Relive a thrilling opening day at the IRB Junior World Championship, including your contributions on Twitter as the drama unfolded.
- Ireland defeat South Africa 23-19 with a magnificent forward display
- Argentina pull off the second big shock on day one, beating France 18-15 at UWC
- New Zealand lay down their marker with a 63-0 defeat of Samoa and England ease away in the second half to beat Italy 64-5
- Australia outclass Scotland 67-12 and Wales recover from 12-3 down at half time to beat Fiji 44-18
This was the first time we used our new live blogging tool for a JWC match day. We hope you liked it, but we would love to hear your thoughts on what we could do better. Tell us @irbjuniors, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RT @gregortownsend: Great result RT @Scotlandteam: U20: a first win for the boys in the @irbjuniors . 34-17 v Italy— digitman (@digitman) 17/06/2012 15:42
Last games are over! #NZL and #RSA win with a bonus point after scoring four tries against #FJI and #ENG and qualify for the semi finals!— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 12/06/2012 20:33
NZL 28 - 12 FIJI
RSA 28 - 15 England
Phew, what a nail-biting 2nd half - well done baby boks! #jwc #bokke— Kaylene Maas (@Kaylene Maas) 12/06/2012 20:32
#JWC What a finale in Cape Town. RSA have beaten England in a quite breathtaking second half performance to secure a four-try bonus point win. RSA 28 - 16 Eng
#JWC What a finale in Cape Town. South Africa have beaten England in a quite breathtaking second half performance to secure a four-try bonus point win. RSA 28 - 16 Eng
#NZLvFJI #NZL score a try in last seconds of the game 33-12 #JWC
#JWC Wales remain dominant against Samoa with just over 20 minutes remaining, leading 46-3.
#JWC #FRAvsAUS France lead Australia 14-7 after 48 mins & the lights are switched on at the majestic Cape Town Stadium http://t.co/XHlkCyvI— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 12/06/2012 17:51
#WALvSAM Beautiful dummy by #WAL centre C.Allen 30-3 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 12/06/2012 17:46
HT #JWC #FRAvsAUS 14-7 Pool C #CapeTown the ranks of the crowd continues to swell at Cape Town Stadium France 14 Aus 7 http://t.co/fR6nS7xc— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 12/06/2012 17:38
South Africa coach Dawie Theron on losing to Ireland - http://www.irb.com/mm/Audio/Tournament/Mediazone/02/06/23/27/2062327_HI-AUD_Neutral.mp3
Heartbreak at the #jwc Junior bokke 19 - 23 Ireland— Nicholas Brits (@Nicholas Brits) 04/06/2012 21:40
RT @unionargentina: Foto: gran triunfo de Los Pumitas en el debut ante Francia! Crédito foto: Shaun Roy-UAR @SantiagoDapelo @MartaAltber ...— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:39
Ireland coach Mike Ruddock is pleased with the win, but refuses to get carried away - http://www.irb.com/mm/Audio/Tournament/Mediazone/02/06/24/54/2062454_HI-AUD_Neutral.mp3
#FRAvARG: final score 18-15 to #ARG. Second shock of the day at #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:32
A tired Argentina flanker Pablo Matera: In the first half we gave away too many penalties, we were very indisciplined but then we started playing our game, we played our way and we did it. It's a team effort, we made it because in every minute we knew this game was ours, that we could win it and that is the result.
South Africa captain Wian Liebenberg: Definitely not the result we wanted. I think we didn't want to play catch up rugby but they played well, put the pressure on us and made us play in our half and that was not what we wanted to do. We can come back definitely, we will keep our heads up and come back fighting against Italy.
Ireland captain Niall Scannell: We worked very hard and believed in it. The South Africans put a lot of pressure on us but we came out all right. It was a very physical game. Our focus was on the tackle and to aim at those knees and ankles. Brilliant commitment by the team.
Phenomenal defensive performance from the #Wolfpuppies.. Not too many teams out-muscle the Boks on the home patch.. #JWC— Richard Moffett (@Richard Moffett) 04/06/2012 21:27
What a result!!! Absolutley stunning performance, completely deserved victory in boks own back yard!!!! #JWC #rugbyunited #WOLFPUPPIES— Colm finnegan (@Colm finnegan) 04/06/2012 21:24
#FRAvARG Crowd going wild as #ARG for gain possession in line-out #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:21
Ireland defeat hosts South Africa 23-19 in the biggest shock of the tournament so far
I would officially make the worst coach...jaysus my heart!!! C'mon Ireland #wolfpuppies #jwc 👏👏👏— Niamh Briggs (@Niamh Briggs) 04/06/2012 21:17
#RSAvIRE #JWC great defence by the Irish as South Africa try a few times to cross the whitewash, and there's 3 mins left for #IRE victory— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:18
Nerves aplenty as both these final two matches go down to the wire. Can South Africa make their pressure pay against Ireland? Can France, down to 14 men, come back against Argentina? Only five mins remaining in both matches.
