USA became the first home nation to win the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy after edging Japan in a 37-33 thriller in Salt Lake City.
Samoa were determined to return to the Junior World Championship at the first attempt, but Japan fought them all the way in title decider.
At an historic IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy in Russia, the hosts proved a surprise package and Italy claimed the silverware.
Romania were crowned Junior World Rugby Trophy champions in Kenya, an event that left an indelible mark on players, coaches and fans alike.
Uruguay’s young stars were crowned the inaugural IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy champions after coming from behind to defeat hosts Chile 20-8.