Welcome to the final day of Pool action at #JWC2013. Today decides who makes the semis and a shot at the #JWC2013 crown!
- Semi finals will be: SA v WAL and NZ v ENG
- 5th-9th playoffs: IRE v FRA and ARG v AUS
- 9th-12th playoffs: SCO v USA and SAM v FIJ
Today's Pool results:
- Wales go through to the semi finals after beating Argentina 25-20
- New Zealand grab a semi final spot after beating Ireland 31-26
- England set highest ever score in JWC history after beating USA 109-0
- Scotland beat Samoa 36-33
- Australia beat Fiji 46-12
- France lose out to South Africa 26-19
- All times are your local time
Well that's all we have time for today and what a day of rugby it was again. Really high quality and we now know the semi finalists? Hope to see you next time for the semi finals!!
Fiji captain Esikia Macu: "I thank the boys for their team effort on their field, a couple of things we had worked on before we came for the match with Australia. In the first half we dropped some balls and in the second half we tried to manage them but they dominated us on rucks and lineouts."
England captain Alex Day: “It was a massive win and very proud for myself as I was captaining my side but first and foremost we had to get the win and I don’t think the scoreline reflected the fight that the USA put up, they are a good team and just credit to the boys they stuck to it throughout the whole 80 minutes.
“It was all about us, we were not focused on what other teams were doing we just knew we had to get a good score against the USA and stuck to it throughout the whole 80 and managed to come up with a decent scoreline which thankfully pushed us through to the semis.
“You have got to play the best to win it and New Zealand are traditionally the best in the world. All the boys are really looking forward to this one and we are going to have to up our game another level and I’m sure they are going to have to up their game to face us as well and I’m sure it will be a good test and one we are looking forward to."
Curtis Browning, on his side's victory over Fiji: "We have said before it is good to come out with a bonus point win, it is easy to drop off after two losses in a row, but it shows the mentality of the boys to come away with the win. The effort from the boys the whole tournament has been great, you can't fault that one bit, it was the same again tonight and they really worked hard as a whole eight and as whole 15 and it was good impact off the bench. Everyone works hard for each other and you can't fault the effort of the boys and the pride they have in the jersey, so it is a good win."
RT @Stefanjc: This is what rugby's all about... England and USA having dinner together after putting 109 points on them #jwc2013 http://t.c…— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:59
RT @JorisFougerat: The sun goes down in @Vannes but the #Wallababy mascot is on the pitch !! #jwc2013 http://t.co/iNnXTvhuZb— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 23:00
RT @rhodri_hughes5: Chuffed with the win. Not so happy with this though... Heyyy you guys http://t.co/bKN584Itik— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 23:01
RT @FannyVidal81: Interview du capitaine Paul Jedrasiak et le coach Fabien Pelous http://t.co/DZmOQqi1M7— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:58
So can @WelshRugbyUnion go all the way? Will @bokrugby reclaim their crown? Can NZ get a 5th title? Can ENG win? #JWC http://t.co/U1VmYkOZrO— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:55
RT @FannyVidal81: Bravo à l'équipe de France pour s'être aussi bien battu ! #jwc2013 #FiersDeNotreEquipe #LRSY http://t.co/5UHMpCT3e6— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:51
RT @FannyVidal81: Et c'est finalement l'équipe de l'Afrique du Sud qui l'emporte ! #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville #Félicitation http://t.co/6rPn5gn…— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:50
EXCLUSIVE: Playoffs 9th-12th: @Scotlandteam v @USARugby and @manusamoa v @fijirugby in Nantes. #JWC2013 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:39
EXCLUSIVE: Playoffs 5th-9th: @irfurugby v France, @unionargentina v @QantasWallabies. Both games in La Roche sur Yon. #JWC2013 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:38
EXCLUSIVE: #JWC2013 Semi Finals will be: @bokrugby v @WelshRugbyUnion and @AllBlacks v @Official_RFU What do you reckon to those then!?— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:36