#FRAvARG #ARG! successful kick by captain S.Poet #ARG now lead 19-15. What a turnaround!! #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:13
#RSAvIRE PEN #RSA T.Jantjies 23-19 #JWC South Africa continue to reply on the boot of Jantjies as he lands another penalty to close the gap— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:11
#FRAvARG successful Penalty conversion by #ARG captain S.Poet which equalisers game #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:09
#RSAvIRE TRY! #IRE C.Giisenan 21-16 #JWC, #RSAvIRE CON #IREJ>Hanrahan 23-16 #JWC. great driving effort by Irish to rampage over & convert— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:08
#FRAvARG #ARG confidence on a high. Back players using every attempt to score #JWC 15-12 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:07
#RSAvIRE PEN #RSA T.Jantjies 16-16 #JWC great penalty strike from 45metres out by Jantjies to level scores at 16-all. 15 mins play time left— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:04
Two close games to finsh off day one - both of them could go either way!
#FRAvARG #ARG Scores!!!! Try by J Chippiello after a dashing run by S.Cordreo. Successful conversion by S.Poet 15-12 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:00
#RSAvIRE PEN #RSA T.Jantjies 16-13 #JWC long range penalty shot from just inside his own half, Tony's kick just makes it over the crossbar— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 21:01
#RSAvIRE DRP #IRE J.Hanrahan 16-10 #JWC the irish lands a drop goal and helps to stretch the lead by six points, 22 mins playing time left— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:57
#RSAvIRE TRY #RSA P.Willemse 13-8 #JWC, #RSAvIRE CON #RSA P.Willemse 13-10 #JWC, chill starts moving in but Baby Boks warming to the job now— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:55
#JWC #RSAvsIRE Baby Boks were off to sluggish start in second half but they turning that around now and the Irish tryline under siege.— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:51
9000 spectators at the Danie Craven Stadium in Sellenbosch for the #RSAvIRE game!— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:51
#FRAvARG #ARG attempts to head for post thwarted by #FRA strong defense #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:47
South Africa increasing the pressure at the start of the second half on Ireland and the crowd getting into the match.
#FRAvARG #ARG winning possession in first scrum of second half #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:44
From earlier on day one...
New Zealand coach Rob Penney: I’m pretty happy with it (the performance). We probably didn’t look after the ball as well as we would have liked, we turned over a little bit of possession when we had opportunities and some of our execution wasn’t as clinical as we would like, but you've got to give credit to the Samoa boys also who came out and hit us pretty hard on occasion and put us under a bit of pressure, so all in all reasonably satisfied.
Potential upset on the cards, Ireland lead hosts South Africa 13-3 at the break with an inspired first half performance
#FRAvARG #FRA E.Escande taking another penalty for the team. Successful conversion!! 15-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:21
Two exciting and closely fought matches now live, rounding off a memorable match day one at the JWC 2012
#FRAvARG Penalty kick for France. successful conversion by E. Escande 12-5 for #FRA #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:19
#RSAvIRE TRY! #IRE J.Coghlan 3-11 #JWC #RSAvIRE CON #IRE J.Hanrahan 3-13 #JWC Ireland open a 10-point lead with 10 mins to halftime— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:18
For our Italian fans, captain Giovanni Maistri - who celebrates his 20th birthday today - talks about the loss to England - http://www.irb.com/mm/Audio/Tournament/Mediazone/02/06/24/49/2062449_HI-AUD_Neutral.mp3
#FRAvARG 22 minutes into game #ARG scores a try by F. Isia. Unsuccesful conversion by fullback S. Cordero 9-5 to #FRA #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:15
Jordan Coghlan scores for Ireland to give them a 13-3 lead over the hosts South Africa.
