New Zealand did what needed to be done against Scotland securing a bonus point victory to put them through to the semi finals. Scotland battled bravely with a late try to Farndale, but a double from scrum half Josh Renton along with briliant tries to Mckenzie and Tavea-Aso made for an entertaining free flowing match in Pukekohe. Final score New Zealand 54-7 Scotland


Fighting until the end Scotland get their first try of the match curtesy of a long range Jamie Farndale intercept try. New Zealand 47-7 Scotland


A great backline move saw Mo'unga deliver the final pass to a flying Damian McKenzie who slices through, beats the fullback and races away for the try. Great play. New Zealand 35-0 Scotland


Renton gets his second for the evening and with it secures the all important bonus point for New Zealand. An excellent conversion from the sideline from Mo'unga sees the scores at 28-0


New Zealand have three of the four tries they need in the wet conditions in Pukekohe. Sanders, Renton and Jacobson all crossed the white wash, but it will be interesting to see if captain Simon Hickey returns for the second half haveing been limping for the past 10 minutes. New Zealand 21-0 Scotland


The New Zealand foward pack do it again with flanker Mitchell Jacobson driving over for their third try of the match. closing in on half time New Zealand lead 21-0

JWC 2014 - England vs Argentina
Nick Tompkins of England is wrapped up in a tackle by strong Argentinian defence at the Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand.

This is the first meeting between New Zealand and Scotland in JWC history!


After being held up twice number 8 Tom Sanders picks it up from the back of the scrum and with help from his fellow loose fowards is able to drive over for the first try of the match. New Zealand 7-0 Scotland

JWC 2014 - England vs Argentina
Juan Bernardin of Argentina clears the ball with a strong kick of the ball as the English defence closes in at the Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand.

New Zealand Coach Chris Boyd: ‚ÄúThere's an awful lot of people on the bus that claimed Welsh heritage when they found out they had beaten France! That's the nature of this competition that people can qualify late in the system so you never give up hope - we're alive but we still have a job to do tonight.‚ÄĚ


England leave it right to the death before Sam Olver kicked the winning penalty. Final score 17-16


Inside the final 2 minutes of the match South Africa were able to make certain of their victory with a try from Sergeal Petersen. Huge credit to Samoa who truley made the Junior Boks fight hard for the victory. Final score 21-8



Argentina take the quick tap and then a miss pass gives centre Emiliano Boffelli the opportunity to show his strenghth and cross over for Argentina's first try. With the conversion Argentina lead England 16-14


South Africa finally convert on their territory advantage as centre Andre Esterhuizen powers through the Samoan midfield to score his sides first try of the match. Samoa 8-14 South Africa

JWC 2014 - Samoa vs South Africa
Samoan scrum-half Mark Talaese makes strong tackle on a South African player to force him over the sideline at the Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand.

After 53 minutes England finally score the first try of the match winger George Catchpole awarded after the TMO gives the on field officials the ok. England 14-9 Argentina



Great defence from half back Mark Talaese to hold up Dan Kriel


More points come off the boot of Patricio Fernandez as Argentina lock the scores up at 9-9


Wales try-scorer Tom Williams: ‚ÄúWe were pretty disappointed with our performance against Ireland so it was great to turn in that sort of performance. It was great to score that try after the kick, not sure whether I was onside or not but it is the book! We have now done all we can do and we will now await the other games to see what we face next.‚ÄĚ


Samoa go into half time the unlikely leaders of the match curtesy of penalty goal on the hooter from William Talataina Mu. Samoa 8-7 South Africa


South Africa hit back through number 8 Aidon Davis off the back of a powerful South African scrum. The try is converted and South Afric now lead Samoa 7-5


Samoa are going mad after scoring the opening try. Nathaniel Apa puts the kick through Haryy Lutera charges down the clearing kick allowing Apa to race through and dot down. Kick is unconverted. Samoa 5-0 South Africa


Sam Olver knocks over another penalty but captain Patricio Fernandez hits back with one of his own minutes later. England 6-6 Argentina

JWC 2014: Wales v France

France needed only to draw or beat Wales to reach the semi-finals, but fell to a 13-3 defeat at the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand.


Samoa competing hard in the opening 10 minutes. Scores still sit at 0-0


Samoa has layed down the Siva Tau challenge before kick off in their Pool C clash with South Africa!



Wales win 13-3 but niether they nor France will go through to the semi finals as Ireland finsh as Pool B winners. The result opens the door for New Zealand to finish as best runner up and qualify to the semi final stage of the tournament.


A four try bonus point performance from Australia sees them beat Italy 29-3. Australia finish second in Pool A and now have to wait to see if that will be enough to sneak into the semi finals.