Well done #BabyBoks.. 3 out of 3 in the pool stages! Go on! ☺ #JWC2013 #SSRugby— Simthembile_Lusu (@Simthembile_Lusu ) 13/06/2013 22:32
FT: AUS 46-12 FIJI at the final whistle
FRANCE 19-26 SOUTH AFRICA: Great game there, we will have the semi final match-ups in just a moment
TRY @bokrugby! Amazing individual try from @cheslin10 (80 mins) who dummies, cuts and goes through to score. FRA 19-26 RSA #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:28
Australia are leading 46-12 with five minutes left
5 minutes left and it's France 19-21 South Africa. Tense!! Can France do it, let us know on Twitter, @irbjuniors
RT @FannyVidal81: Un public très présent pour supporter notre équipe de France. #jwc2013 #AllezLesBleus http://t.co/WfebhQYpQg— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:15
PENALTY SA! Handre Pollard steps up and slots a great penalty to put SA back in front. FRA 19-21 RSA
TRY Australia! Luke Burton puts his head down and drives over from short range. Over the 40 point mark now. Australia 46-12 Fiji
#jwc2013 #babyboks Yoh! What a game. France giving us a great contest. Go Boks!— Bryan Courtney (@Bryan Courtney) 13/06/2013 22:09
TRY FRANCE! Baptiste Serin scores under the posts (65 mins). FRA 19-18 @bokrugby. #JWC2013 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:07
TRY @fijirugby with captain and No.6 Esikia Macu. Nice hands from the back line. @QantasWallabies 32-12 FJI. #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 22:01
TRY @QantasWallabies! Alex Northam jinks in and then out to beat the defender on the left wing, goes in from 2 metres out. AUS 32-5 FJI #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 21:56
Come on @Seabelo_Senatla We want to see you cross le white-wash! #JWC2013— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 13/06/2013 21:46
RT @FannyVidal81: Les bleus s'accrochent. #jwc2013 #LRSY #AllezLesBleus http://t.co/L3aAt979pl— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 21:47
Penalty AUS: Reece Hodge kicks one over for Australia and makes it AUS 27-5 Fiji
TRY SOUTH AFRICA! Luther Obi with a great finish in the right hand corner. He is almost pushed out into touch by Teddy Thomas but manages to stay in and score. FRA 7-15 RSA
TV commentator at half time in the France v South Africa match, taking place at the Stade Henri Desgrange in La Roche-sur-Yon: "We've just seen the best 40 at this venue in these Junior World Championships."
HT: Australia 24-5 Fiji
HT: France trail South Africa 8-7 at half-time but are putting up a good fight against a tough opposition. Home crowd are definitely behind their players!
Quite the Game this #France vs #BabyBoks. Great showing of #JWC2013 rugby at its best. 3mins to HT #France 7 - 8 #Bokkies. #irbjuniors— Thabiso Sithole (@Thabiso Sithole) 13/06/2013 21:28
TRY Australia. Brad Lacey latches onto a delicate kick through and the bounce is perfect for him to go down in the right-hand corner. The Fijian full back was nowhere to be seen. AUS 17-5 FJI
Allez les bleus ! Bon debut de match ! #jwc2013 #xvdefrance vs #babyboks— Jean Fclt (@Jean Fclt) 13/06/2013 21:19
RT @JorisFougerat: Compte à rebours #15min: Ballon officiel de la #jwc2013 pour le match #Australie VS #Fidji http://t.co/KHMii7OfJt— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 21:18
RT @JorisFougerat: Des spectateurs venus directement de Nouvelle Zélande pour la #jwc2013 http://t.co/l7SDT3jbO8— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 21:19
Ireland coach Mike Ruddock on loss to NZ: "Every loss is tough to take when you are a coach, you want to win every game. That was a tough battle against quality opposition of course but I am proud of my team, I thought my players were fantastic. The patch after half-time, we were a man down and that was really the crucial time for us in terms of losing that control on the game. New Zealad ran in a couple of tries there. You have got to give our guys a huge credit, particularly to Luke as captain to rally his troops the way he did, get them back on track, introduce some fresh blood and we worked hard, got back into the game and took it right down to the wire.
"We might not have won the game, but I think we won a lot of respect from a lot of people watching the game and a lot of teams watching the way we went toe to toe with a pretty formidable team. Probably that yellow card was a defining moment for us, you can't really give the All Blacks that sort of time and space, and perhaps expect to win the game, even though we got very close."
