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ENGLAND WIN THE JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BEATING WALES 23-15!!!

  • RSA beat NZ 41-34 to finish 3rd in the JWC!
  • 9th place final: SAM beat SCO 33-24 to finish 9th
  • 7th place final: AUS beat IRE 28-17 to finish 7th
  • 11th place final: FJI beat USA 46-12
  • 5th place final: France beat Argentina 37-34
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21:07

Well I think that's about that for the JWC 2013. What a grea tournament it has been as I'm sure you agree. A great final to top it all off as well with England taking the win. Thanks for following along and we hope you enjoyed it. 

20:59

Argentina coach Rodolfo Ambrosio: "A great France team with a big heart and they played great rugby. We also have some heart and give everything on the pitch but in this kind of match, you win some, you lose some. Today we saw a fantastic public and the  Kept supporting their team, you could have thought it was the Argentine public."

20:50

Fabien Pelous, France manager: " We have reached the second objective, we do better than we did last year. I am pleased with the spirit. We've had a tough match to start the competition but since that first match, players have shown a great heart and this is why the public are happy. The match scenario was a bit special but we are rewarded as we did not drop our heads in spite of the score in the first half."

Final: Wales v England
England celebrate their win over Wales during the JWC 2013 Final in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima
Final: Wales v England
England lift the JWC 2013 trophy after their win over Wales during the JWC 2013 Final in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima
20:06

England fly half Henry Slade: "Our defence in 2nd half we ramped it up a bit, but we conceded 2 tries in first half . We kept making handling errors in first half, little passes here and there that were not sticking, but we managed to keep the ball and maintain momentum. The key for us was just getting hold of the ball and playing our game, which we did in the 2nd half."

Final: Wales v England
England claim the ball in the line out against Wales during the JWC 2013 Final in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: Michel Renac
19:53

IRB Junior Player of the Year Sam Davies: "The JWC is a great tournament to play at and I have just taken it one step at a time and I have grown as a player. We stuck to our game plan in the first half of the match but England came out strong and just beat us in the second half really. Congratulations to them though."

Final: Wales v England
An England player is stopped by the Welsh defence during the JWC 2013 Final in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: Michel Renac
Final: Wales v England
England player escapes the Welsh defence during the JWC 2013 Final in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: Michel Renac
19:42

And Sam Davies has been named IRB Junior Player of the Year! Congratulations Sam!

19:36

England captain Jack Clifford: "It’s amazing. It’s the highlight of my career. The Welsh boys came out really hard and took it to us and losing Dom really shook us but the boys gave 100% and it’s just amazing to win"

19:27

ENGLAND WIN THE JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! Congratulations to them but hard luck to Wales! What a great final!

19:13

Final 10 minutes now and England look strong here. Winning the breakdowns and punishing Wales in close contact. Can they win? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors

19:05

TRY England. Henry Slade is starting to run the show, offloading to Sam Hill who gets his first try of the game. ENG 17-15 WAL

19:00

TRY ENGLAND! Jack Nowell brushes off Rhodri Williams and hands off Sam Davies to go over. A really soft tackle from Davies. WAL 15-1O ENG. England momentum here.

18:53

USA coach Jason Kelly: "Very disappointed obviously we were realistic coming in and knew we would probably be in this match. I thought we prepared well in the lead up to the game but all the mistakes in the first half just really kind of cost us. We played a fair amount of rugby in the first half, but didn't take our chances and it was just not good enough."

18:49

Wales using their big forwards to pick and drive from the back of rucks. Combined with their explosive backs, it's a lethal combination. 

Final: Wales v England
Wales attack against England during the JWC 2013 Final in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima
18:43

We are back under way here. What are your predictions? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors

Final: Wales v England
Wales Ashley Evans sprints to score his team second try against England during the JWC 2013 Final in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima
11th Place Play-Off: Fiji - USA
The USA attack against Fidji against the USA during the 11th Place Play-Off in the Stade Pascal Laporte in Nantes.Photo: Steven Lebreton
18:34

At half time it's Wales 15-3 England. That was a massive end to the half. Wales have looked good but England are still right in this. Got opinions in the 1st half? Let us know on Twitter!

18:25

Disallowed TRY England! Tom Price scores but Dominic Barrow gets a yellow card for alleged foul play earlier in the action. Massive call there from the referee.

