2012 Junior World Championship

The 2012 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 2012 the Championship was held in South Africa and there were 12 teams taking part. They played in 3 pools of 4 teams.

Teams

  • Wales
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Samoa


  • South Africa
  • Ireland
  • England
  • Italy
  • Argentina
  • France
  • Australia
  • Scotland
Championship Table
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Wales 3 3 0 127 27 2 14
New Zealand 3 2 1 102 21 3 11
Fiji 3 1 2 45 80 0 4
Samoa 3 0 3 3 152 0 0
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
South Africa 3 2 1 99 41 3 11
Ireland 3 2 1 79 51 2 10
England 3 2 1 99 48 1 9
Italy 3 0 3 20 157 0 0
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Argentina 3 3 0 50 30 0 12
France 3 2 1 76 54 3 11
Australia 3 1 2 77 58 1 5
Scotland 3 0 3 53 114 2 2

2012 Junior World Championship
Fixtures and Results

June 4







June 8







June 12

Wales

New Zealand

England

South Africa

Australia

France


Fiji

New Zealand

South Africa

England

Australia

France


Wales

New Zealand

Ireland

South Africa

Argentina

France


v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

Fiji

Samoa

Italy

Ireland

Scotland

Argentina


Samoa

Wales

Italy

Ireland

Argentina

Scotland


Samoa

Fiji

Italy

England

Scotland

Australia

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch

Bellville

Stellenbosch

Bellville

Bellville


Bellville

Stellenbosch

Bellville

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch

Bellville


Bellville

Bellville

Cape Town

Cape Town

Bellville

Cape Town

44

63

64

19

67

15


15

6

52

20

3

30


74

33

41

28

17

31

18

0

5

23

12

18


3

9

3

15

15

29


3

12

12

15

12

7

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

Postitions 9-12

June 17




June 22



June 22


Scotland

Fiji


11th Place

Italy


9th Place

Scotland

v

v



v



v

Italy

Samoa



Fiji



Samoa

Bellville

Bellville



Bellville



Bellville

34

20



17



62

17

29



19



28

Positions 5-8

June 17




June 22



June 22

France

Ireland


7th Place

Australia


5th Place

France

v

v



v



v

Australia

England



England



Ireland

Newlands

Bellville



Bellville



Newlands

19

27



17



7

17

12



13



18

Positions 1-4

June 17




June 22



June 22

Wales

Argentina


3rd Place

Wales


Final

New Zealand

v

v



v



v

New Zealand

South Africa



Argentina



South Africa

Newlands

Newlands



Newlands



Newlands

6

3



25



16

30

35



17



22


South Africa win the 2012 Junior World Championship.

The 12th placed team, Italy, is relegated and will play in the Junior World Rugby Trophy in 2013.