Try for Jordan coughlan , upset on the cards #JWC— gavin from autoglass (@gavin from autoglass) 04/06/2012 20:13
#FRAvARG E. Escandegets #FRA third penalty after #ARG fail to stay on their feet in ruck 9-0 # JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:12
#RSAvIRE PEN #IRE J.Hanrahan 3-3 #JWC South Africa camped in Ireland'ss 22-metre for about 13 mins with reward and Ireland break out— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:09
Ireland level the scores 3-3
#FRAvARG #FRA E. Escande motors the game with a penalty kick 6-0 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 20:06
France lead Argentina 15-5 in the final JWC match of day one at UWC.
South Africa lead Ireland 3-0 after 13 minutes.
#FRAvARG #FRA E. Escande scores after #ARG ruck infingement. 3-0 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:57
Over 6,500 at Danie Craven Stadium for South Africa v Ireland @irbjuniors http://t.co/vIc5LFvf— IRBMedia (@IRBMedia) 04/06/2012 19:57
New Zealand co-captain Bryn Hall on their 63-0 win over Samoa in Pool A - http://www.irb.com/mm/Audio/Tournament/Mediazone/02/06/24/50/2062450_HI-AUD_Neutral.mp3
England captain Chris Walker on the 64-5 win over Italy in Pool B - http://www.irb.com/mm/Audio/Tournament/Mediazone/02/06/23/34/2062334_HI-AUD_Neutral.mp3
@irbjuniors the gladiators entering the arena http://t.co/X7R7ZX9s— Philippe Bourdarias (@Philippe Bourdarias) 04/06/2012 19:49
South Africa have beaten Ireland twice before, both times at JWC 2011, winning 42-26 in the pool stages and 57-15 in the play-offs.
RT @Habbers9: so happy with the win! @matthewmorgan23 @lukeymogz http://t.co/BkIjTjQj— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:45
Step up in atmosphere at the JWC as a big crowd sings the South African national anthem.
@irbjuniors super done, dogs fed couch lined level with TV! Ready go guys!— Liz Stapelberg (@Liz Stapelberg) 04/06/2012 19:39
Come on Ireland U20's time to cause an upset. #JWC— Stephen Devine (@Stephen Devine) 04/06/2012 19:36
Hosts South Africa will be taking to the field for the first time in this tournament in a few moments time. Get in touch to tell us your views as they take on Ireland in Stellenbosch.
England defeat Italy 64-5 in Cape Town.
#ENGvITA #ENG! Rightwing M.Yarde scores another try. J.Heathcote once again converts 64-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:24
New Zealand 63-0 Samoa in Stellenosch. Reigning champions in ominous form.
#ENGvITA Less than four minutes left of second half. #ENG continues to dominate. #ENG J.Heathcote scores once again 59-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:23
FT #NZLvs#SAM 63-0 Pool A #CapeTown #JWC NZ enjoy a 10-try romp in opener, and now for the main match of the day hosts SA vs Ireland coming— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:21
#ENGvITA #ENG defense constantly bringing #ITA back players to the ground #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:19
Darkness closing in at the end of a glorious day in Cape Town and Stellenbosch. England and New Zealand well ahead as their matches draw to a close. But there are still two matches left - South Africa v Ireland and France v Argentina - to round off the action on day one.
#ENGvITA #ENG! Comfortable try scored by T.Heathcote. Playmaker T.Heathcote successfully converts score to 52-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:14
#ENGvITA #ENG! Another successful conversion by T.Heathcote by 45-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:12
#JWC #NZLvs#SAM A.Curtis #NZL 51-0 try time for NZ and their No 14 (with a cricket name) Ambrose Curtis romps in to finally bring the 50 up— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:10
#ENGvITA #ENG! Brilliant try by replacement K. Sinkler. Successful conversion by centre T.Heathcote 38-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:09
@irbjuniors Warren Brosnihan and Willie Lose at work! They comment the matches a Danie Craven for the world feed http://t.co/n1wKd0Uy— Philippe Bourdarias (@Philippe Bourdarias) 04/06/2012 19:07
#JWC #NZLvs#SAM M.McKenzie #NZL 46-0 Kiwi fullback Martin McKenzie make the overlap good and scores in the corner for an unconverted try— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 19:03
Some serious young talent in this Junior World Championship. Best of luck to the Munster boys later @irfurugby @Munsterrugby #jwc— Cian Leahy (@Cian Leahy) 04/06/2012 19:00
#JWC #NZLvs#SAM The Samoa No 20 Oneone Fa'afou gets the yellow card - 10 mins in the sin bin and NZ will be looking to take advantage soon— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:59
#LosPumitas Si no tenés ESPN3 ni acceso a ESPNPlay, el #JWC se puede ver completo y en vivo por acá: http://t.co/XlGIHP6Y . De nada (?).— Hernán Funes (@Hernán Funes) 04/06/2012 18:54
#JWC #NZLvs#SAM Samoa able to contain the New Zealand with solid first-time tackling, and NZ not helping their cause with dropped passes— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:57
#ENGvITA # ENG J. Apperley replaces flyhalf E.Padovani #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:56
#ENGvITA A few minutes ago squad in #ITA half. #ITA substitutes warming up. The stallions are not giving up without a fight 31-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:53
#JWC #NZLvs#SAM N.Ross #NZL 41-0 lock Neil Ross finally makes the second-half breakthrough for an unconverted try in the corner— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:51
#ENGVITA 6 minutes into second half and #ENG L. Cowan-Dicke scores a try. J.Slade successfully converts 31-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:50
New Zealand wing Milford Keresoma is the scorer of the first hat-trick of JWC 2012, in the 63-0 win over Samoa.
