2024 U20 Rugby Championship

The 2024 U20 Rugby Championship was the first edition of the rugby union competition, the U20 Rugby Championship, the under-20 equivalent of the The Rugby Championship, played by senior men's teams of Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The first edition consisted of three rounds in which all teams played each other at a single venue (in Australia), with the table leaders New Zealand being crowned winners.[1][2][3][4]

2024 U20 Rugby Championship
Tournament details
Host Australia
Date2–12 May 2024
Countries Argentina
 Australia
 New Zealand
 South Africa
Final positions
Champions New Zealand (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Tries scored37 (6.17 per match)
Top scorer(s)
Most tries
2025

Venue edit

The venue was announced in March 2024 to be the Sunshine Coast Stadium in Bokarina, located in South East Queensland.[1][2]

Bokarina (Sunshine Coast)
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Capacity: 10,000
 

Table edit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   New Zealand (C) 3 2 1 0 92 58 +34 13 7 1 0 11
2   South Africa 3 1 1 1 62 65 −3 8 9 0 1 7
3   Argentina 3 1 0 2 73 79 −6 10 10 1 1 6
4   Australia (H) 3 1 0 2 55 80 −25 6 11 0 0 4
Source: all.rugby[5]
(C) Champion; (H) Host

Fixtures edit

Round 1 edit

2 May
17:00 AEST (UTC+10)
New Zealand  13–13  South Africa
Try: Solomon 53' m
Vaenuku 78' m
Con: Simpson (0/2)
Pen: Hutchinson (1/2) 30'
ReportTry: Leotlela 58' c
Con: Sefoor (1/1) 59'
Pen: Sefoor (2/3) 57', 63'
Cards: van Heerden   72'
Sunshine Coast Stadium[1][6][7]
Referee: Jordan Kaminski (Australia)

2 May
19:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  6–25  Argentina (1 BP)
Pen: Fowler (2/3) 7', 59'
Cards: Harley   36' to 46'
ReportTry: Rapetti 38' c
Pedro Bernasconi 42' m
Rossi 77' c
Con: Di Lucca (1/2) 39'
Fossati (1/1) 78'
Pen: Di Lucca (2/4) 9', 45'
Cards: Sánchez Valarolo   50' to 60'
Sunshine Coast Stadium[6][7]
Referee: Griffin Colby (South Africa)

Round 2 edit

7 May
17:00 AEST (UTC+10)
(1 BP) New Zealand  43–20  Argentina
Try: Pledger (2) 1' c, 62' c
Wrampling-Alec (2) 5' c, 24' c
A. Smith 44' c
O'Donovan 67' m
Con: Simpson (5/5) 1', 6', 25', 45', 63'
Grant (0/1)
Pen: Simpson (1/1) 35'
ReportTry: Elías 29' m
Manuel Vivas 50' m
Torrado 55' c
Con: Fossati (0/2)
Di Lucca (1/1) 56'
Pen: Fossati (1/2) 19'
Cards: Asevedo   23' to 33'
Sunshine Coast Stadium[6][7]
Referee: George Myers (Australia)

7 May
19:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  24–19  South Africa (1 BP)
Try: Wilcox (2) 34' c, 65' c
Penalty try 72'
Con: Wilcox (1/1) 35'
Fowler (1/1) 66'
Pen: Gray (1/2) 28'
ReportTry: van Heerden 31' c
Bester (2) 62' c, 77' m
Con: Williams (2/3) 32', 63'
Cards: Maqubela   19'
Hlekani   73'
Sunshine Coast Stadium[6][7]
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)

Round 3 edit

12 May
13:30 AEST (UTC+10)
South Africa  30–28  Argentina (1 BP)
Try: Julius 1' c
Jacobs 47' c
Badenhorst 58' m
Porthen 70' m
Con: van Niekerk (2/4) 2', 48'
Pen: van Niekerk (2/2) 68', 81'
Cards: Ezekiel Ngobeni   33' to 43'
ReportTry: Rossetto (4) 27' c, 35' c, 42' c, 74' c
Con: Rodríguez (3/3) 28', 36', 43'
Di Lucca (1/1) 75'
Pen: Rodríguez (0/1)
Di Lucca (0/1)
Drop: Rodríguez (0/1)
Cards: Gael Galván   67' to 77'
Sunshine Coast Stadium[6][7]
Referee: Dan Waenga (New Zealand)

12 May
15:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  25–36  New Zealand
Try: Sawers 49' c
McCulloch (2) 56' c, 59' m
Con: McLaughlin-Phillips (2/3) 49', 57'
Pen: McLaughlin-Phillips (2/2) 4', 30'
ReportTry: Solomon (2) 18' m, 36' c
Pledger 43' c
Letiu 66' c
Taele 77' c
Con: Simpson (3/4) 37', 44', 67'
Coles (1/1) 78'
Pen: Coles (1/1) 72'
Cards: Maxwell   53' to 63'
Simpson   69' to 79'
Sunshine Coast Stadium[6][7]
Referee: Nehuén Jauri Rivero (Argentina)

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Junior Boks open U20 Rugby Champs against All Blacks". SA Rugby Magazine. Highbury Media (Pty) Ltd. 27 March 2024. Archived from the original on 27 March 2024. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  2. ^ a b "U20 Rugby Championship launched to bridge growing gap with northern hemisphere". Daily Maverick. 27 March 2024. Archived from the original on 27 March 2024. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Junior Boks to open U20 Rugby Championship against NZ". SuperSport. MultiChoice. 27 March 2024. Archived from the original on 27 March 2024. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  4. ^ Mostert, Herman (27 March 2024). "Junior Springboks to open U20 Rugby Championship campaign against New Zealand". News24. Naspers. Archived from the original on 27 March 2024. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  5. ^ "Rugby Championship U20 Standings for 2024". all.rugby. all.rugby. Retrieved 18 May 2024.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "SANZAAR CONFIRMS THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP UNDER-20 MATCH SCHEDULE AND VENUE". super.rugby. SANZAAR. 27 March 2024. Archived from the original on 27 March 2024. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  7. ^ a b c d e f Williamson, Nathan (27 March 2024). "U20s Rugby Championship confirmed for Sunshine Coast". rugby.com.au.