- New Zealand narrowly beat Australia 14-10 to stay top of Pool B
- Ireland maintain unbeaten record this year with 46-3 win over Fiji
- Defending champions South Africa beat England 31-24
- France overpower USA 45-3
- In Pool C Argentina beat Samoa 28-16 and Wales pipped Scotland 26-21
After another great day of rugby it's time to say goodbye until Thursday, when we will have the final round of Pool matches for you. Don't forget you can follow us on Twitter @irbjuniors. See you on Thursday!
New Zealand captain Ardie Savea: "There was a lot of talk pre game and people expected this match to be really tough and it definitely was. We knew they were going to come out firing and their forward pack was outstanding today and their ball carrying, we had to hang on in there."
Australia captain Curtis Browning after losing to NZ: "The boys, I am so proud of them, they stuck in right to the end and to keep them with no points in the second half, it's a real testament to the boys and put a lot of pride back in the jersey even though we didn't get the win. I'm really proud of them. It is obviously disappointing to have two back-to-back losses in a tournament like this, the boys really stuck in and you can't fault their effort, it was there. We talked about being ruthless and that is what we did today, even if the result wasn't there today."
After that final match between NZ and AUS, here are the Pool standings after match day two. Who will be top? #JWC2013 http://t.co/C1ygM4HE2H— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 22:50
The Junior World Championship is the competition that keeps on giving. Different stars every year, same high-quality every year. #JWC2013— Murray Kinsella (@Murray Kinsella) 09/06/2013 22:39
Well done on the try @_JosephEdwards_ !Some brilliant stuff!However that mo is looking good too! #JWC2013— Bass Kauvai (@Bass Kauvai) 09/06/2013 22:28
What a game! Baby Wallabies unlucky as they lose 10 - 14 to the Baby Blacks without conceding a point in the 2nd half. #JWC2013— BootsAndBits (@BootsAndBits) 09/06/2013 22:27
Whisper it but Ire U20's have a chance against this NZ team in the group decider at #jwc2013 on Thursday— Mark McKenna (@Mark McKenna) 09/06/2013 22:27
Full time. New Zealand 14-10 Australia. What a game that was! Australia pushed them all the way and really showed strength there. Ardie Savea was imperious again at the breakdown and ripped the ball in the last few seconds to give NZ the win. Great stuff!
What a game, could see the Aussies snatching this! #JWC2013— Efan Huw Jones (@Efan Huw Jones) 09/06/2013 22:22
Australia looking to break through gaps in the NZ defence but the likes of Savea keep putting in big hits and breaking down the play. Certainly not over though with just over five minutes to play. NZ 14-10 Australia
RT @romainlejehan: #JWC2013 #IRB #Vannes #Rugby @irbjuniors thiboout http://t.co/NQXG8CPB0V— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 22:13
Massive effort by the Aussies, lets finish the job #JWC2013— Harry Ramage (@Harry Ramage) 09/06/2013 22:01
TRY Australia. An overlap develops on the left hand side and Luke Burton finishes it off. It's now NZ 14-10 Australia. What a game we have on our hands here!
It's still 14-3 after 51 minutes and Australia are really pushing New Zealand. Not as straight forward a match as New Zealand would like
New Zealand vs Australia Junior World cup game is quality, the number 11 for the all blacks is so good #JWC #JWC2013— Rorydev! (@Rorydev!) 09/06/2013 21:46
New Zealand's hooker is playing so well, he has such potential #JWC2013— James Greenall (@James Greenall) 09/06/2013 21:43
The teams are now back out onto the pitch after half-time. It's 14-3 and NZ will be looking to extend their lead. Get involved in the discussion on Twitter, using @irbjuniors and the hashtag #JWC2013
Some real talent in this Australia Newzealand game #jwc2013— Will.Brewer (@Will.Brewer) 09/06/2013 21:30
More tries in the 2nd half please baby blacks :) #JWC2013 #NZLvAUS— Clará Kavanagh✨ (@Clará Kavanagh✨) 09/06/2013 21:32
So the score is still 14-3 but the crowd are loving it here at Vannes. There's not an empty seat in the house as the four-time champions try and outmuscle Australia.
Ireland captain Conor Joyce, after beating Fiji: "We are delighted to get the win, the Fijian boys put up a really good fight in the first half especially. They play a great style of rugby and are difficult to break down but I think it was just a matter of building through the phases and eventually our foward game really took its toll on them and they couldn't really match us."