#JWC #NZLvs#SAM The Welsh team were spectators at the NZ vs Samoa match at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch http://t.co/KU2ubdVr— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:45
Second half underway in New Zealand v Samoa and England v Italy matches.
Samoa replacement Vavao Afemai is the lightest player not only at JWC 2012 but in the history of the tournament. He weighs just 65kg!
Great performance by NZ In their opening game at the IRB #JWC2012. Good to see @LionsRugby_23 captain @JoshStrauss1 in the crowd.— Ashwin Willemse (@Ashwin Willemse) 04/06/2012 18:37
Daniel Craven stadium. Supporting #Irl20's at #JWC #irishrugby http://t.co/8XQMclFJ— rldly (@rldly) 04/06/2012 18:34
#ENGvsITA Players leave field. Tough first half with #ENG leading 24-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:34
Fiji coach Sale Sorovaki gives an honest assessment of their loss to Wales - http://www.irb.com/mm/Audio/Tournament/Mediazone/02/06/23/33/2062333_HI-AUD_Neutral.mp3
Wales coach Danny Wilson on the 44-18 win over Fiji in Pool A - http://www.irb.com/mm/Audio/Tournament/Mediazone/02/06/23/30/2062330_HI-AUD_Neutral.mp3
Scotland coach Peter Wright on the loss to Australia - http://www.irb.com/mm/Audio/Tournament/Mediazone/02/06/23/32/2062332_HI-AUD_Neutral.mp3
Australia captain Liam Gill on beating Scotland 67-12 in Pool C - http://www.irb.com/mm/Audio/Tournament/Mediazone/02/06/23/25/2062325_HI-AUD_Neutral.mp3
England lead Italy 24-5 at the break in Cape Town.
New Zealand lead Samoa 36-0 at half time in the Pool A clash at UWC Stadium in Stellenbosch
#ENGvsITA #ITA P. Ceccarelli replaces prop L.Bortoletti #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:28
#JWC #NZLvs#SAM m.McKenzie #NZL 34-0, #JWC #NZLvs#SAM I.West #NZL 36-0 and with it the bonus point try ahead of halftime— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:22
#ENGvsITA #ENG rightwing M.Yarde scores his first try of the game.Flyhalf H.Slade successfully convert score to 17-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:22
#NZLvs#SAM Samoa doing better at the set-pieces and keeping New Zealand in check ahead of the break, just six minutes off, 29-0 to NZ now— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:19
Blitzbok Coach Paul Treu in the crowd at the Danie Craven Stadium watching South Africa under pressure from Ireland
#JWC #NZLvs#SAM M.Keresoma #NZL 27-0, #JWC #NZLvs#SAM I.West #NZL 29-0 at this rate its 29 points in 25 mins, looks like a try fest coming— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:11
#ENGvsITA very tightly contested game. Defense on both sides are top-notch! 10-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:11
#ENGvsITA #ENG scores leftwing J.Basset scores a try . Successful conversion by H.Slade 10-5 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:06
#JWC #NZLvs#SAM M.Keresoma #NZL 15-0 the leftwing runs in at the corner on the far side and the conversion fails. Great support for NZ team— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 18:03
That try by Ambrose Curtis was New Zealand's 100th in the JWC pool stages. It also took the Baby Blacks through the 1,000 point barrier in JWC history, the first side to reach that milestone.
Wales captain Cory Hill: We're glad to get a win under the belt. We were taken by surprise the way they came out at us in the first half and then we trailed 12-3 at the break. We came back in the second half and stuck to our game plan and our structures. It was just a matter of getting on to the bandwagon again and playing like we trained. It was great to finish on a positive note.