TRY @QantasWallabies after @Curtis_Browning picks up from the back of a 5 metre scrum. AUS 12-5 @fijirugby #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 21:16
Round-up: It's AUS 5-5 FJI and FRA 7-8 RSA (both after 25 mins)
RT @JeremyMerlet: End of this epic game... #Scotland wins ! Guard of Honord for #Samoa now. #JWC2013 @irbjuniors http://t.co/ReIdrMBXbT— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 21:11
The #BabyBoks seem a little off their game tonight. C'mon boys! #JWC2013— Janine Willemans (@Janine Willemans) 13/06/2013 21:09
RSA 8-5 FRA- After 22 minutes France trail by three points. Can France win this game? Let us know using Twitter, @irbjuniors
Cracker of a game between Ireland and New Zealand. #futureisgreenwithawhitetrim #eire #jwc2013— D (@D) 13/06/2013 21:08
Ireland captain Luke McGrath, after losing to New Zealand: "I think to be honest, a lot of our guys hadn't played against New Zealand before and we just threw the kitchen sink at them and you saaw that. I think discipline cost us a little bit, to be honest it's a very tough one to take but I am so proud of the lads."
TRY Fiji: Mosese Qionimacawa with a great individual effort skipping past the defenders. Game on! AUS 5-5 FIJ
TRY AUSTRALIA! Reece Hodge scores after 10 minutes to put AUS 5-0 up against Fiji
TRY France! It's 7-5 after Thibault Regard gets over the whitewash. FRA 7- 5 SA
RT @LineoutCoach: Great atmosphere at the @irbjuniors match between @rugby_France v @bokrugby #JWC2013 http://t.co/jxbeHyWVm9— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 20:54
RT @FannyVidal81: Et voilà maintenant le troisième match avec l'entrée des joueurs sur le stade. #jwc2013 #GoFrance #GoSouthAfrica http://t…— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 20:54
New Zealand captain Ardie Savea after beating Ireland: "We thought we had them, especially early in that second half. We knew that the Irish boys, they never give up and they would just keep coming at us and we were lucky to get away with that win. We took that as a quarter-final and we are just happy to be in finals footy.
"Those Irish boys they are real niggly and they love their scrummaging and they proved a point in this competition against us especially, we have got a lot of work to do if we want to go the next step in the semi-finals.
TRY SOUTH AFRICA: Dries Swanepoel scores within 44 seconds to put SA up 5-0
RESULTS ROUND-UP: Wales 25-20 Argentina, New Zealand 31-26 Ireland, England 109-USA, Scotland 36-33 Samoa
AUS v FJI and FRA v RSA have now kicked off! Ready?
FT: SCOTLAND 36-33 SAMOA. What an end to that game. Cracking effort from Samoa but Ben Cooper penalty is the difference at the end.
RT @FannyVidal81: La France qui s'échauffe. Allez petits bleus ! #jwc2013 #France #TousAvecVous http://t.co/PXeklFnz8Y— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 20:33
FT: NZ 31-26 Ireland. What a game that was!! Such heart from the Irish who battled all the way. New Zealand go through as Pool B winners.
What a score, the highest ever in JWC history! England 109-0 USA. Huge result for England and a disappointing display for USA. 17 tries in total!!
TRY SAMOA: It's now 33-33 after Ah Sam scores for Samoa. What a game we have here!!
109-0. @Official_RFU have scored the most points ever in a #JWC match as they now lead @USARugby 109-0. #stats #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 20:20
Round-up: Scotland 33-26 Samoa, England 109-0 USA, IRE 26-31 NZ
IRE v NZ: Ireland are one try away from a bonus point and potential win with under 10 minutes remaining.
