Manu Tuilagi smashes Tom Williams

Top14 player imposter!

JDV smashed by Benoit August

The Northampton Saints 30m scrum!

Bastareaud huge hit on Rory Lamont

All Blacks skills - Pt 2 In the backyard

Trinh-Duc sets up Harinordoquy try

Wales vs England 1999

Greg Holmes great hit on Francois Louw

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Junior World Champs - Australia vs South Africa & New Zealand vs Wales

Continuing with the Junior World Championships from Argentina, here are another two excellent games from the Under 20 tournament, featuring three of the sides that have made the semi finals, which will take place on Thursday this week.

Australia, South Africa, and defending champions New Zealand all moved on to the semi finals after highly entertaining final pool stage matches. All three sides were in the semis last year too, as well as England, who also qualified and will face the Australians.

In what was probably the match of the round, Australia beat South Africa 42-35 in a classic match played in front of 10 000 fans in Santa Fe. Both sides scored five tries with Super 14 and Sevens stars coming to the fore as each side boasted a wealth of talent.

While South Africa went down in the end, their bonus point wins over Scotland and Tonga ensured that they made the semis as they had more points than Wales and France, the top runners up from the other pools.

New Zealand, traditionally very powerful in this age group, showed once again why they’re two times defending champions as they extended their unbeaten run in the Junior World Championship to 13 matches when they beat Wales 43-10 to top Pool A.

"Our performance today was a lot better than the ones we put out the past two games but there's still a lot to improve on if we want to progress even further so, next game now we get to go to Rosario which will be a good experience and we're just excited for it," said New Zealand captain Tyler Bleyendaal.

"Wales were good, they were big, they were physical, they had a bit of structure there as well and we had to plan our attacks around that. They had great line speed and they put us under a lot of pressure and it was a good hit out which is just what we needed."

New Zealand will take on South Africa on Thursday in what will be a titanic battle. As mentioned in the previous post, Australia will go up against England. Both matches will be well worth watching live if you’re able to, but highlights will probably be posted here anyway. Enjoy.



  • first!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 15, 2010 11:06 pm  

  • wow, great backwards try by NZ *14, crossed the line in reverse!

    By Anonymous mat, at June 15, 2010 11:52 pm  

  • That aussie vs saffa game looked awesome.

    By Anonymous fourier, at June 16, 2010 12:21 am  

  • did the no14 score a hatrick? commentator surely got that wrong. NZ to win the tourn against AUS in final. England look ok but i dont think we have the skill to make the final this time..

    We could get a few penalty tries off scrums tho??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2010 1:10 am  

  • sKillful dust performince video..
    to watch and rewatch

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2010 1:58 am  

  • Australian No. 12 looked awesome! Robbie Coleman, and he's linked to the Brumbies (quick google search). Can't wait to see him lift to the top ranks!

    By Blogger granite, at June 16, 2010 3:19 am  

  • Ewww, fake world cup.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2010 4:21 am  

  • Wow , NZ , Aus and SA really played very well . Alot of talent indeed .

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2010 5:31 am  

  • Anonymous said...
    Ewww, fake world cup.

    Ewww, idiotic comment!

    By Anonymous matt, at June 16, 2010 8:40 am  

  • great tries from both games !!!!

    By Anonymous Luxi, at June 16, 2010 10:00 am  

  • Agreed, Robbie Coleman looks the tits! Great step and speed for a 12, hope he's got a passing and kicking game to match.

    As an English fan, I hope that some of the young talents we have in the centres come to fruition. I support Leicester, and the future in our centres is Billy Twelvetrees (who already ripped up the Ospreys on his debut in the season just gone) and Manu Tuilagi. Youngest of the Tuilagi brothers, he's just as big but quicker, smarter and with better hands. He also wants to play for England, which, having seen him play, will not be a problem. Only issue, is that he's got a work permit issue!!

    By Anonymous iceman!, at June 16, 2010 10:11 am  

  • That Aussie 12 oozed class, definately one for the future. Some great running rugby on show there. Thanks RD.

    By Anonymous Luke, at June 16, 2010 10:13 am  

  • Pretty woeful defence from the Welsh boys... not sure I'd read too much into the Kiwi performance. The first three tries are embarrassing for the coaching staff... no 1st guard, a loop off a scrum and then a hideously staggered kick chase...

    It's already been said here, but that young Aussie 12 looks special. Just what we need, another brilliant young Aussie back.

    By Anonymous Hackney Griffin, at June 16, 2010 11:01 am  

  • Just on a side point/rant - Who are these muppets who just say the word first so they can get the first comment?? I mean what are you achieving? Are you 10 years old? At least express some relevant opinion or something. Or alternatively, get a life!

    By Anonymous iceman!, at June 16, 2010 11:05 am  

  • Tom Marshall the fullback is from Tasman not Canterbury. NZ just a total class act.

    By Anonymous Sparto, at June 16, 2010 11:53 am  

  • Australia for the win!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2010 12:19 pm  

  • What?! SA, NZ and Aus dominating rugby? There's a first..... hahaha - long may it continue :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2010 4:23 pm  

  • NZ #14 - hand gestures after you score is for american football. it doesn't belong in rugby

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2010 4:34 pm  

  • Agreed, especially when you're just 20. Unless it's something mad personal like a tribute to your ....dead mother or something, it shouldn't really need be done. Hand gestures out of rugby plz. I'd rather just a quick, 2 second celebration.

    By Anonymous yarr, at June 16, 2010 9:03 pm  

  • I watched the game and SA were denied a clear try by the ref. Right in front of the posts. Other than that negative aspect it was a pretty good game. Great play by Matt Toomua.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2010 9:41 pm  

  • Wow, this black commentator has the potential to be one of the greats... (yawn)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2010 11:38 pm  

  • Personally i thought the 7 for Australia was insane and only 17!!!! The 12 was class also. Disappoint with the French (what a bad weekend haha poor us) NZ had some good players as always. Didnt like SA that much but then again they did score 30 odd points so might watch the game again. all in all good stuff for the future of rugby as thats the most important thing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 17, 2010 11:38 am  

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