Fiji captain Matayavusa Lea: I was very disappointed with our second half performance. We were not able to dominate at the set-pieces after half time and lost the battle in the scrums and lineouts. We'll have to work on our defence lines for the next match. We will be hoping to bounce back against Samoa.
Junior All Blacks vs Samoa in the Haka department!! Mean start to any game #JWC @irbjuniors LIVE on Māori Television @maoritv— Mark Bullen (@Mark Bullen) 04/06/2012 17:47
Italy's Leonardo Sarto scores the opening try in their match with England to lead 5-3.
RT @Stefanjc: Under 20s line up for some God Save the Queen, very relevant this weekend! #comeonlads #JWC http://t.co/XOJ7NbSf— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:46
#ITA players are wearing black arm bands in honour of the victims of the recent earthquake in Emilia!— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:46
#ENGVITA #ITA team psyched up and singing in changing room #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:37
Italy's players are wearing black armbands in memory of those killed in the recent earthquakes back home.
This is the first meeting between England and Italy in JWC history, but the sides met in the Under 20 Six Nations with England running out 42-7 winners.
Wales also record a victory in their opening JWC 2012 match, beating Fiji 44-18 in Pool A.
Australia beat Scotland 67-12 in Pool C.
#JWC #WALvsFJI C.Hill #WAL 44-18 late try by the Welsh skipper Cory in the corner and the conversion attempt from touch is rather close— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:27
#JWC #WALvsFJI T Vuibau #WAL 39-18 penalty for Fiji reducing the deficit with four minutes play left in the match— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:21
#JWC #WALvsFJI M.Morgan #WAL 37-15; #JWC #WALvsFJI M.Morgan #WAL 39-15 floodgates starting to open as Wales lead by 14 points, 7 mins left— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:16
New Zealand beat Samoa 77-7 in their only previous JWC meeting back in 2010, when Julian Savea scored a record equalling four tries. Savea was yesterday named in the All Blacks squad for their June series with Ireland.
#JWC #WALvsFJI C.Allen #WAL 30-15; #JWC #WALvsFJI M.Morgan #WAL 22-15 great interception and Cory Allen in under the Fiji posts— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:13
#JWC #WALvsFJI D.Harris #WAL 23-15; #JWC #WALvsFJI M.Morgan #WAL 25-15 Wales open a 10 point lead.— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:11
#AUSvSCO #AUS! try by L.Silatolu Succesful conversion by U Seuteni 62-12 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:09
#JWC #WALvsFJI T.Vuibau #WAL 18-15 a good strike by replacement (without a number) to close the gap— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:06
#AUSvSCO Conversion by #AUS conversion by U.Seuteni. 55-12 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:05
#AUSvSCO #AUS scores. 21 minutes into second half. try by L Makin 53-12 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 17:03
In case you're wondering why the referee touched his head three times in the Wales v Fiji match, it was to signify a pitch-side concussion assessment for the Welsh player. The pitch-side concussion assessment is being trialled by the IRB at the Junior World Championship and Junior World Rugby Trophy this month. The player comes off and undergoes an assessment by his team doctor, observed by the independent match day doctor, and must pass a test to return to the field within five minutes. If not the player who replaced him, becomes a permanent replacement.
Wales centre Jack Dixon has set a new record, becoming the youngest ever to play in a JWC match. Dixon doesn't turn 18 until December so easily beat Liam Gill's record from 2010. Dixon is the youngest player at JWC 2012.