YELLOW CARD @AllBlacks. Nick Grogan is sent to the bin for 10 minutes. And @Scannell12 lands a monster kick! @irfurugby 26-31 NZ #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 20:16
TRY Scotland: Ben Cooper keeps the pressure on Samoa with a score. SCOTLAND 26-19 SAMOA
Strength in depth is going to show for Ireland here #JWC2013 #Wolfpuppies— BallHandling Hooker (@BallHandling Hooker) 13/06/2013 20:13
TRY IRELAND: Brian Byrne just hammers over the NZ defence after picking the ball up five metres out off the back of a ruck. Huge power there. IRE 23-31 NZ
And that's the century as @Official_RFU get to 102-0 @USARugby , England's biggest score overall ever in the #JWC. #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 20:09
YELLOW CARD SAMOA: Natal Malaki is put in the sin bin for 10 minutes after a high tackle
Ireland u20's are giving it a right go here against the Baby blacks #JWC2013— Tomás Hewitt (@Tomás Hewitt) 13/06/2013 20:04
Better play from the Wolfpuppies - come on lads don't give up #JWC2013— Amber Harrop (@Amber Harrop) 13/06/2013 20:04
IRE 16-31 NZ: This game is turning into a cracker with huge physicality and the crowd going wild. New Zealand looked to be running away with it but Ireland are not giving up. Great strength and resilience!
Round up: ENG 97-0 USA, IRE 16-31 NZ, SCO 21-19 SAM
TRY IRELAND! : Dan Leavy scores in the corner! Ireland getting right back in this. Conversion missed. IRE 16-31 NZ
TRY SAMOA: Ezrah Amituanai bundles over and the try is converted by AJ Alatimu. Scotland 21-19 Samoa
RT @JeremyMerlet: Second Half : ready ! #Scotland 21 - 12 #Samoa @irbjuniors #JWC2013 http://t.co/y5wVwLL1K7— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 19:58
TRY NZ: Epalahame Faiva scores after a beautifully worked lineout on the Irish five metre. Goes to Jordan Manihera then back to Faiva, and he is over in the corner. Very clever. IRE 11-31 NZ
Excited for the match between france and south africa! #JWC2013 #juniorboks— francois wiesner (@francois wiesner) 13/06/2013 19:54
Round up: England 76-0 USA, Ireland 11-26 NZ, Scotland 21-12 Samoa
TRY NZ: Lolagi Visinia gets the ball 20 metres out after quick hands along the line. NZ 26-11 Ireland, Thomas Farrell is still not back on the pitch after his yellow card at the end of the first half.
TRY NZ: Michael Collins gets the try for New Zealand in a tight space on the left, smashing through one tackle to go over. IRE 11-19 NZ
SAMOA 12-21 SCOTLAND: Andrew Broomhall grabs a try at the stroke of half time.
ENG 62-0 USA: Winger Ben Howards scores after a few phases through the backs and makes it 62-0.
Australia coach Adrian Thompson ahead of his side's Pool B clash with Fiji: "We have improved over the last two games and we want to continue that and get into that pool and aim to improve our result from last year but we know the Fijians will be pretty tough so we will have to be on our guard. It is going to be physical and we have warned our blokes about that, the last thing we want to do is get lateral and sideways against them, we have got to be direct, take them on and match their physicality."
TRY Scotland: Damien Hoyland scores and Allan converts. Scotland 21-5 Samoa
What does everyone think of that first half? Ireland's scrum in particular is very strong #IRFU #JWC2013— Kieran Mc Menamin (@Kieran Mc Menamin ) 13/06/2013 19:33
Argentina captain Felipe Ezcurra, after losing to Wales: "I think that in the first half they were not superior, we made a lot of mistakes and they scored because of this, they scored from our mistakes."
TRY SCOTLAND: Tommy Allan scores to make it 14-5 after the conversion is good. Scotland with the upper hand in the game so far.
HT: IRE 14-11 NZ. On the stroke of half time it's Ireland just behind and the second half won't be made easier because Thomas Farrell just got a yellow card. He will miss the beginning of the second half.
RT @FannyVidal81: La petite mascotte anglaise règne parmi les supporters. #jwc2013 #England #LRSY http://t.co/wazWj1AOy5— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 19:28
HT: England 48-0 USA. Dominant display. USA look outclassed and outpowered.
