Junior Rugby World Cup

Junior Boks : Yellow cards were costly

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The Junior Springboks will meet France on Saturday at 18h30 in Cremona in the playoff for third place after losing their World Rugby Under-20 Championship semi-final 28-20 to England in Calvisano on Monday night. The South Africans received two yellow…

Junior Boks change two for semi-final

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Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron made two changes to his match-23 for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship semi-final against defending champions England on Monday evening in Calvisano, Italy. DHL Western Province flank Rikus Bothma takes over the No 6 jersey…

Junior Boks to face Australia

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DHL Western Province centre EW Viljoen will earn a first starting berth for the Junior Springboks against Australia on Wednesday evening in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship Pool B decider in Calvisano, Italy. He replaces Vodacom Blue Bulls centre JT…

Baby Boks for play-off’s

South Africa Under-20 will tackle New Zealand with a reshuffled team after Junior Springbok coach, Dawie Theron, confirmed his match 23 on Saturday for the IRB Junior World Championship third place playoff encounter tomorrow in Vannes. The clash, which kicks…

Pollard back at 12 for semi

There are five changes in the starting line-up of the Junior Springboks to play against Wales in the IRB Junior World Championship rugby semi-final in Vannes, France, on Tuesday evening. Amongst the backs, flyhalf Robert du Preez returns to play…

Kirsten blow for Baby Boks

Junior Springbok lock Jannes Kirsten will miss the rest of the IRB Junior World Championship (JWC) in France because of a facial injury, the team confirmed on Sunday. Kirsten sustained a fractured cheek bone in the South Africa Under-20’s training…

Baby Boks into semi’s

The South African Under-20 team overcame a committed France team in front of their home crowd to record a third successive victory and clinch a place in the Junior World Championship semi-finals with a 26-19 victory (halftime 8-7) in La…

Junior Boks training squad named

South Africa Under-20 head coach Dawie Theron on Monday named 34 players for the latest training camp in preparation for the IRB Junior World Championships to be played in France in June. The Junior Springboks will defend the title won in…

Baby Boks gets tough JWC draw

Defending champions South Africa was on Thursday drawn alongside hosts, France, England and the USA when the International Rugby Board and the Fédération Française de Rugby announced the venues, pools and match schedule (attached) for the IRB Junior World Championship…