#JWC #WALvsFJI Wales stretch their lead with a 34 metre penalty by Davies. After 56 mins the scoreline stands: Wales 18 Fiji 12 at the DC St— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:57
#AUSvSCO successful conversion by #SCO captain H.Leonard 48-12 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:57
#AUSvSCO Excitement #SCO J. Farndale scores a try 48-10 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:56
RT @wtfnot: #jwc there really are worse things to do on a monday afternoon! http://t.co/Awbcpy3V— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:54
Eli's gone over, Wales in front. Whatever was said at HT did the trick. #JWC #rugby— Karl Jones (@Karl Jones) 04/06/2012 16:48
#JWC #WALvsFJI more Welsh pressure results in try for Wales No 14 Eli Walker, Wales lead for the first time in match. Davies converts 15-12— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:48
#AUSvSCO # AUS scores another try by centre C.Sautia #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:47
#JWC #WALvsFJI four minutes into 2nd half; Wales No 7 Daniel Thomas runs in for a try. No 10 Sam Davies fails with conversion 12-8 lead Fiji— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:45
#AUSvsSCO #AUS! try by hooker H. Roach. Successful conversion by K.Godwin 43-5 #jWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:44
#AUSvsSCO would like to be in the minds of #SCO players and coach as they plan for a crucial second half #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:36
HT #WALvsFJI 12-3 Pool A #CapeTown JWC Wales might have had more on the board but didn't take their score. Let's see the second half— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:30
#AUSvsSCO #SCO #SCO scores from a maul by lock A.Remmayne. Conversion missed 36-5. its halftime! #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:30
RT @VarsityPlaymag: A few Kiwi boys sitting to our left with note pads studying their future opponents Wales and Fiji. That's why they w ...— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:22
A few Kiwi boys sitting to our left with note pads studying their future opponents Wales and Fiji. That's why they world beaters #JWC— Varsity Play Mag (@Varsity Play Mag) 04/06/2012 16:20
#JWC #WALvsFJI It's a try, by No 14 Josua Kerevi although announcer calls it for No 12 Samu Kerevi. No 9 Sakiusa Gavidi Converts 12-3 to FJI— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:16
#AUSvsSCO #AUS centre A.Latunipulu scores a try 29-0 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:15
#JWC #WALvsFJI Okay kicking tee arrived and Fiji place kicker is fractionally wild, let-off for Wales, who earlier on also missed 2 pens— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:10
#AUSvsSCO another #AUS try J.Dargaville K.Godwin converts 24-0 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:06
Wales centre Jack Dixon has set a new record as the youngest ever to play on the JWC stage. Dixon doesn't turn 18 until December so easily breaks Liam Gill's record from 2010.
#AUSvsSCO #AUS try H.Roach. K.Godwin fails to convert 17-0 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:03
#JWC #WALvsFJI Conversion fluffed (no15) and Fiji take a 5-3 lead after 17 minutes here at the Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch, near CT— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:03
Australia have picked up the first bonus point of JWC 2012 with James Dargaville's try.
#JWC #WALvsFJI Fiji camping on the Wales tryline and score looks like happening any time. Wait for it! No 12 Kerevi dots down next to posts— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 16:01
#JWC #WALvsFJI Still 3-0 to Wales after 10 mins as play is hardly moving beyond the 22m lines. Both sides keeping it tight, tactical kicks— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 15:57
#JWC #WALvsFJI here's a pic of the magnificent setting here at the Danie Craven stadium for this who can't be here http://t.co/dlTHEDXW— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 15:54
Great #JWC Live Stream from #Supersport Thanks @irbjuniors Fiji vs Wales On Now. http://t.co/hakfkNyR http://t.co/xR6WmTLI— Mike Jansen (@Mike Jansen) 04/06/2012 15:54
#JWC #WALvsFJI we have kick-off and Wales straight onto attack. Off to a Wale of a time as Sam Davies knocks over a pen just after 2 mins— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 15:51
Good luck to all the boys playing in the @irbjuniors! Special shoutout to the Aussie U20s who are taking on Scotland in their 1st match!— Irene Pink Rugby (@Irene Pink Rugby) 04/06/2012 15:45
#JWC #WAL And the Welsh are in full voice: The Land Of My Fathers, the land of my choice, The land in which poets and minstrels rejoice ...— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 15:43
#JWC #WALvsFJI Its show flag bearers striding out on to the hallowed Danie Craven stand, followed by the teams, and now the national anthems— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 15:41
Fiji centre Samu Kerevi just scored the 900th try in JWC history.
#JWC #WALvsFJI Okay teams leaving field to get match gear on, and the stage is set for the 2012 opener just 10 mins off now. Bring it on!— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 15:36
@irbjuniors watching the Wales warm ups http://t.co/LVvMiv8b— Tenswill Johnson (@Tenswill Johnson) 04/06/2012 15:32
#JWC #WALvsFJI great weather in Stellenbosch - visiting players will have that holiday feeling while in Fairest Cape. Wales/Fiji all set— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 15:33
#JWC #WALvsFJI just 16 mins from start of the 2012 showpiece, featuring future stars of world rugby. Three matches at Danie Craven Stadium— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 04/06/2012 15:30
Wales and Fiji have met three times in JWC history, Fiji won 34-20 in the 2011 play-offs, while Wales won both encounters in 2010.
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Australia and Scotland have met only once before today, at JWC 2010 when the Australians were convincing 58-13 winners on the opening day.
Three tries today will bring up 900 in JWC history