Round up: - IRELAND 11-11 NZ, ENG 48-0 USA, SCO 7-5 SAM
TRY IRELAND: But just like that Thomas Farrell picks the ball up in his own half and storms away from the NZ defence to score! What a try! Ireland 11-11 NZ
TRY NZ: It's Patrick Tuipulotu with the score. Gets the ball on the Irish five metre line and is unstoppable from that range. Really strong stuff. Ireland 6-11 NZ
Wales coach Danny Wilson after beating Argentina: "I think it was achieved with a huge amount of character, first half we played some good rugby and put ourselves in a good position. We dropped off that a little bit in the second half and then we had a series of injuries that left us really exposed, two second rows off the field which left our lineout very exposed, we didn't have any lineout jumpers so we were struggling to keep possession, but we did enough to hold on and the guys showed an enormous amount of character, defended very, very well and did enough to get the win. Hopefully if all our boys can recover we can gain good confidence moving forward to the semi-final."
TRY SAMOA & SCOTLAND: Melani Nanai scores and within seconds of the restart Jamie Farndale goes over for Scotland. It's Scotland 7-5 Samoa.
TRY ENGLAND: Ollie Devoto is on the end of some nice passing from England, but the USA defence is lacking. Conversion from Will Hooley is missed. 41-0 to England.
IRE 6-6 NZ: Rory Scannell steps up again and slots another penalty. Still equal and very very physical. As expected? Can Ireland win? Tweet us using @irbjuniors
SCO V SAM: Currently 0-0 with Samoa having missed two penalties already. Scrappy game so far.
NZ 6-3 IRE - Simon Hickey gets another penalty and puts New Zealand ahead. 20 minutes gone and it's still pretty tight.
TRY England. Ross Moriarty with the score. It's 29-0 after just 20 minutes and England don't look like stopping here.
IRE 3-3 NZ: Fly half Simon Hickey gets the penalty and New Zealand are back into the game.
TRY England. Great run from Scott Spurling who side steps, jinks and makes his way all the way to the try line then offloads to Alex Day for his second on captain debut. England 24-0 USA
Ireland 3-0 NZ. Rory Scannell gets the penalty and outs Ireland ahead. Even match so far but Ireland holding their own.
RT @JeremyMerlet: Let's go ! #Scotland vs #Samoa #JWC2013 @irbjuniors http://t.co/pWbSl0NbMp— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 18:58
TRY England. David Sisi picks off the back of the scrum and rumbles over. It's a dominant display already and USA look ragged. England 17-0 USA
C'est au tour de l'Angleterre et des USA de s'affronter ! #jwc2013 #LRSY http://t.co/t4YoBOUO53— Fanny Vidal (@Fanny Vidal) 13/06/2013 18:51
En premier lieu, l'hymne anglais. #Respect #jwc2013 #England http://t.co/pKYwjV9Kbd— Fanny Vidal (@Fanny Vidal) 13/06/2013 18:52
TRY England. Now it's Alex Day, the captain for the first time who has scored. England 10-0 USA
TRY England. They are off already, now it's 5-0 thanks to Henry Purdy. England 5-0 USA
Huge congratulations to Wales U20s for making the semi final in the #JWC2013!— Siobhán Corcoran (@Siobhán Corcoran) 13/06/2013 18:38
Now for New Zealand v Ireland and England v USA. Who do you think will win?
Wales captain Ellis Jenkins, after beating Argentina: "There was quite a big wind, we used the wind really well and they did too and they came back in the second half but the lads held on and we are ecstatic with the win. The work rate from the boys was just outstanding and what a feeling to win the game like that. It will be another huge game in five days, whoever we get it is going to be a really hard game, really tough."
And that's game!!! Sam Davies kicks a final penalty to win 25-20. He got 20 of them so surely man of the match there. Great win for Wales who go through to the semi finals!! Congratulations Wales!!
TRY Argentina. It's Santiago Cordero, who smashes through Sam Davies and shrugs off tackles to go over. Fernandez takes the kick, and it's a beauty!! Uses the wind and it's over. Wales 22-20 Argentina!
RT @FannyVidal81: Les anglais aussi s'échauffent ! #jwc2013 #England http://t.co/D3EublXGwe— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 18:20
I've seen some excellent refereeing during the #JWC2013 @irbjuniors games.— Timo Doel (@Timo Doel) 13/06/2013 18:18
RT @JeremyMerlet: Training kick for Samoa ! #JWC2013 #Nantes @irbjuniors http://t.co/1nVLiZ93Qj— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 18:15
Ireland coach Mike Ruddock, ahead of NZ match: "It is a bit of a blow (losing Tom Daly) but Rory Scannell is a fine young player, he has got plenty of experience in the Six Nations and I am sure he will do very well. Only four days to get ready, but we have done our homework and we have got a game plan in place so we are really looking forward to the game."
