WALES will play ENGLAND in the first-ever northern hemisphere JWC final on Sunday!
- WALES defeat SOUTH AFRICA 18-17
- ENGLAND beat NEW ZEALAND 33-21
- Other scores on semi-final day at JWC...
- 5th place play offs: Argentina 22-15 Australia & Ireland 8-9 France
- 9th place semi-finals: Samoa 19-18 Fiji & Scotland 39-3 USA
- Tell us what you think on Twitter using @irbjuniors
All times are your local times
England fly half Henry Slade: “We’ve been working toward this all year really. To put in a performance to be the first England Under 20 team to beat the Baby All Blacks was a phenomenal effort from the lads. To take nothing away from New Zealand, they threw everything at us and they’re a quality side but we just managed to hold on in the end.
“We got off to a good start. We established a sizeable lead after the first half. We managed to hold onto that in the second half, but they made us work hard for it. With a New Zealand side you always know they’re going to come back at you and that’s exactly what they did. They’re an awesome side and to beat the All Blacks shows how far we’ve come this year. Obviously, last year was a disappointment coming seventh and this year we hope to put it right in the final.
England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie: “It’s unbelievable – having not done well last year, we spoke to the new boys coming up and said we’ve really got to go for it this year. To beat New Zealand on its own is amazing. Never come up against them, I thought they may have sneaked it at the end. But, to get into a final of a JWC in my last year is amazing.
“Wales will be a lot more up for it – we’ve seen a few of their JWC games and they’re even better than when we last played and it was a close game. We need to play even better, get our rest and bring the best game we can play. It’s awesome, knowing two teams from the Six Nations are two of the best teams of JWC 2013.”
Many thanks for joining us on an historic day of IRB Junior World Championship action, with two northern hemisphere teams winning through to the final for the first time.
And don't forget to come back on Sunday for the #JWC2013 final between Wales and England, kick off 17:45 UK time.
Before that, watch last year's finalists, South Africa and New Zealand, battle it out for third place.
And we will bring you the latest from all the other matches, including the 11th place play-off between USA and Fiji to see who is relegated to next year's IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.
Baby boks and junior all blacks out of #JWC2013 :o I thought that would have been the final again— Robbie Alexander (@Robbie Alexander) 18/06/2013 23:13
@irbjuniors awesome running rugby today futures bright #jwc2013 Couldnt ask for a better final @WelshRugbyUnion v @Official_RFU #cmonwales!— Leon REB (@Leon REB) 18/06/2013 23:10
RT @dannycare: Absolutely massive win by the 20's! Congratulations to @jackclifford93 and his boys!! #jwc2013— Gary Matthews (@Gary Matthews) 18/06/2013 23:06
Here's @Matt_Hankin going over for his try in the first half of @Official_RFU U20s v @AllBlacks U20s. #JWC2013 #JWC http://t.co/3saeS4uge9— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 23:05
RT @FannyVidal81: Interview du manager Fabien Pelous et du capitaine Paul Jedrasiak sur leur victoire contre l'Irlande. #jwc2013 http://t.c…— Elisa (@Elisa) 18/06/2013 23:04
RT @FannyVidal81: Déja de grandes stars !! #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville http://t.co/I58f2ycsOC— Elisa (@Elisa) 18/06/2013 23:04
RT @Stefanjc: So good from England U20s boys tonight. Heroic in defence and clinical in attack - all you can ask. Roll on Sunday http://t.c…— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 22:56
RT @JorisFougerat: Très belle fin de match et qualification du XV de la rose pour la finale de la #jwc2013 http://t.co/FXUijsuZ2e— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 22:52
Thanks for all your reaction on Twitter #JWC2013. Keep them coming and we will do our best to post them here!