11th Place Play-Off: Fiji - USA
Fiji go round the USA defence against the USA during the 11th Place Play-Off in the Stade Pascal Laporte in Nantes.Photo: Steven Lebreton
18:22

South Africa coach Dawie Theron: “We were a bit shell-shocked in the beginning of the first half and although we made a good start with a great scrum, we conceded three tries because of our own mistakes. I must admit I was very nervous at that stage, but the players kept going and eventually the momentum turned our way. The boys displayed that typical South African fighting spirit, even when New Zealand threatened to come back near the end. For us, this was such a vital match to win because of the manner in which we lost our semi-final. This was a great contest against a very good New Zealand team, and I am so proud of the boys. Yes, we did not play in the final, but we did manage to beat England, the current Six Nations champions, against France in front of their own supporters and got the better of New Zealand today."

18:19

Really smart play from Sam Davies. Takes a quick tap on his 22 and fires the ball low and hard into the England half. Smart stuff from the fly half. 

18:15

The Welsh forwards are hitting these breakdowns with real ferocity and looking to get dominance at the rucks. Will that be key today? Let us know using @irbjuniors on Twitter

18:10

TRY for Ashley Evans as he intercepts a pass and strolls it in! It's now Wales 15-3 after just 13 minutes of play! Can Wales take this? They look up for it! 

18:07

WAL 8-3 ENG: Wales' Jack Jones is putting in a shift already with 2 turnovers to his name. Really pressuring England at the break down and helped force a penalty for Sam Davies to put over.

Final: Wales v England
Ashley Evans scores the first try, for Wales, in the #JWC2013 final, after great work from the Wales forwards and a cross kick from fly half Sam Davies.
17:59

TRY WALES! It's a great kick from Sam Davies across to Ashley Evans who gathers and puts it down. Conversion is missed but now it's 5-0 to Wales

17:55

FT: FRANCE pull off an amazing win against Argentina with lates scores from Teddy Thomas giving them a 37-34 win! Unbelievable! France finish 4th overall!!

17:51

FIJI 46-12 USA. Good play from Fiji but great to see USA getting on the try score sheet. Two tries! But still not enough to keep them in the JWC next year. Italy will replace them.

17:50

Samoa coach Viliamu Punivalu: "Today we won. all credit to the boys, we had a game plan for Scotland and the boys exewcuted that and all credit goes to them, they have been improving from day one. We made a mess against wales but they keep coming back and improving in every game, especially a close game against Scotland and we beat Fiji last time and now we won against Scotland so all credit to the boys, they have been working really hard."

17:49

TRY FRANCE! Paul Jedrasiak scores and Vincent Mallet converts. ARG 34-30 FRA

5th Place Play-Off: Argentina - France
France captain Paul Jedrasiak in action against Argentina during the 5th Place Play-Off in the Stade Henri Desgrange in La Roche-sur-Yon. Photo: Christelle Glemet
17:44

Scotland coach Sean Lineen:"What happened, just lots of mistakes, we knew what we had to do and we didn't do it, individuals just didn't bring their A game with them and these things happen, you find out a lot about players in areas like this which is good, this is a World Cup, the guys have worked incredibly hard, the training and the effort they have put in over the nine months I have been involved has been fantastic." 

17:42

It's anthems time here at the final and both teams are belting them out. Huge amount of tension here. It's going to be a massive encounter! Who do you think will win? Let us know using @irbjuniors on Twitter

Play-off 3rd place: South Africa - New Zealand
South Africa celebrate after their win over New zealand during the 3rd Place Play-Off in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima
17:38

Here we go! It's final time between England and Wales and the teams are coming out onto the pitch! Final predictions!

17:33

TRY Argentina! The score is now 34-20 to ARG and it looks like it's going to be too much for France.   

17:31

TRY USA! You won't believe it , they have another. It's Dylan Audsley. How many more have they got in them? It's now 27-12 to Fiji

17:23

The teams are coming out onto the pitch at Vannes for their final warm-up before the final. The Welsh have got some Bretagne flags to get the Celtic support going here. Atmosphere absolutely pumping!!

17:17

TRY USA! It's their first of the tournament thanks to Vili Toluta'u! A huge moment for the USA who have struggled this year. But that's spiced the game up a bit! 

