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2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

The 2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship (previously the Junior World Championship) is the international rugby competition for the Under-20 players in the IRB nations. It is run by World Rugby, formerly the IRB, the International Rugby Board, which is the organisation that governs and controls the game of rugby throughout the world.

In 2017 the Championship will be held in Georgia and there are 12 teams taking part. They play in 3 pools of 4 teams. Games will be played in Kutaisi and Tbilisi.


For the results of previous years, use this link:

Junior World Championship


The competition will have a number of trial laws in place. There are 7 trial laws in place for this competition as well as the 5 trial laws that are place for all rugby in 2017.

The 7 trial laws for this competition are:

  • No signal from referee prior to put-in at scrum
  • Scrum-half must throw the ball in straight but can align left shoulder with the middle of the tunnel
  • Allowing the number eight to pick from the feet of the second row
  • Compulsory striking by the hooker after throw-in to scrum
  • Tackle only and offside line creation (Tackler, tackled player and at least one player on their feet and over the ball creates the offside line)
  • A player cannot kick the ball out of the ruck – can only hook it back
  • Tackler must get up before playing the ball and then can only play from his side of the tackle gate

The 8 variations applying to the 5 laws being trialled are:

  • Uncontested scrums as a result of a sending off, temporary suspension or injury must be played with eight players per side.
  • If a penalty is kicked into touch after time has elapsed without touching another player, the referee allows the throw-in to be taken and play continues until the next time the ball becomes dead.
  • When there are multiple penalty infringements by the same team, the referee may allow the captain of the non-offending team to choose the most advantageous of the penalty marks.
  • If a player would probably have scored a try but for foul play by an opponent, a penalty try is awarded. No conversion is attempted.
  • A player who is attempting to bring the ball under control is deemed to be in possession of the ball.
  • If a player jumps and knocks the ball back into the playing area (or if that player catches the ball and throws it back into the playing area) before landing in touch or touch-in-goal, play continues regardless of whether the ball reaches the plane of touch.
  • If the ball-carrier reaches the plane of touch but returns the ball to the playing area without first landing in touch, play continues.
  • In this case, if the ball has passed the plane of touch when it is caught, then the catcher is not deemed to have taken the ball into touch. If the ball has not passed the plane of touch when it is caught or picked up, then the catcher is deemed to have taken the ball into touch, regardless of whether the ball was in motion or stationary.


Teams

Pool A

  • Australia
  • England
  • Samoa
  • Wales


Pool B

  • New Zealand
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Italy

Pool C

  • France
  • South Africa
  • Georgia
  • Argentina
Championship Table
Pool A
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
England 3 3 128 58 2 14
Australia 3 2 1 76 63 2 10
Wales 3 1 2 93 78 2 6
Samoa 3 3 63 161 1 1
Pool B
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
New Zealand 3 3 179 49 3 15
Scotland 3 2 1 69 86 1 9
Italy 3 1 2 64 106 2 6
Ireland 3 3 52 123 2 2
Pool C
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
South Africa 3 2 1 133 51 2 12
France 3 2 1 103 48 1 11
Argentina 3 1 2 76 124 2 6
Georgia 3 3 40 129 0


Fixtures and Results

May 31







June 4







June 8







9th Place

June 13



5th Place

June 13




June 13



11th Place

June 18


9th Place

June 18


7th Place

June 18


5th Place

June 18


3rd Place

June 18



June 18

New Zealand

England

Ireland

South Africa

Argentina

Australia


Ireland

Argentina

New Zealand

Australia

South Africa

England


Scotland

Wales

Ireland

Argentina

France

England


Semi-Finals

Ireland

Argentina


Semi-Finals

Australia

Scotland


Semi-Finals

England

New Zealand


Play-Off

Samoa


Play-Off

Ireland


Play-Off

Wales


Play-Off

Scotland


Play-Off

South Africa


Final

England

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Scotland

Samoa

Italy

France

Georgia

Wales


Scotland

France

Italy

Samoa

Georgia

Wales


Italy

Samoa

New Zealand

South Africa

Georgia

Australia



Samoa

Georgia



Italy

Wales



South Africa

France



Argentina



Georgia



Italy



Australia



France



New Zealand

Kutaisi

Tbilisi

Kutaisi

Tbilisi

Tbilisi

Tbilisi


Kutaisi

Tbilisi

Kutaisi

Tbilisi

Tbilisi

Tbilisi


Kutaisi

Tbilisi

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Tbilisi

Tbilisi

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Tbilisi

Tbilisi



Tbilisi

Tbilisi



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Tbilisi



Tbilisi

42

74

21

23

37

24


28

25

68

33

38

34


17

54

3

14

54

20



52

25



42

29



24

39



42



24



25



24



37



17

20

17

22

23

26

17


32

26

26

26

14

22


16

20

69

72

0

19



26

26



19

25



22

26



53



18



24



17



15



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