This New Zealand u20 side is looking class! #carving #allblacks #jwc2013— Andrew Barr (@Andrew Barr) 09/06/2013 21:23
USA coach, Jason Kelly: "Disappointing result, and with our performance. We couldn't really hold much position today which killed us, we were playing a lot of defence. Disappointed but we will get better. We worked on a few things from the first day, and I am pretty happy with the stuff we tried to improve on."
So much flair and talent in the junior World Cup rugby #JWC2013— Hamish Matthews (@Hamish Matthews) 09/06/2013 21:21
Wonderful rugby being played by these young men. Stuck in front of the plasma watching New Zealand vs Australia. Good game so far #JWC2013— Driicky Lake (@Driicky Lake) 09/06/2013 21:20
USA captain, Tom Bliss, after losing to France: "We wanted to make a bit an improvement from last match against SA and I feel like we did that today. A few knock ons didn't help us in the game, a few decisions, which is a shame. We put our heart and soul into that game, and gave it everything but unfortunately it didn't come true. But we will build from this game, and take things from this into our match with England and our last two matches."
Ireland two-try scorer Rory Scholes after beating Fiji "We're pretty happy with the overall team performance, we set out to have a good defensive performance, they didn't score a try, and we set out to get a bonus point which we did so overall we are happy. Our game plan was pretty well executed."
TRY New Zealand. Joseph Edwards sticks on the shoulder of Fa'asiu Fuatai who breaks past three defenders and gets the try. Great support play. NZ 14-0 Australia
NZ v AUS- It's another three points for New Zealand. Pressure at the breakdown forcing penalties and creating points scoring opportunities. New Zealand 9-0 Australia
Anyone else starting to realise that overall this #jwc2013 is much better than the real world cup.— Cillian Hogan (@Cillian Hogan) 09/06/2013 20:59
Really been impressed with the exciting rugby being played in the #jwc2013 the next generation of players are extremely talented!— Clint Wilson (@Clint Wilson) 09/06/2013 20:57
New Zealand 6-0 Australia
NZ v AUS: Hickey steps up again and puts over another 3 points. It was Australia captain Curtis Browning who gave away the penalty when trying to muscle Ardie Savea off the ball.
C'mon #BabyBlacks! @AllBlacks #allblacks #jwc2013 Kia Kaha!— Timmo Wheat (@Timmo Wheat) 09/06/2013 20:56
Here's a little fact for you: Neither of these teams have ever kicked a drop goal in JWC history! Maybe there will be one tonight!
RT @JorisFougerat: Quelques drapeaux All Blacks avant le choc Nouvelle-Zélande VS Australie #jwc2013 #Allblacks http://t.co/ccRUtBTUis— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 20:47
Awesome watching #JWC2013 and all of the players belting out the anthem , amazing scenes !!! And the Baby Blacks Haka was incredible— Ieuan-Rhys Beal (@Ieuan-Rhys Beal) 09/06/2013 20:47
The Haka has been done and we are underway. Tense atmosphere at the stadium in Vannes.
New Zealand and Australia have never met in the Pool stages of the JWC but have met three times in the final stages
It's time for the final match of the day. And it's a big one. New Zealand take on Australia in Pool B. Who do you think will win? Get involved on Twitter using @irbjuniors and the hashtag #JWC2013
Baby black - Wallababies, this should be a good physical game #jwc2013 #newzealand #australia— Nick Boyd (@Nick Boyd) 09/06/2013 20:40
#jwc2013 great win for #Ire against #Fiji. Some game to look forward to on thursday against the #NZ #coybig— Barry Toft (@Barry Toft) 09/06/2013 20:31
Full time: Ireland take an easy win over Fiji 46-3 and continue their winning form. Can they win Pool B? Can they beat New Zealand in their final Pool match?
FRA v USA: France finish off a good day's work, winning 45-3 against USA. Tough game for the USA but they did get their first points of the competition
Grosse victoire française face aux américains. #JWC2013 #FraUsa #Rugby— Alex D (@Alex D) 09/06/2013 20:23
FRA v USA: TRY France. Full back Maxime Wieprecht goes over to the delight of the French crowd. The conversion is good also. France 45-3 USA
What a wonderful piece of effort by Darren Sweetnam @irbjuniors. Well executed try! #JWC2013— Beni The First (@Beni The First) 09/06/2013 20:17
Sweet-man. Great game. Enough to put ya off triller for life. #jwc2013 @irfurugby— Brendan Noone (@Brendan Noone) 09/06/2013 20:14
IRE v FJI: TRY Ireland. Darren Sweetnam chips over the top and collects it to get another try. He set up the last one and now has another to his name. Fiji looking tired here.
