Media accreditation opens for JWC 2011

(IRB.COM) Thursday 12 May 2011
 Media accreditation opens for JWC 2011
Can anyone end New Zealand's perfect run at the Junior World Championship?

The media accreditation process for the IRB Junior World Championship 2011 in Italy has opened.

Media wishing to apply for accreditation for the tournament can do so via the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) website or by emailing Lara Michieletto, JWC 2011 Organising Committee Media Accreditation Manager at

The future stars of Rugby will compete in the cities of Padova, Treviso and Rovigo from June 10 to 26. Hosts Italy join three-time defending champions New Zealand in Pool A, where they also play Argentina and Wales. Pool B sees last year’s runners up Australia face France, Fiji and Tonga. South Africa and England, both semi finalists in 2010, are joined in Pool C by Ireland and Scotland.

Full terms and conditions of media accreditation for the IRB Junior World Championship are available here >>


The IRB will operate a Rugby News Service for the tournament providing news, features, match reports, rights free photos, audio interviews and video highlights at in both Italian and English. In addition, live streaming of 14 matches will also be available at

“The IRB Junior World Championship is the world's premier Age Grade tournament aimed at providing the future stars of the Game with a high level platform to hone their skills,” said IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset.

“Italy will be wonderful hosts for this key event and we can look forward to some exceptional Rugby played in front of passionate and knowledgeable crowds in a region where the sport continues to grow at pace.”