RT @Rugbyworldmag: Huge, huge result. England down the Baby Blacks 33-21 to set up a first ever Northern Hemisphere JWC Final against Wales…— Ben Green (@Ben Green) 18/06/2013 22:44
All of a sudden the #lions 1st test is looking like an hors d’oeuvre #JWC2013— Thurston Deadville (@Thurston Deadville) 18/06/2013 22:43
Jesus that England v New Zealand game was cracking ! #jwc2013— Peter Beirne (@Peter Beirne) 18/06/2013 22:43
Massive game from England u20 to beat New Zealand in the junior rugby World Cup, amazing performance - now the final v Wales! #JWC2013— Sean Hilton (@Sean Hilton) 18/06/2013 22:43
Outstanding game from England U20's to beat NZ and get through to the #jwc2013 final! Well done lads! #Thefutureisbright— Jamie Watson (@Jamie Watson) 18/06/2013 22:35
RT @Rugbyworldmag: Huge, huge result. England down the Baby Blacks 33-21 to set up a first ever Northern Hemisphere JWC Final against Wales…— Elliott Bowler (@Elliott Bowler) 18/06/2013 22:31
ENGLANDwill meetWALESin the #JWC2013 final after beatingNEW ZEALAND33-21 after a final penalty from Slade. Two incredible semi finals. Have you enjoyed them? We will have a new name on the JWC trophy!
Wow, these are nailbiting semi's @irbjuniors! #JWC2013— Melissa Bailey (@Melissa Bailey) 18/06/2013 22:25
New Zealand had the ball, but give the ball away with the try-line in sight! England kick clear and that uses up another minute....just over two to go!
England score the match-winning try according to the commentators...can New Zealand come back from this as they trail 30-21?
What a scrap - great heart by Eng U20 to get back down their end and grab a try - going toe to toe #jwc2013— Darren Walker (@Darren Walker) 18/06/2013 22:19
Hell of a game going on here. These u20's are monsters. #jwc2013— Neil Davis (@Neil Davis) 18/06/2013 22:19
Is this a try or not? TMO time...do England almost guarantee the win or are NZ still in it? What do you think? #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 22:19
England are on the NZ line which brings in the TMO. Cowan-Dickie tries to dive over the line! Big decision!
We agree Hettie, all matches today have been so tense! What has been your favourite? Let us know @irbjuniors
This is SO tense and is not helping my headache/nausea situation #jwc2013— Hettie Wheeler (@Hettie Wheeler) 18/06/2013 22:16
Jade te Rure kicks New Zealand within two points with a penalty. 8 minutes left, England lead 23-21. Where is this going?
France get a win against Ireland 9-8 and Scotland ensure they will be at JWC2014 in new Zealand by beating USA 39-3.
RT @JorisFougerat: New Zealand and England staffs in the money time for the 2nd #jwc2013 semi final http://t.co/73cUEFeHBH— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 22:11
RT @JorisFougerat: Awesome crowd in Vannes for #jwc2013 semi final New Zealand VS England http://t.co/EOAaZ8pN6J— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 22:11
TRY NZ! Jason Emery goes over in the corner after 15 phases of play. NZ have the momentum now . NZ 18-23 ENG
It's a penalty against France! 40 metres out, Ireland are kicking it. Scannell misses! Still FRA 9-8 IRE with seconds left
PENALTY NZ! Jade Te Rure puts a penalty over and narrows the gap to 12. It's @AllBlacks 11-23 @Official_RFU (59 mins) #JWC2013 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 21:59
Looking like a Wales vs. England #jwc2013 final at the moment..— JackDavies (@JackDavies) 18/06/2013 21:55
RT @JorisFougerat: Baby Blacks fans in Vannes for #JWC2013 semi final http://t.co/xv0OhHKymt— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 21:51
Well done Wales U20 awesome display. You may as well win it now!!!#jwc2013— David James (@David James) 18/06/2013 21:48
England possessed in defence, absolutely brutal stuff #JWC2013— Rugby Review (@Rugby Review) 18/06/2013 21:48
Argentina coach Rodolfo Ambrosio: "This will give us confidence for our final match. It is good to beat Australia, they are a powerful rugby country."
RECAP: It's IRE 9-8 FRA, SCO 27-3 USA, ENG 20-8 NZ
It's Ireland 8-9 France
Penalty Ireland! Rory Scannell steps up and puts it over for Ireland to close the gap to just one point now with 13 minutes remaining
TRY SCOTLAND! It's Bennett again with the try. He has had a great game and really shown why he should be chosen as captain for this game. SCO 27-3 USA
How physical is this England U20 team, especially the backrow? Monsters of the near future #JWC2013— Brendan gallagher (@Brendan gallagher) 18/06/2013 21:30
Australia captain Curtis Browning: "It is hard to put your thing on any one thing in a game like that, it was 80 minutes and there were a lot of mistakes from us. Can't fault the effort of the boys once again but we will work forward and hopefully finish the tournament on a good note."
