2020 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

The 2020 World Rugby Under 20 Championship was to have been the thirteenth edition of the premier age-grade rugby competition. The tournament was to be in Italy for the third time, previously being held in 2011 and 2015. Second-time champions France would have been the defending champions.[1]

2020 Under 20 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Italy
No. of nations12
2019
2021

On 20 March 2020, World Rugby announced that the championship was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

TeamsEdit

The following teams would have participated in the 2020 U20 Championship:

Team No. Result (2019) Best Result
  Argentina 12 4th Third place (2016)
  Australia 12 2nd Runners-up (2010, 2019)
  England 12 5th Champions (2013, 2014, 2016)
  France 12 1st Champions (2018, 2019)
  Georgia 4 10th Ninth place (2018)
  Ireland 12 8th Runners-up (2016)
  Italy 10 9th Eighth place (2017, 2018)
  Japan[a] 5 Tenth place (2015)
  Fiji 8 11th Sixth place (2011)
  New Zealand 12 7th Champions (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017)
  South Africa 12 3rd Champions (2012)
  Wales 12 6th Runners-up (2013)
  1. ^ Promoted from 2019 U20 Trophy

Pool stageEdit

The pool stage fixture was to have been as follows:

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA BP Pts
  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA BP Pts
  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA −/+ TF TA BP Pts
  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Rugby U20 Championship 2019 hailed as 'one of the greats'" (Press release). World Rugby. 26 June 2019. Archived from the original on 26 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. ^ "World Rugby update on COVID-19 response measures and statement from Sir Bill Beaumont". World Rugby. 20 March 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2020.