IRE v FJI: TRY Ireland! Great team play down the back line, nice pass from Darren Sweetnam and it's Dan Leavy in at the right-hand corner. That's game over for Fiji with 15 minutes left.
FRA v USA: TRY France. Bastien Duhalde picks up off the back of a scrum and goes in under the posts. Conversion is good from Vincent Mallet.
Ireland playing scintillating rugby, got the bonus point try 31-3 with 25 mins to go #IrevFij #JWC2013— Tim Mackenzie (@Tim Mackenzie) 09/06/2013 19:55
The cousin @scholesr93 is playing rather well... Two tries in a few minutes #JWC2013— William Scholes (@William Scholes) 09/06/2013 19:57
IRE v FRA: Ireland get their fourth try through Rory Scholes, his second of the half. A lovely inside ball blasts Scholes through a gap. Slick back move. Ireland 31-3 Fiji.
Wales captain Ellis Jenkins after beating Scotland: "This was very tough, Scotland dug in right to the end and we had to have a couple of really defensive sets to keep holding on to the game. Credit to Scotland, they were very strong team and a win is win, two from two we couldn't ask for much more but we have got a lot of things to work on, first half we forced too many offloads, 50/50 offloads maybe we should have held on to the ball, but overall we are pleased with the win."
IRE v FJI: TRY Ireland. Rory Scholes latches onto his own kick and goes over to make it Ireland 26-3 Fiji
IRE v FIJ: TRY Ireland. Ireland now lead 21-3 after a try from prop Chris Taylor. Looking very comfortable now as Fiji are too disorganised in defence.
Voila objectif atteint bonus offensif #JWC2013— Andy Coentrão #5 (@Andy Coentrão #5) 09/06/2013 19:42
FRA v USA: France are into the lead now thanks to Gabriel Lacroix and Francois Cros, who both got tries. Score is France 31-3 USA.
Unlucky Scotland, came close, but once again well done to Eoghan Masterson on his try!! #ProudCousin #JWC2013— barry (@barry) 09/06/2013 19:40
Remember you can also get involved in the debate on Twitter using @irbjuniors and the hashtag #JWC2013 . There's plenty to chat about with so much great rugby action!
Fiji and Ireland have never met on the JWC stage before. For that matter, neither have France and the USA so it's a day of firsts here at the JWC!
Scotland captain Jonny Gray after losing out to Wales: "After the Argentina game we knew what all the boys were looking for was a reaction and I think the boys really stepped up today but we are disappointed with that loss. We can look back and we can be proud of the spirit we showed but all that matters is we didn't get the win. We will learn a lot from this, it was a fantastic occasion just unfortunately we didn't get the win but credit to Wales in the victory."
FRA v USA: France lead USA 17-3 and look comfortable. USA with their first points of the tournament so far.
RT @FannyVidal81: La foule est en délire ! =D #jwc2013 #Allezlesbleus #GoodLuckUSA http://t.co/L7xpG0Y230— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 19:33
IRE v FIJ: At half-time it's Ireland 14-3 Fiji. A solid start from the Irish but Fijian discipline will be key if they are going to stand a chance of winning.
South Africa captain Ruan Steenkamp on beating England: "This was a must-win for us and definitely the boys were up for it, but there is still work to be done and we are excited for the next one. What pleased me I think was our kicking game, against USA we were running the ball a lot, but especially in this game we turned them around with our kicks and that was definitely great for us."
IRE v FJI: Tom Daly slots over another penalty for Ireland. Ireland playing a solid game so far and the points are ticking along nicely. Ireland 14-3 Fiji
England coach Nick Walshe on his side's loss to SA: "After 20 minutes I thought we were the better side for the 60 minutes and they were just magnificent to come back from where we were to how we ended the game. I just applaud our guys, South Africa are a fantastic team, they got that lead and you have to give credit to them as well, two very good teams out there. It was pretty tough, but the boys were magnificent and I couldn't have asked anything more from them."
FRA v USA: But as soon as they are celebrating that France are back at them with a try from Stephen Parez. France 17-3 USA.
FRA v USA: USA have their first points of the tournament after a penalty. France 15-3 USA
IRE v FJI: Fiji score a penalty and now it's Ireland 8-3 Fiji.
