Junior Rugby World Cup

Prince William to hand over JWC trophy

The 50-day countdown to the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand on Sunday will see His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge hand over the distinctive trophy to All Black scrum half Aaron Smith in Dunedin. Smith, a…

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…