9th Place Play-Off: Samoa - Scotland
Samoa celebrate after their win against Scotland during the 9th Place Play-Off in the Stade Pascal Laporte in Nantes.Photo: Steven Lebreton
7th Place Play-Off: Australia - Ireland
Australia score a try during the 7th Place Play-Off against Ireland in the Stade Henri Desgrange in La Roche-sur-Yon. Photo: Christelle Glemet
17:08

TRY Fiji! Emori Waqa scores just second after the restart. FJI 27-0 USA

7th Place Play-Off: Australia - Ireland
Ireland captain Luke McGrath makes a clearing pass during the 7th Place Play-Off against Australia in the Stade Henri Desgrange in La Roche-sur-Yon. Photo: Christelle Glemet
9th Place Play-Off: Samoa - Scotland
Scotland are stopped near the Samoan try line during the 9th Place Play-Off in the Stade Pascal Laporte in Nantes. Photo: Steven Lebreton
9th Place Play-Off: Samoa - Scotland
Scotland clear the ball during the 9th Place Play-Off against Samoa in the Stade Pascal Laporte in Nantes. Photo: Steven Lebreton
17:00

At half time it's Argentina 27-5 France. Really strong stuff from Argentina there and especially Patricio Fernandez who is dominating the back line. His kicking is taking this game away from France.

Play-off 3rd place: South Africa - New Zealand
New zealand looks to offload during the 3rd Place Play-Off against South Africa in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: Michel Renac
16:56

At half time it's Fiji 22-0 USA. Do you think USA can get back into the game? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors

16:52

Australia coach Adrian Thompson: "I’m happy with the result today. We would have liked to do better in the tournament, but we’ve shown some good signs of improvement. It’s a great experience – very different from playing in Australia. It's good to come overseas and play different teams. It’s a good learning experience for them."

16:45

TRY FJI! Mesake Doge smashes through the USA defence and scores. It's FJI 17-0 USA

16:44

Australia captain Curtis Browning: "It's a great experience for all the boys, to play international quality opponents. To finish on a win is a good note to go home on. It’s always good to have a win, and it’s no different today."

16:36

New Zealand captain Ardie Savea: "We started off brilliantly, 21 points up and like I guess throughout the tournament we can't just finish it off and finish the teams off, so very disappointed to come fourth. I genuinely think it was individual errors and execution [that let them back], we gave some silly penalties away and that let them back into the game, we talked about momentum and I think we gave them momentum and they went from there."

Play-off 3rd place: South Africa - New Zealand
Le sud-Africain Luther Obi marque le premier essai de son équipe lors du match pour la 3ème place contre la Nouvelle-Zélande au Stade de la Rabine de Vannes. Photo: Michel Renac
7th Place Play-Off: Australia - Ireland
Australia claim the ball in the line out during the 7th Place Play-Off against Ireland in the Stade Henri Desgrange in La Roche-sur-Yon. Photo: Christelle Glemet
16:31

New Zealand coach Chris Boyd: "They came back well and 21-0 up I thought probably was enough to put us in a position to win but it wasn't and credit to South Africa. It (fourth place) is unacceptable, we didn't come to the tournament to finish fourth so we are not happy with that."

16:29

TRY FJI! Peceli Tuisese scores for Fiji and Waga converts. 12-0

16:21

TRY FIJI!  Emori Waqa scores and converts himself. FJI 7-0 USA

16:19

TRY France! It's Teddy Thomas with the score after just a couple of minutes. Conversion missed. FRA 5-0 ARG

16:18

We now have USA v FJI and ARG v FRA. The loser of USA match will be relegated from the JWC. Who do you think will win? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors

16:03

South Africa captain Ruan Steenkamp: "They came out hard but I said to the boys just keep patient and keep on working hard. All the boys wanted to play NZ and I'm really proud of what we did today."

16:00

That's it! SA beat NZ 41-34 and finish third in this year's JWC!!

Play-off 3rd place: South Africa - New Zealand
Lolagi Visinia, New Zealand winger, looks for space during the 3rd Place Play-Off against South Africa in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima
15:54

TRY New Zealand! Joseph Webber jinks around four SA defenders and then offloads to Michael Collins. He passes inside to Jordan Manihera to make it NZ 34-41 RSA

9th Place Play-Off: Samoa - Scotland
Samoan 15, Nanai, scores against Scotland during the 9th Place Play-Off against Scotland in the Stade Pascal Laporte in Nantes. Photo: Steven Lebreton
Play-off 3rd place: South Africa - New Zealand
New Zealand perform the haka before the 3rd Place Play-Off against South Africa in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima
Play-off 3rd place: South Africa - New Zealand
Ruan Steenkamp, the South African captain, during the 3rd Place Play-Off against New Zealand in the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes. Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima
15:37

At full time it's Australia 28-17 Ireland. A sore loss for Ireland there as they fail to finish their penalty opportunities and let AUS run away with it. Australia finish 7th overall. 