IRE v FJI: TRY Ireland. Darren Sweetman uses his pace and is just in at the corner despite a strong challenge from the Fijian defence. Ireland 8-0 Fiji
FRA v USA: TRY France. Paul Jedrasiak with the score. France lead USA 10-0
IRE v FJI: Ireland lead 3-0 although Fiji are pressuring well, deep into the Irish half.
Handy that they have the hashtag painted on the field #JWC2013— Shady Lady (@Shady Lady) 09/06/2013 18:47
#jwc2013 and I thought the All Blacks haka was scary. Woooah Fiji! :o— Gillian Mc Carthy (@Gillian Mc Carthy) 09/06/2013 18:49
WAL v SCO: Full time as Wales beat Scotland 26-21 in Pool C. Now for IRE v Fiji and France v USA
WAL v SCO: TRY Scotland as Eoghan Masterson gets a score. Conversion is missed. Wales 26-21 Scotland
WAL v SCO: Still 8 minutes left and it's 26-16 to Wales.
RSA v ENG: That's full time as South Africa take the win 31-24. A very physical match-up. Next in Pool A is FRA v USA.
RSA v ENG: Yellow card South Africa. Irne Herbst is off for 10 minutes for an apparent punch
WAL v SCO: Another penalty from Davies and it's Wales 26-16 with about 12 minutes to go.
WAL v SCO: TRY Wales. And they respond immediately to Scotland's pressure. Jordan Williams makes a great break and it's Steffan Hughes who touches down. Conversion is good. Wales 23-16 Scotland
WAL v SCO: Sam Davies gets another penalty to make it 16-16 now. Tight stuff here!
WAL v SCO: TRY Scotland. They get their reward for going for the points as Adam Ashe bundles over. They now lead as the conversion was good. Wales 13-16 Scotland
WAL v SCO: Scotland have a penalty and kick to the corner. They want to go for the try. Still 13-9 to Wales.
Argentina coach Rodolfo Ambrosio, on his side's win over Samoa: "Samoa are a very physical and hard side. They played very well and we had to match them in the forwards, which is why we won. We may not have scored so many points, but I am still very happy with our approach to the game."
RSA v ENG: TRY England. Score from Henry Purdy gets this game even closer now. Slade gets the penalty. RSA 31-24 ENG
WAL v SCO: Scotland are getting themselves back into this through Tommy Allan. Scotland 13-9 Wales thanks to a penalty.
RSA v ENG: South Africa get another penalty and it's now 31-17 against England
WAL V SCO: Teams now coming back out for the second half. It's Wales 13-6 Scotland, but can Scotland get themselves back into it?
RSA v ENG: Disallowed try South Africa. It was a hat-trick for Seabelo Senatla but now disallowed for a high tackle earlier on in the play. South Africa lead England 28-14
RSA v ENG: TRY England. Elliott Stooke finds himself on the wing and takes the ball and crashes over from about five metres out. South Africa 21-14 England.
WAL v SCO: Tommy Allan is getting Scotland back into the match with another 3 points. Wales 13-6 Scotland.
Something for your HT delectation - find out more about this guy, who has scored two tries so far today against England.
— Matt Johnston (@Matt Johnston) 09/06/2013 17:30
Tommy Allan kicks Scotland's first points of the match. 13-3 #JWC2013. Coaches from both sides very animated!— Tom Chick (@Tom Chick) 09/06/2013 17:31
RSA v ENG: The players are back out on the pitch now. Seabelo Senatla has scored six tries in the tournament so far. Score is 21-7, here comes the second half.
WAL v SCO: Sam Davies adds another three for Wales, now it's Wales 13-0 Scotland
Love my iPad, comes in handy for lying in the sun watching the Junior World champsionships #jwc2013— Craig Gibson (@Craig Gibson) 09/06/2013 17:24
RSA v ENG: Thats all for the first half. South Africa 21-7 England. Tough game for England so far but they are still in it after that try from Harry Sloan.
Samoa coach Viliamu Punivalu, after his side's loss to Argentina: “I wouldn't say disappointed, there were a few mistakes but the boys played with a lot of heart and that is what I said to them. Now the boys know they can do it, it is a just a matter of showing their ability and believing in themselves. I think they did in this game and I think they will be ready for Scotland. I am so proud to be their coach today. I was disappointed against Wales because I know what they can do, and they showed that today and it is just a matter of believing in themselves and each other."