Wales 22-13 - And Sam Davies makes it 5 from 5. Great kicking. Argentina have 10 minutes, with 14 men, to get 9 points at least. Tough ask
YELLOW CARD ARGENTINA: High tackle by Petti Pagadizabal on Jordan Williams. Argentina down to 14 men with 10 minutes left.
NZ coach Chris Boyd, ahead of Ireland match: "It has been good actually, with the short turnaround we haven't had a lot of opportunity to run but we have done a fair amount of analysis and a fair amount of organisation and I think we are where we need to be. I don't think it is going to be much tougher, neither side wants to go home, literally speaking it is a quarter-final for both sides really so we wouldn't expect anything less."
It's still Wales 19-13 Argentina. Remember you can get involved on Twitter using @irbjuniors. We have three games coming up shortly after this, with SCO v SAM (1900) ENG v USA (1845) and NZ v IRE (1845)
Wales 19-13 Argentina. Sam Davies again steps up and slots a penalty over. Crucial accuracy from the fly half. Trying to relieve the pressure they are under.
Wales 16-13 Argentina. Patricio Fernandez is getting them back in this now, with a couple of penalties in this half. Wales under the cosh.
RT @LineoutCoach: The @USARugby dressing room - not long till we start our warm up... #JWC2013 @irbjuniors @RugbyDiehards http://t.co/Hwf0q…— Rugby Fan USA (@Rugby Fan USA) 13/06/2013 17:52
Penalty Argentina. Patricio Fernandez scores a penalty and now it's Wales 16-10 Argentina. The pressure is on!
TRY Argentina. Pablo Matera continues the pick and drive near to the Welsh try line and scores under the posts. Conversion is good. Wales 16-7 Argentina. Argentina looking very dangerous now!
USA will play ENG at 1845 (local time) and are arriving at the stadium in La Roche sur Yon
RT @FannyVidal81: Et pendant ce temps-là l'équipe des USA arrive ! #jwc2013 #USA #Angleterre http://t.co/tAV0u3wSqN— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 17:45
We are off again in the second half, can Argentina get back into it?
Impressive first half from Wales U20s to lead Argentina 16-0. Sam Davies looking the part at fly-half #jwc2013— Rob Lloyd (@Rob Lloyd) 13/06/2013 17:33
RT @FannyVidal81: 16-0 pour le Pays de Galles pour l'instant. #jwc2013 #Argentina #Walles http://t.co/LnX9TAY8hQ— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 17:31
HALF TIME: Wales 16-0 Argentina. Sam Davies running the show here. He has scored 11 points so far in the half and his opposite number Patricio Fernandez has barely touched the ball. Obvious game plan here from the Welsh, win the collisions and breakdown, rush the defence. Put pressure on Argentina. It's working so far. What did you think? Let us know on Twitter, @irbjuniors
RT @JeremyMerlet: Sun is ready for the 4th day of the #JWC2013 ! Today : #Scotland vs Samoa @irbjuniors http://t.co/zYpu0tnzmB— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 17:20
Penalty to Argentina. Wales' Sam Davies finds himself on the wrong side, but Patricio Fernandez misses! Fairly simple kick. Unlike him! He has 36 points so far in the tournament.
Sam Davies kicking superbly and a superb individual effort from Hallam Amos. Great start for Wales U20 against Argentina. #JWC2013— Alex Bywater (@Alex Bywater) 13/06/2013 17:15
DROP GOAL! Wales fly half Sam Davies gets in the pocket and slots a drop goal. Slick play there. Wales 16-0 Argentina.
Sam Davies looks like he has a future ahead of him. Had an impressive 20s 6 Nations for Wales. #JWC2013— BallHandling Hooker (@BallHandling Hooker) 13/06/2013 17:08
TRY WALES! What a score that is. Full back Hallam Amos attacks the Argentina defence and carves his way through. A great kick from Sam Davies makes it Wales 13-0 Argentina
And it's good! Wales 6-0 Argentina. Sam Davies slots a massive penalty with almost 20 minutes gone so far.