15:34

SAM 33-24 SCO: Scotland lose out to Samoa, who finish 9th overall in the JWC. A really exciting final game there and Scotland will be disappointed not to get more out of it. 

15:25

SAM v SCO: There are just over 10 minutes left and it's SAM 33-24 SCO. Scotland need to get over quickly and get back into this game. Samoa discipline far better today.

15:22

Close for SA! Seabelo Senatla is looking so dangerous for SA and nearly gets in but is tackled by some great cover defence. 

15:19

Penalty NZ! Simon Hickey slots a penalty and keeps NZ 29-21 ahead against South Africa

15:18

IRE v AUS: And just like that Australia are back into it. Winger Alex Northam finishes off a good move from the backs and nullifies that Irish penalty. AUS 28-17 IRE

15:17

IRE v AUS: Ireland are really getting back into it with a penalty from Rory Scannell but the Australians are already looking dangerous off the restart. AUS 23-17 IRE

7th Place Play-Off: Australia - Ireland
Australia look to go through the Irish defence during the 7th Place Play-Off in the Stade Henri Desgrange in La Roche-sur-Yon. Photo: Christelle Glemet
15:10

Teams are back out here in Vannes as All Blacks will be looking to extend their 26-21 lead. What do you reckon? Can SA come back into it? Let us know on Twitter using @irbjuniors

15:08

RECAP: NZ 26-21 (HT), AUS 23-14 IRE, SAM 23-17 SCO

15:05

Penalty Australia! Luke Burton is in fine fettle today and kicking well. The Irish have looked far better in the second half, winning more breakdowns and looking more promising. Now 23-11 with 20 minutes left

15:04

SAM v SCO: Samoa are still in front with 25 minutes left. The score is 23-17 but Scotland still looking dangerous when they can get their hands on the ball

15:03

HT: On strok of half time it's a TRY for NZ: Joseph Webber collects the ball after it bounces all over the place in the SA half. He collects it and goes in at the right hand corner. NZ 26-21 SA

14:53

We are back underway with IRE v AUS and SCO v SAM

14:47

TRY South Africa! Luther Obi finds himself up against Jordan Manihera and steps past him easily. Conversion is good so it's now NZ 21-7 SA with 6 minutes left.

14:43

At half-time Australia are 20-3 up against Ireland in what was a very one-sided half. Australia winning the collisions and all the momentum is with them at the moment. 

14:41

Half-time: What a half that was there. Scotland looked under the cosh in the first 20 minutes but have fought back. Samoa look dangerous in attack and very physical. Samoa 20-17 Scotland 

14:33

RECAP: It's SAM 20-17 SCO, AUS 20-IRE, NZ 14-0 RSA

14:32

TRY Samoa! Paul Eti Slater is the scorer as this game looks to be a real high scorer. With 30 mins gone it's SAM 20-17 SCO 

14:29

TRY New Zealand! South Africa look to attack but a floated pass from Handre Pollard is intercepted by Lolagi Visinia who gets his second try of the game and puts NZ up 14-0. 

14:26

SAM v SCO: It's 15-17 to Scotland after Samoa scored a penalty then Tommy Allan replied immediately. Very tight match here as Samoa continue to soak up pressure. 

14:24

TRY New Zealand! It's Lolagi Visinia who breaks through the South African defence and goes in under the posts. Leaky defence their from the Junior Boks. NZ 7-0 SA

14:20

IRE v AUS: 2 penalties from Luke Burton have put Australia 6-0 up after 20 minutes. Ireland under pressure at the breakdown and Burton looking confident today

14:16

TRY Scotland! Damien Hoyland gets the score as Scotland continue to pile pressure on Samoa. Tommy Allan gets a clean strike on it and now it's SAM 12-14 SCO

14:15

IRE v AUS: It's still 0-0 but Rory Scannell missed a long range penalty. It's now a penalty for Australia......

Wales v England - first try!
Ashley Evans scores the first try, for Wales, in the #JWC2013 final, after great work from the Wales forwards and a cross kick from fly half Sam Davies.

 

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