TRY England! Anthony Watson intercepts a pass out wide as NZ try to force their way through. Watson cannot be caught and makes it England 20-5 NZ.
RECAP: ENG 13-5 NZ (37 mins), SCO 20-3 USA, FRA 9-5 IRE
Ireland 5-9 France - Baptiste Serin slots his fourth penalty of the game and makes it 9-5. Ireland winning the collisions though. If only they can unleash their backs they might be able to break the French defence.
ENG v NZ: It's still 13-5 to England. NZ cannot break through the English defence. Going left to right, but the English defence is solid and organised.
PENALTY USA! And they get it. That's 6 points in the tournament for the USA, but that amount does not warrant how well they have been playing. Real strong effort. Dylan Audsley with the penalty. Scotland 20-3 USA
TRY Scotland! It's the captain Mark Bennett. Ball is shipped out the back of a ruck and goes along the line to Bennett who muscles his way over. Scotland 20-0 USA
RECAP: It's Scotland 13-0 USA, France 6-5 Ireland and England 13-5 All Blacks
RT @JorisFougerat: English fans have crossed the channel for #jwc2013 http://t.co/3zZ0WEtgLd— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 21:08
RT @JorisFougerat: All blacks fans in Vannes for #jwc2013 http://t.co/FkXyHxBq4j— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 21:08
TRY England! It's a well-worked piece of play as Jack Clifford shrugs off Ardie Savea and runs 30 metres nefore offloading to Matt Hankin on his shoulder. England 13-5 NZ
Scotland 13-0 USA. Scott Steele with the only try of the half. USA looking far improved after England match.
Some great youngsters on display in the #jwc2013 semi come on #babyblacks #nz #meanhaka— jimmy gopperth (@jimmy gopperth) 18/06/2013 20:59
TRY @AllBlacks U20s! It's Epalahame Faiva who goes in at the corner. Nice quick hands from NZ. It's NZ 5-3 @Official_RFU #JWC2013 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 20:57
NZ haka in full swing! How would you cope facing this? #JWC2013 http://t.co/Rq0AQmmvLr— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 20:57
Penalty France! FRA 6-5 IRE after Baptiste Serin slots a penalty. Ireland coming in at the side.
TRY Ireland! It's Ryan Murphy with the score. Rory Scannell misses the conversion. Ireland have the momentum here in Roche Sur Yon. FRA 3-5 IRE
South Africa coach Dawie Theron: "We had our opportunities in the game - I think there was at least two tries that we could have scored. I think maybe the guys were a little bit anxious in the moment. And, I must lift my hat to the Welsh. They really stuck to their kicking game - they had a very, very well prepared kicking game. They kept us in the corners, we couldn’t get out of our half. In the end, the bounce of the ball made the difference."
RT @JorisFougerat: 2nd #jwc2013 semi final in @Vannes http://t.co/KBIoSpJbRk— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 20:47
IRE v FRA: Peter Dooley is on a stretcher and going off the pitch. Hoping he is ok. Will let you know more when we do. Still FRA 3-0 IRE
ENG v NZ: Here comes the Haka.........
ENG v NZ: Teams are now running out onto the pitch. What are your predictions? Who will end up in the final against Wales? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors
SO FAR: France lead Ireland 3-0 and Scotland lead USA 6-0
RT @FannyVidal81: Le 2e match commence avec l'entrée des joueurs sur le stade. #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville http://t.co/IvCMKliXi0— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 20:33
Tweet us during the @Official_RFU U20s v @AllBlacks U20s match with your analysis and we will try and read it out live on air! #JWC2013 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 20:32
IRE v FRA: It's still 3-0 to France after that early penalty. Who do you think will win? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors
Congratulations to #walesu20s on getting to the #jwc2013 final for the first time #goodtekkers— Ben Williams (@Ben Williams) 18/06/2013 20:28
Scotland 6-0 USA: Mark Bennett slots another over after early pressure from Scotland
SCO 3-0 USA Mark Bennett with the penalty
RT @JorisFougerat: South African & Wales press conferences after #jwc2013 1st semi final http://t.co/t6v4AdqDFa— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 20:22
RT @JorisFougerat: Baby blacks arrived in Vannes for 2nd #jwc2013 semi final http://t.co/oqOGnTwhRt— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 20:23
Wales fly half and match-winner Sam Davies: "It was getting hard towards the end of the game and we were running out of options. Their 15 came into the line to make the tackle, there is no one behind and I have seen the space, dropped it into the corner for our winger who has seen that space, to finish it off.
