Australia B 3 +29 11
4   France A 3 +14 11
5–8th place play-offs
5   New Zealand C 3 +43 10
6   Ireland B 3 +12 10
7   England B 3 +8 9
8   Wales A 3 +2 9
9–12th place play-offs
9   Georgia C 3 −55 4
10   Scotland C 3 −48 2
11   Italy B 3 −49 1
12   Fiji A 3 –59 1

Knockout stageEdit

9–12th place play-offsEdit

 
Semi-finals9th place
 
      
 
17 June – 10:30 – Old Resian Club, Rosario
 
 
  Scotland19
 
22 June – 13:00 – Old Resian Club, Rosario
 
  Italy26
 
  Italy29
 
17 June – 13:00 – Old Resian Club, Rosario
 
  Georgia17
 
  Georgia12
 
 
  Fiji8
 
11th place
 
 
22 June – 10:30 – Old Resian Club, Rosario
 
 
  Scotland34
 
 
  Fiji59

Semi-finalsEdit


Match 19 17 June Scotland   19–26   Italy Old Resian Club, Rosario  
10:30 AST (UTC–03) Report
Match 20 17 June Georgia   12–8   Fiji Old Resian Club, Rosario  
13:00 AST (UTC–03) Report

11th placeEdit


Match 25 22 June Scotland   34–59   Fiji Old Resian Club, Rosario  
10:30 AST (UTC–03) Report

9th placeEdit


Match 26 22 June Italy   29–17   Georgia Old Resian Club, Rosario  
15:30 AST (UTC–03) Report

5–8th place play-offsEdit

 
Semi-finals5th place
 
      
 
17 June – 10:30 – Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
 
 
  New Zealand 7
 
22 June – 10:30 – Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
 
  Wales8
 
  Wales26
 
17 June – 15:30 – Old Resian Club, Rosario
 
  England45
 
  Ireland23
 
 
  England30
 
7th place
 
 
22 June – 15:30 – Old Resian Club, Rosario
 
 
  New Zealand40
 
 
  Ireland17

Semi-finalsEdit


Match 22 17 June New Zealand   7–8   Wales Racecourse Stadium, Rosario  
10:30 AST (UTC–03) Report
Match 21 17 June Ireland   23–30   England Old Resian Club, Rosario  
15:30 AST (UTC–03) Report

7th placeEdit


Match 27 22 June New Zealand   40–17   Ireland Old Resian Club, Rosario  
13:00 AST (UTC–03) Report

5th placeEdit


Match 28 22 June Wales   26–45   England Racecourse Stadium, Rosario  
10:30 AST (UTC–03) Report

FinalsEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
17 June – 13:00 – Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
 
 
  Argentina13
 
22 June – 15:30 – Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
 
  Australia34
 
  Australia23
 
17 June – 15:30 – Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
 
  France24
 
  South Africa7
 
 
  France20
 
3rd place
 
 
22 June – 13:00 – Racecourse Stadium, Rosario
 
 
  Argentina16
 
 
  South Africa41

Semi-finalsEdit


Match 23 17 June Argentina   13–34   Australia Racecourse Stadium, Rosario  
13:00 AST (UTC–03) Report
Match 24 17 June South Africa   7–20   France Racecourse Stadium, Rosario  
15:30 AST (UTC–03) Report

3rd placeEdit


Match 29 22 June Argentina   16–41   South Africa Racecourse Stadium, Rosario  
13:00 AST (UTC–03) Report

FinalEdit


Match 30 22 June Australia   23–24   France Racecourse Stadium, Rosario  
15:30 AST (UTC–03) Report

StatisticsEdit

Statistics for the 2019 championship:[6]

Most points[7]
Pos Player Points
1   Josh Hodge 63
2   Louis Carbonel 52
3   Cai Evans 46
4   Joaquin De La Vega Mendia 45
5   Will Harrison 43
6   Ben Healy 41
7   Jaden Hendrikse 41
8   Ewan Ashman 35
9   Tedo Abzhandadze 34
10   Sanele Nohamba 33
11   Caleb Muntz 33
12   Paolo Garbisi 33
Most conversions[9]
Pos Player Conv
1   Josh Hodge 19
2   Will Harrison 13
3   Ben Healy 12
4   Caleb Muntz 10
  Lalomilo Lalomilo
Most penalties[10]
Pos Player Penalties
1   Louis Carbonel 11
2   Cai Evans 10
3   Joaquin De La Vega Mendia 7
4   Josh Hodge 5
  Tedo Abzhandadze
Clean breaks[12]
Pos Player CB
1   Josh Hodge 11
2   Epeli Momo 10
  Mateo Carreras
  Mark Nawaqanitawase
5   Isaac Lucas 9
  Jack Blain
  Donovan Taofifenua
8 7 Players 8

Final placingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA
1   France 5 4 0 1 138 110 +28 16 13
2   Australia 5 3 0 2 171 122 +49 23 15
3   South Africa 5 4 0 1 164 92 +72 24 11
4   Argentina 5 2 0 3 142 145 –3 18 17
5–8th place play-offs
5   England 5 4 0 1 181 147 +34 23 20
6   Wales 5 3 0 2 121 137 −16 15 18
7   New Zealand 5 3 0 2 161 96 +65 24 12
8   Ireland 5 2 0 3 137 155 −18 18 20
9–12th place play-offs
9   Italy 5 2 0 3 104 134 −30 15 17
10   Georgia 5 2 0 3 79 142 −63 10 22
11   Fiji 5 1 0 4 129 167 −38 18 25
12   Scotland 5 0 0 5 117 197 −80 18 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Argentina to host World Rugby U20 Championship 2019". World Rugby. 14 June 2018.
  2. ^ "France edges Australia 24-23 to win U20 world rugby title". Japan Today. 24 June 2019. Archived from the original on 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "WorldRugbyU20s". World Rugby. 14 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Schedule confirmed for World Rugby U20 Championship 2018". World Rugby. 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "U20 Championship 2019 tournament rules". World Rugby. Archived from the original on 13 May 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  6. ^ worldrugby.org. "Player Stats | World Rugby U20 Championship". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  7. ^ worldrugby.org. "World Rugby U20 Championship". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  8. ^ worldrugby.org. "World Rugby U20 Championship". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  9. ^ worldrugby.org. "World Rugby U20 Championship : Le plus de transformations". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  10. ^ worldrugby.org. "World Rugby U20 Championship : Most penalties". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  11. ^ worldrugby.org. "World Rugby U20 Championship : Offloads". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  12. ^ worldrugby.org. "World Rugby U20 Championship : Clean breaks". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 2019-06-23.

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