RSA v ENG: TRY England. Harry Sloan slides over the line for a try after a nice offload. South Africa 21-7 England
RSA v ENG: TRY South Africa as an interception from that man again, Seabelo Senatla. Against the run of play as England were pushing hard there for a score. South Africa 21-0 England.
And the conversion is good also. Wales 10-0 Scotland
TRY Wales: Lovely offload from Jordan Williams out of the back door and Aaron Warren dots down for Wales 8-0 Scotland.
Samoa captain Fomai Ah Ki: "It is not the result we are looking for but I am really proud of the boys today, we had a good game and they really played their hearts out. I hope we learn from it for the next game, there are no excuses for us. Today we lost but learned a lot and played really well. I hope the next game we will try to get a win for us and for our country."
WAL v SCO: Sam Davies scores the first points of the match to put Wales ahead 3-0.
Sam Davies, who likes a long distance kick, scores his second attempt at goal and Wales lead Scotland 3-0 #JWC2013— Tom Chick (@Tom Chick) 09/06/2013 17:09
RSA v ENG: England trying to get into the game but they can't get over the gain line. South African defence is huge and they are rushing fast.
RSA v ENG: England's Henry Slade misses a kick as the ball goes wide and short. South Africa 16-0 England
WALvSCO: Sam Davies misses a kick from long range. He does like a bit of distance with the boot but this time it's short. Still 0-0
RT @tomchick85: Samoa and Argentina guard of honour #JWC2013 http://t.co/rLbo9QON0g— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 17:03
RT @tomchick85: Time for Wales v Scotland. Where is this one going? #JWC2013 http://t.co/bXpCT4goLW— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 17:02
WAL v SCO: Teams now coming onto the pitch for their Pool C clash. Here's a fact for you: These two teams have never met before on the JWC stage.
It's now 13-0 to South Africa after 12 minutes. England struggling to get into this game so far.
South Africa extend their lead to 10-0 with a penalty kick. England still under the cosh.
RSA v ENG. TRY South Africa. It's that man Seabelo Senatla. Great pace. Gets the ball one the left and his pace is far too much for the forwards he was mis-matched against. RSA 7-0 ENG
The lads are lined up for the anthems and we're ready to go. Come on England U20s #jwc2013 http://t.co/ZZF7jF79el— Official RFU (@Official RFU) 09/06/2013 16:45
That's all for Argentina v Samoa. Full time score is Argentina 28-16 Samoa. Two yellow cards for Samoa really cost them in that one. Now for South Africa v England
#RSA v #ENG: Game is underway in less than 10 minutes. @bokrugby are the only team to play same XV as on day one. #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 16:39
Excited about #jwc2013 today. Baby Boks vs ENG. Should be a great match. Make us proud boks. @Crouchtouch @RUGBYSOCIETY #SSRugby— Johan Coetzee (@Johan Coetzee) 09/06/2013 16:35
TRY Samoa. Tofatuimoana Solia goes over after an extended period of pressure. Little consolation this late on. Argentina 16-28 Samoa.
RT @LineoutCoach: . @USARugby U20s about to leave hotel to take on @rugby_France @irbjuniors #JWC2013 @RugbyDiehards @tom_blissy http://t.c…— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 16:29
SAM v ARG: Samoa looking dangerous again but Argentina still leading 28-9
Wishing Dawie and his young guns everything of the best for their match against England #jwc2013— Rob van den Heuvel (@Rob van den Heuvel) 09/06/2013 16:26
And if you are planning to watch #RSA v #ENG this might be of interest: England need nine points to reach 800 in JWC history #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 16:23
WATCH LIVE RUGBY! 25 mins to go until #RSA v #ENG in #JWC2013 http://t.co/J2CF4o2EdI— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 16:21
TRY Argentina. Two yellow cards for Samoa and it's two tries for Argentina. Another scrum on the Samoan five metre line makes it 28-9 to Argentina.
Petit échauffement sous la pluie pour l'Afrique du Sud et l'Angleterre. #jwc2013 #rugby http://t.co/JLm4r9XIct— Fanny Vidal (@Fanny Vidal) 09/06/2013 16:12
TRY Argentina. The two yellow cards for Samoa really put them in a tough situation and Argentina pounced. Geronimo Mazzoni with the score. ARG 21-9 SAM
It's another yellow card for Samoa as No.8 Matt Peni is sent to the bin. Samoa down to 13 now. Discipline is costing them.