"I have missed more than I have kicked in my time so it is nice to get that one over to seal that victory. We are over the moon, we have made history in our country, and we move on to the final and look for another big win there. It is huge, we had a lot of talk about making history, getting to that semi, and then progressing on as we have done today. No other Welsh team at U20 level has done that and we are really proud of ourselves."
Great win by the u20s what a way to finish a game. Jordan Williams outstanding #jwc2013— Pete (@Pete) 18/06/2013 20:21
FRA 3-0 Ireland: Baptiste Serin with the penalty.
Ellis Jenkins, Wales captain: "Unbelievable, it is a bit surreal at the moment. That was tense. We knew it would take something special to break the defence and Sam has dropped that kick on the money for Ash to go over in the corner and then stepped up, nerves of steel and slotted it from the touchline. But I thought our front row were outstanding, and our front five. Absolutely outstanding.
"Everything hurts, but we played a very good game of rugby. We had our chances and we knew if we stuck to our game plan we would score tries and we did, just in the nick of time. All the talk before the game was about their back three, but I think our back three has been outstanding. It is just a really good feeling when it comes together like that."
Jordan Williams is amazing. Can’t wait to see him in the @welshrugbyunion first team. #SidestepWizard #JWC2013— RHYS HØWELL (@RHYS HØWELL) 18/06/2013 20:10
@EllisJenkins_ captains performance today everyone deserves a pat on the back today, thoroughly deserved! Well done lads #JWC2013— Daniel Davies (@Daniel Davies) 18/06/2013 20:08
Quick comment on Welsh u20 fullback Jordan Williams.. phenomenal. Such quick feet and so well balanced. Serious prospect. #JWC2013— Rugbydump.com (@Rugbydump.com) 18/06/2013 20:09
RT @WelshDalaiLama: Oh my Buddha! Boys. I love you all. BLESSINGS ALL ROUND MUN!!! #jwc #cymru #u20 #SeeYouInTheFinal #BallsOfSteel— Rhodri Stacey (@Rhodri Stacey) 18/06/2013 20:08
What a conversion! Wales win and are through to their first ever final! WALES 18-17 SOUTH AFRICA!
TRY Wales! It's Ashley Evans on the end of a kick from Sam Davies and Wales are withing a point! WAL 16-17 SA!
There are 5 minutes left between Wales and South Africa. It's SA 17-11 Wales. Handre Pollard puts over 2 penalties to pile the pressure on Wales.
Samoa perform their Haka for the crowd and get a huge applause. Samoa will face the winners of Scotland v USA which is coming up at 2015 (French time)
SAM 19-18 Fji: Two very late tries give Samoa the win in Nantes. The crowd is going wild after a late surge. Incredible finish to the game.
That's it. Argentina take the win 22-15 after two tries from Patricio Fernandez. A yellow card for Australia's Jack Dempsey was key in that game. What did you think?
WAL v SA: Under 20 minutes to go and Sam Davies missed the penalty. It's still SA 14-11 Wales. Close game here!
RECAP: Wales 11-14 South Africa, Fiji 18-9 Samoa, Argentina 22-15 Australia
TRY @bokrugby! It's Kwagga Smith (60 mins). Bounces off one tackle and bundles over. Conversion is good. SA 14-11 @WelshRugbyUnion #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 19:30
SAM 9-18 FJI: It's a penalty from Fiji
TRY WALES! What a try that is. Wonderful offload from Jordan Williams, who flicks the ball out of the back of his hand to Ellis Jenkins who goes over. WAL 11-7 SA
TRY Argentina! It's Patricio Fernandez with his second try of the match. The conversion is missed though, so it's ARG 22-15 Australia. Who do you think will win? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors
Baby Boks dropping the ball in contact far to often. Come on boys bring our trophy back home. #jwc2013 #juniorboks— Bruce Turner (@Bruce Turner) 18/06/2013 19:17
SAM v FJI: Fiji slot a penalty to make it Fiji 15-9 Samoa
RT @FannyVidal81: Des supporters argentins très présents ! #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville #Argentine http://t.co/dGx21ub414— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 19:14
RT @FannyVidal81: Arrivée de l'équipe d'Irlande au stade. #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville #Ireland http://t.co/hX0AFKkky3— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 19:14
WAL v SA: Luther Obi looks in fine fettle as he sprint down the right wing, but Sam Davies covers across and puts him into touch.