Still Wales 3-0 Argentina. Breakdown looking like a key area so far but very equal at the moment. Sam Davies now stepping up for another penalty....
Looking forward to Wales U20s vs Argentina U20s down in sunny France @irbjuniors #jwc2013 http://t.co/1xZSiSQNGY— Big Red Management (@Big Red Management) 13/06/2013 16:59
L'hymne gallois retentit. #jwc2013 #respect #PaysDeGalles http://t.co/lY5Rn1hrm1— Fanny Vidal (@Fanny Vidal) 13/06/2013 16:49
C'est au tour de l'hymne d'Argentine maintenant. #jwc2013 #LRSY http://t.co/5szmIBH19P— Fanny Vidal (@Fanny Vidal) 13/06/2013 16:49
Argentina putting some nice phases together and get up to the Welsh 22, but then give away a penalty. Wales looking strong at the breakdown, they obviously have targeted that as an area where this game can be won or lost today
RT @FannyVidal81: Le début du match n'est pas loin. #jxc2013 #Argentine #PaysDeGalles http://t.co/s4XymeoIIj— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 16:48
That's Wales 3-0 Argentina. Nice kick from Davies. He has been on fire so far in the JWC
WAL v ARG: Penalty to Wales. Sam Davies steps up for the kick.....
Lovely singing from the welsh under 20s 😘 #jwc2013— Lizzie Francis (@Lizzie Francis) 13/06/2013 16:44
Anthems are done and we are about to kick-off. What are your predictions? Can Wales beat Argentina? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors
Here's one last look at the Pool standings ahead of match day three. It's going to be a tense day here! #JWC2013 http://t.co/qHkCDFVBmv— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 16:29
RT @FannyVidal81: L’Argentine en plein échauffement. #jwc2013 #Argentine http://t.co/vL8Tl2CneO— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 16:27
Massive game for the under20s vs the Baby Blacks in a couple of hours. A real chance to lay down a marker #wolfpuppies #jwc2013— David Blair (@David Blair) 13/06/2013 16:25
We are just 20 minutes away now from the start of match day three. How are you all doing? Excited? We are! Hold on for the Pool standings ahead of today's action.
RT @FannyVidal81: Après le toss, nous savons maintenant que l'Argentine engagera ! #jwc2013 #GoodLuck http://t.co/wJ5tKGCzoy— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 16:15
Bagpipes are flowing in the hotel, pre match @farndalej only a few hours til kick off now #JWC2013 #backingblue http://t.co/2MDpHaWdT9— Tommy Allan (@Tommy Allan) 13/06/2013 16:05
A big welcome to all of you following our live blog today on match day three of this year's JWC. We have a huge day of rugby for you with the final Pool matches. There are still seven teams that can qualify for the semi finals. Remember you can follow us on Twitter using @irbjuniors and the hashtag #JWC2013
Here are a few @unionargentina U20s fans ahead of their big game with @WelshRugbyUnion U20s. 1 hour to go. #JWC2013 http://t.co/C45Gz3YLrg— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 15:43
Wales manager Mark Taylor, ahead of their match with Argentina: "We are a bit nervous. It's a very big game against very tough opposition, so we know it’s going to be a very hard test. We are confident we have the ability but it’s all about delivering on the field today."
RT @FannyVidal81: L'Argentine déjà sur le terrain pour le petit échauffement. #jwc2013 #LRSY #Argentina http://t.co/fN1snhFneB— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 15:28
Ireland Vs. New Zealand tonight, gonna be a cracker #Irishrugby #IrlU20s #JWC2013— Oisin Byrne (@Oisin Byrne) 13/06/2013 14:52
The Keep Rugby Clean message is loud and clear at the stadium in La Roche sur Yon. #JWC2013 #KeepRugbyClean #KRC http://t.co/sl7GinWUKi— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 14:54
PREDICT: Here are the fixtures for match day three at the #JWC2013. What are your predictions? Semi finalists? #JWC http://t.co/yt9P4N5nr7— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 13/06/2013 12:24
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