2008 Junior World Championship

The 2008 Junior World Championship is the international rugby competition for the Under-20 players in the IRB nations. It is run by the IRB, the International Rugby Board, which is the organisation that governs and controls the game of rugby throughout the world.

In 2008 the Championship was held in Wales and there were 16 teams taking part. They played in 4 pools of 4 teams.

Teams

  • New Zealand
  • Ireland
  • Argentina
  • Tonga


  • South Africa
  • Samoa
  • Scotland
  • USA
  • England
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Fiji
  • Wales
  • France
  • Italy
  • Japan
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
New Zealand 3 3 0 173 19 3 15
Argentina 3 2 1 47 69 1 9
Ireland 3 1 2 64 109 1 5
Tonga 3 0 3 46 123 0 0
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
South Africa 3 3 0 196 32 2 14
Samoa 3 2 1 60 39 1 9
Scotland 3 1 2 61 115 1 5
USA 3 0 3 38 169 0 0
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
England 3 3 0 119 48 2 14
Australia 3 2 1 147 47 3 11
Canada 3 1 2 47 151 0 4
Fiji 3 0 3 44 111 1 1
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Wales 3 3 0 85 39 2 14
France 3 2 1 104 54 3 11
Italy 3 1 2 48 81 0 4
Japan 3 0 3 47 110 1 1


2008 Junior World Championship
Fixtures and Results

June 6









June 10









June 14

New Zealand

Argentina

South Africa

Samoa

Australia

England

France

Wales


Argentina

New Zealand

Samoa

South Africa

England

Australia

France

Wales


Ireland

New Zealand

Scotland

South Africa

Australia

Fiji

Japan

Wales

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

Tonga

Ireland

USA

Scotland

Canada

Fiji

Japan

Italy


Tonga

Ireland

USA

Scotland

Canada

Fiji

Italy

Japan


Tonga

Argentina

USA

Samoa

England

Canada

Italy

France

Cardiff

Cardiff

Wrexham

Wrexham

Newport

Newport

Swansea

Swansea


Cardiff

Cardiff

Wrexham

Wrexham

Newport

Newport

Swansea

Swansea


Cardiff

Cardiff

Wrexham

Wrexham

Newport

Newport

Swansea

Swansea

48

17

108

29

81

41

53

29


30

65

20

72

60

53

32

33


45

60

41

16

13

10

20

23

9

9

18

17

12

12

17

10


10

10

6

3

18

17

14

10


27

0

14

11

18

17

24

19

Following the pool play, teams played off for final positions. Playoff position was based on their pool points.

Positions 13-16

June 18




June 21



June 21

Tonga

USA


15th Place

Japan


13th Place

Tonga

v

v



v



v

Japan

Fiji



USA



Fiji

Wrexham

Wrexham



Wrexham



Wrexham

17

22



44



28

5

27



8



20

Postitions 9-12

June 18




June 21



June 21

Scotland

Ireland


11th Place

Italy


9th Place

Ireland

v

v



v



v

Canada

Italy



Canada



Scotland

Newport

Cardiff



Cardiff



Osaka

15

9



33



39

10

6



10



12

Positions 5-8

June 18




June 21



June 21

Argentina

Samoa


7th Place

Argentina


5th Place

France

v

v



v



v

France

Australia



Samoa



Australia

Swansea

Swansea



Newport



Cardiff

6

0



10



21

30

32



30



42

Positions 1-4

June 18




June 22



June 22

New Zealand

South Africa


3rd Place

Wales


Final

New Zealand

v

v



v



v

Wales

England



South Africa



England

Newport

Cardiff



Swansea



Swansea

31

18



18



38

6

26



43



3


 New Zealand win the 2008 Junior World Championship.