TRY @QantasWallabies! Pettowa Paraka scores for AUS. Conversion missed. That's @unionargentina 17-15 AUS #JWC2013 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 19:11
TRY Fiji! It's Timilai Rokoduru for Fiji who goes over in the corner. Nice try. Conversion is missed. Fiji 12-9 Samoa
That's half-time in Vannes. South Africa 7-6 Wales. Sam Davies has 2 penalties for Wales but that late Irne Herbst try really hurt them late on. But still only one point separates them. Tough game so far.
Recap: SAM 9-7 FIJI, ARG 17-10 AUS, SA 7-6 WAL
TRY @unionargentina! German Schulz scores and Fernandez converts. ARG 17-10 @QantasWallabies #JWC2013 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 18:58
TRY @bokrugby! It's @irneherbst4 off a quick lineout to the front. Unopposed by the @WelshRugbyUnion defence. SA 7-6 WAL #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 18:57
AUS v ARG: Jack Dempsey is back on for Australia after his sin-bin. Still Argentina 10-7 Australia. Can he make the difference? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors
We are under way again with SAM v FIJ and ARG v AUS
WAL 6-0 RSA: Another penalty from Sam Davies makes it 6-0. Wales really looking strong against the reigning world champions. Can they go all the way?
Baby Boks forwards are getting TOTALLY outplayed!! #JWC2013— Steven Carl Webster (@Steven Carl Webster) 18/06/2013 18:48
RT @FannyVidal81: Mi-temps du match avec pour score 10 à 7 pour l'Argentine. #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville http://t.co/PNiyUcJAMD— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 18:45
RT @JorisFougerat: Match vue du stade de @Vannes pour la #jwc2013 http://t.co/y6lt4xKh7W— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 18:45
SAM 9-7 FIJI: It's not been a classic encounter so far but still a very tight game in the 9th place semi-final
AUS 7-10 ARG: That try from Patricio Fernandez was crucial for Argentina who just lead Australia now
WAL 3-0 SA. It's that man Sam Davies, slotting the penalty for Wales to get the first points on the board. He has been on fire so far this tournament and does not look like stopping!
TRY Argentina! It's Patricio Fernandez with the try and the conversion. Great individual play there. Argentina 10-7 Australia
So far: It's @QantasWallabies 7-3 @unionargentina, @WelshRugbyUnion 0-0 @bokrugby & @fijirugby 7-6 @manusamoa #JWC2013 #JWC— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 18:37
AUS v ARG: Yellow card for Australia's Jack Dempsey. That is going to cost them against the Argentina attack. Still AUS 7-3 ARG
It's still 0-0 between @WelshRugbyUnion & @bokrugby. @SionBennett nearly scores, but drops over the line! WAL looking strong. #JWC2013— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 18:32
WAL v SA: It's still 0-0 here in Vannes where Wales are using their rush defence to put SA under pressure. Dangerous if SA can put a kick over the top. What do you reckon? Use @irbjuniors on Twitter to let us know!
I haven't seen as much of the #JWC2013 as I would like. Now shuddering at the bodies and pace of @bokrugby's U20 side #ScaryPotential #Rugby— Jeff Hull (@Jeff Hull) 18/06/2013 18:27
SO FAR: It's Wal 0-0 SA, AUS 7-3 ARG and SAM 3-0 FIJ
Loving the brand of Rugby on display at #JWC2013.....am sure its called "Excuberance of Youth"...#BabyBoks— EUGENE (@EUGENE ) 18/06/2013 18:25
AUS 7-3 ARG: It's Patricio Fernandez with a penalty for Argentina.
SAM v FIJ: Samoa slot a penalty thanks to AJ alatima. SAM 3-0 FIJ
WAL v SA: The game has just kicked off here in Vannes.