Scotland coach Sean Lineen, ahead of his side's Pool C clash with Wales: "This game against Wales, we played them before in the Six Nations, they were the only team that really put us to the sword in that as well, we were very competitive in the other four games, so we owe them one. They are a quality team though, they have got a lot of heads up rugby players and hopefully it will be an expansive game today ... this is Scottish weather, good British weather so we are looking for to it."
Argentina get the resulting penalty and now it's 14-9. That could be costly for Samoa.
YELLOW CARD SAMOA: It's their fly half Faranisisi Fenika. High tackle gets him put in the sin bin
Movement on the Argentina bench. They had made 13 changes before this match. Expect some substitutions.
Wales coach Danny Wilson, ahead of Scotland match: "We are fully aware we need a win today, we have prepared well. We know Scotland are coming off the back of a tough game, but they will be better, they will raise their game to play against their rivals so it will be a really tough, physical game for us and one we are hoping we have prepared well enough for to come away with the win but we will see."
Samoa break away but the attack is quashed. Winger Harry Luteru with the ball in hand but comes to nothing.
We are back underway in Nantes with Argentina leading Samoa 11-9
After ARG v SAM, it is WAL v SCO and the teams have now arrived, greeted by local fans....#JWC2013 @WelshRugbyUnion http://t.co/y2MRlezY4u— Tom Chick (@Tom Chick) 09/06/2013 15:53
We have a feast of rugby to come and we are sure you are as excited as we are. What are your predictions for today's matches. Can Ireland continue their winning form? Can Scotland bounce back against Wales. Are England good enough to beat reigning champions South Africa? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors and the hashtag #JWC2013
It's half-time between #SAM and #ARG, so take a breath and check out the standings so far. Predictions? #JWC2013 http://t.co/uiF16ODJve— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 09/06/2013 15:49
Almost time for the Baby Boks to Show england what they made off..Good luck guys..@HuzahuzaMahuza #JWC2013 #juniorboks— Andre Venter (@Andre Venter) 09/06/2013 15:49
One hour till kick off for the @Official_RFU England u20's! Get your tv on and support the boys! #redrose #swinglow #jwc2013— Aaron Bartlett (@Aaron Bartlett) 09/06/2013 15:47
That's HT! 11-9 to Argentina, and I've been thoroughly entertained! #Impressed #JWC2013— Tom Chick (@Tom Chick) 09/06/2013 15:43
HALF TIME- Argentina 11-9 Samoa. A tight half there with a number of missed opportunities but both sides will be feeling happy so far. Samoa looking to be more clinical with their kicking and Argentina finally got going after a slow start.
The game is getting a litle messy now as play keeps getting broken down. Argentina still pushing though and trying to punish Samoan mistakes.
TRY Argentina! Juan Bernardini with the score as Argentina scrum is too strong for Samoa. The ball pops out the back of the scrum, and that's that. Conversion is missed. Samoa 9-11 Argentina
Stands are pretty much full here in Nantes, great to see for first match of round two at #JWC2013— Tom Chick (@Tom Chick) 09/06/2013 15:27
It's backwards and forwards here. As soon as Samoa go ahead, Argentina get back into it with a penalty. Samoa 9-6 Argentina. Remember Argentina have changed 13 players since their win against Scotland on match day one. They have a very strong bench..
Samoa get another penalty. Disciplined play here, as they go 9-3 ahead. Perhaps taking inspiration from the senior team's win against Scotland yesterday...
But just like that Samoa are back in it. That's the first time since 2010 that Samoa have scored more than 3 points in a Pool match. Samoa 6-3 Argentina
It's another penalty for Argentina - and this time they get it. Boffelli does not miss this time. Samoa 3- 3 Argentina.
Emiliano Boffelli misses the penalty though so it's still Samoa 3-0 Argentina. Lively start to this game as expected!
It's all Samoa at the beginning of this match, with some huge tackles going in. But ill discipline means a penalty to Argentina.
It doesn't take long for Samoa to get on the scoresheet. Faranisisi Fenika with the three points. Samoa 3-0 Argentina
Challenge set by @manusamoa U20 #JWC2013 http://t.co/U8AFUE3CfE— Tom Chick (@Tom Chick) 09/06/2013 15:02
And we are off between Argentina and Samoa. Stay tuned for all the updates. Who do you think will take the win? Get involved on Twitter using @irbjuniors
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