This is the first meeting between Australia and Italy in JWC history



After over 60 minutes of play Wales score the first try of the match. Two kicks in play the final one coming from centre Jack Dixon sees halfback Tom Williams dive on the loose ball and slide over for the try. Wales 13-3 France 


The first points of the second half come after Australia go 15 phases before lock Jack Payne crosses over in the corner. Conversion misses off the post. Australia 29-3 Italy


On the stroke of half time Angus O'Brien knocks over a long range penalty goal in very dificult conditions to give Wales a 6-3 half time lead over France


Oustanding hands from the Australian backs sees Luke Burton score next to the post on the cusp of half time. Able to convert his own try Australia go into the sheds with a 24-3 lead over Italy


Ireland coach Mike Ruddock: ‚ÄúWe were delighted to get that performance. We were rapt when we scored that fourth try. We thought we had scored a minute before. Fiji to their credit did not lie down ‚Äď they kept tackling, were very competitive, big strong boys. A great reward for our set piece work. This was not a game for fancy rugby ‚Äď it was a game for control. Trying to chase four tries in those conditions is not easy no matter who you play.‚ÄĚ


France post fist points of the match after 20 minutes. Waels 0-3 France



Did you know! Ross Haylett-Petty's brother Dane played in a previous Junior World Championship and shares the record for the most tries in a single match with four against Canada in 2008


Another long passage of play results in a second try for Australia. Number 8 Ross Haylett-Petty able to power his way over. Try is again converted and Australia now lead Italy 14-0


Australia control early posession and a pick and go close to the line sees hooker Feleti Kaitu'u reach out and plant the ball for the first try of the match. Australia 7-0 Italy

JWC 2014: Keep Rugby Clean Day
Players from Australia show their support for Keep Rugby Clean Day at the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand.

Wales coach Byron Hayward: ‚ÄúThe squad is in good heart. We were very disappointed from our last outing, but we have put that behind us, we‚Äôve trained well and are very focused on this game. The wet feels like home, so we should be used to these conditions¬†and if we get our tactics right the result should take care of itself.‚ÄĚ


France assistant coach Olivier Magne: ‚ÄúThis is a very special day for us ‚Äď we absolutely need a win today to progress. The weather will make it tough for both teams, but I remember we beat Wales in very similar conditions recently so we are positive today. We have had a good tournament so far and are able to pick our strongest team today so feel confident.‚ÄĚ

Fiji found life hard going against Ireland in the opening match on day three at the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand and lost 38-0. Ireland are into the semi finals for the first time but have to wait to see whether that is as Pool B winners or the best runner up.



TMO rules no try but minutes later another penalty sees captain Jack O'Donoghue call for a scrum. The Irish pack drive forward with the ball at his feet, but the referee awards another penalty try and that -presuming they don't lose - is the bonus point try that Ireland needed to guarantee a place in the JWC semi-finals for the first time. Ireland 31-0 Fiji

JWC 2014: Ireland v Fiji

Cian Kelleher tries to evade the Fijian defence during their Pool B match at the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand.


Ireland continue to dominate set piece and a beautiful backline move off the back of a rolling maul sees winger Ciaran Gaffney slice through for Irelands' third try of the match. Ireland 24-0 Fiji


Australia coach Adrian Thompson: “I guess we sort of thought we were going to get this weather for a few games , so lucky to get through this far. The players were a little bit disappointed obviously after England (loss) but back on the horse and they are looking forward to it and a few new guys in the team should freshen things up."


On the stroke of half time with Fiji having three players sent to the sin bin Ireland were awarded a second penalty try and now lead 17-0 on a wet afternoon from QBE Stadium


For the third match in a row Fiji have had a player sin bined this time number 8 Vincent Sosefo for taking out the half back within metres of their own line. Off the ensuing scrum Fiji colaps and the referee goes under the posts to award the penalty try


At the 20minute mark a tight contest sees Ireland lead Fiji 3-0 in a extremly slippery conditions



Fiji go 9 phases in a very tight opening before drawing another penalty


Ireland dominate set piece early in tough conditions


Gary Ringrose knocks over a penalty for the first points of the day and to give Irland a 3-0 early lead


The conditions appear to not affect Fiji as they keep the ball in hand before drawing a penalty but unable to convert with the wind pulling the ball wide of the post


Day three underway after Fiji perform the Bole challenge


Fiji coach Salimoni Ravouvo: ‚ÄúWe can play rugby is the wet and dry so are looking forward to this contest.‚ÄĚ


Ireland coach Mike Ruddock ahead of match with Fiji: "The team is very excited about today. We have watched Fiji and see what they bring to the game. They are physical boys, have scored some good tries close to the line with their pick and goes and with two losses they will be a dangerous beast. Our boys will have to control themselves and work on achieving the win first before we look too far further ahead. The weather has introduced another challenge today and is probably more like Irish weather than Fijian but it will make for tricky handling and execution regardless."

England and South Africa are already in the semi-finals of the Junior World Championship but the other two places will be decided on Tuesday

That's it for day three of the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand - join us again on Sunday!

The semi-finals have been set: South Africa v New Zealand / England v Ireland

  • Pool A¬†-¬†Australia¬†29-3 Italy
  • Pool A - England¬†17-16 Argentina¬†
  • Pool B - Wales¬†13-3 France
  • Pool B¬†- Ireland¬†38-0 Fiji¬†
  • Pool C¬†- Samoa¬†8-21¬†South Africa
  • Pool C - New Zealand¬†54-7 Scotland

For the final Pool standings click here

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