Good luck to the welsh boys ! #JWC2013 #comeonwales— shaun_callcentre (@shaun_callcentre) 18/06/2013 18:16
RT @JorisFougerat: Ballon du match pour Afrique du Sud VS Pays de Galles pour la 1ère demi-finale du #jwc2013 http://t.co/2eiwuC7Erq— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 18:16
AUS V ARG: TRY Australia! It's Silatolu Latu with the points to put AUS ahead. Luke Burton converts. AUS 7-0 ARG
SAM v FIJ: Samoa are on the charge here, putting Fiji under pressure. Fiji just about clear their lines. Samoans look up for it. 0-0
ENG v SA: Teams are now coming out on to the pitch. Atmosphere is electric in Vannes. Stadiums filling up nicely
Its time to start biting my nails let go jnr bokke!! Make us proud! #jwc2013— Colin Steyn (@Colin Steyn) 18/06/2013 18:08
SAM v FIJ: Samoa now miss a penalty, physical match-up so far as we expected. 0-0
AUS v ARG: Australia miss an early penalty, their first chance to get in front. Still 0-0
We are getting ready for WAL v SA in Vannes. Teams just being read out. Who will win? Get involved on Twitter using @irbjuniors
FIJ v SAM: Emori Waqa misses an early penalty, still 0-0
RT @FannyVidal81: Au tour de l'hymne australien. #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville #Australie http://t.co/nCDSTUWqpl— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 17:59
RT @FannyVidal81: L'hymne argentin retentit le premier. #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville #Argentine http://t.co/FnLrxPiOwW— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 17:58
It's 5 minutes until the start of Samoa v Fiji & Argentina v Australia. Get involved in the conversation using Twitter, @irbjuniors
RT @FannyVidal81: Et de l'autre côté du terrain, c'est l'Australie qui s'échauffe aussi. #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville #Australia http://t.co/qNr7…— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 17:54
RT @luscombemd: After the dissapointing Lions performance I'm hoping for two stong games from @Official_RFU & @WelshRugbyUnion U20's #JWC20…— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 17:53
Just to let you know, this is the action coming up: WAL v SA (Vannes, 1815), SAM v FIJ (NANTES, 1800) and ARG v AUS (Roche sur Yon)
Big test for our boys in the Junior World Cup Semi-final against South Africa. Good luck Wales #JWC2013 #WRU— John Griffiths (@John Griffiths) 18/06/2013 17:46
RT @FannyVidal81: Curtis Browning, capitaine de l'Australie, tout sourire pour ce début de match =) #jwc2013 #LRSY_laville #Australia http:…— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 17:45
South Africa coach Dawie Theron, ahead of the Wales semi-final: "It is a semi-final, I think we are very focused and the guys know it is a big job at hand, so they are really eager to get out there and we hope for a good match."
We also have the big Pacific Island clash between @fijirugby & @manusamoa in the 9th place playoff. #JWC2013 http://t.co/QecAgzREhm— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 17:42
RT @ChrisAshton1: Good luck @Official_RFU u20s against the Baby Blacks in France tonight.— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 17:29
If you have just joined us, welcome to the pre-match build-up to today's semi-finals! We have plenty of great action for you, including Wales v SA in about an hour's time. You can get involved in the conversation on Twitter, using @irbjuniors
Samoa coach Viliamu Punivalu, ahead of his side's match with Fiji: "I think every game you have to be confident otherwise you shouldn’t be here. It is going to be difficult today with Fiji. It is going to be physical."
In the 5th place play offs we have @unionargentina v @QantasWallabies & @irfurugby v France. Who will win? #JWC2013 http://t.co/9uMcbUwNpZ— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 17:22
RT @JorisFougerat: #jwc2013 semi-final: South Africa VS Wales. Who will you support? http://t.co/kmtjaKN8bz— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 17:17
gutted im back from France and aren't out there to watch the semi final tonight! #JWC2013— Caitlin Briony (@Caitlin Briony) 18/06/2013 16:51
Can @Official_RFU U20s stop the @AllBlacks U20s later today? What do you reckon? #JWC2013 #JWC http://t.co/iFNhjTATw4— irbjuniors (@irbjuniors) 18/06/2013 16:43