Junior Rugby World Cup

IRB Junior World Cup Final: J-Boks 20 v J-Poms 21 FT

June 20, 2014
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The Junior Springboks overcame New Zealand twice to reach the final but England will be a tough proposition as they will match them physically.
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Strong Junior Springbok squad for JWC 2014

April 22, 2014
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Strong Junior Springbok squad for JWC 2014

  A Junior Springbok squad bolstered by several players with Vodacom Super Rugby experience was named by SARU in Cape Town on Tuesday for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship to be hosted by New Zealand from June 2 to 22. Handré Pollard (flyhalf, Vodacom Bulls), André Esterhuizen (centre, Cell C Sharks), Sergeal Petersen...
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Prince William to hand over JWC trophy

April 11, 2014
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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 member of the New Zealand Under 20 side that won the first Junior World...
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Baby Boks for play-off’s

June 22, 2013
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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 off at 15:15, is the last outing for both teams at the 2013 JWC...
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Baby Boks whacked by Wales

June 19, 2013
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Baby Boks whacked by Wales

Luck finally ran out for the henceforth ultra lucky Bokkies when they discovered size matters…
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Pollard back at 12 for semi

June 17, 2013
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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 in the No 10 jersey while Handré Pollard moves to inside centre in place...
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Kirsten blow for Baby Boks

June 16, 2013
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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 session on Saturday afternoon at the Stade Michelin in Vannes. The team will name...
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Baby Boks into semi’s

June 13, 2013
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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 Roche-sur-Yon on Thursday.
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Junior Boks training squad named

January 7, 2013
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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 South Africa last year.
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Baby Boks gets tough JWC draw

November 8, 2012
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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 2013 in France between June 5-23.
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Baby Blacks player breaks his silence on rape allegations

June 28, 2012
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Baby Blacks player breaks his silence on rape allegations

Baby Blacks hooker Nathan Harris has revealed he is the player being investigated for rape by South African police, and vowing he is innocent. June 28, 2012 – 11:35AM Nathan Harris. The Bay of Plenty-based 20-year-old released a statement today, saying he was doing so to prevent a cloud of suspicion falling on all...
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Special era awaiting Boks?

June 23, 2012
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Baby Boks captain Wiaan Liebenberg, wearing No 6 on his back, lifted the IRB Under-20 World Cup trophy at Newlands on Friday night.
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Baby Boks victorious

June 22, 2012
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South Africa ended the dominance of New Zealand in the IRB Junior World Championship with a thrilling 22-16 final triumph at Newlands Friday.
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Junior RWC Final: Boks 22, NZ 16

June 22, 2012
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Junior RWC Final: Boks 22, NZ 16

The Junior Boks will take on the Baby Blacks in an attempt to end their dominance of the Junior Rugby World Cup at Newlands tonight.
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Junior RWC final SOLD OUT

June 22, 2012
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Junior RWC final SOLD OUT

The ‘Sold Out’ signs have been put up at Newlands for the Junior Rugby World Cup final between the Junior Boks and Baby Blacks.
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Broadcast times for all Junior RWC finals matches

June 21, 2012
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Broadcast times for all Junior RWC finals matches

Three weeks of supreme junior rugby will culminate with the “battle of the babies” as the South African under-20s look to halt the Baby Blacks’ four-year junior rugby dominance in the showpiece match of the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship on Friday evening.
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Junior Boks lose Small-Smith

June 18, 2012
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Junior Boks lose Small-Smith

The Junior Boks announced on Monday that William Small-Smith has suffered a knee injury and has been ruled out of Friday’s IRB Junior World Championship 2012 against New Zealand.
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Baby Boks and Kiwis reach Junior RWC final with crushing displays

June 18, 2012
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Baby Boks and Kiwis reach Junior RWC final with crushing displays

The Baby Boks smashed Argentina and the Baby Blacks did the same to Wales
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Baby Boks change 3 for semi’s

June 16, 2012
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Baby Boks change 3 for semi’s

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron made three changes to his starting team that will play Argentina in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior Championship 2012 at DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium on Sunday.
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Theron full of praise for young Boks

June 13, 2012
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Theron full of praise for young Boks

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron was full of praise for his team’s effort after their convincing 28-15 win over England in pool B of the IRB Junior World Championship 2012 in Cape Town on Tuesday.
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5 changes to Baby Bok side for England

June 11, 2012
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5 changes to Baby Bok side for England

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron made five changes to his starting team for their crucial pool B clash against England in the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday.
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Junior RWC games moved to Newlands and CPT stadium

June 8, 2012
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Junior RWC games moved to Newlands and CPT stadium

Rain has prompted the IRB and SA Rugby to move matches from Stellenbosch to Newlands and CPT Stadium.
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Theron makes 11 changes to Baby Boks

June 7, 2012
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Theron makes 11 changes to Baby Boks

Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron made eleven changes to his side to play Italy at the UWC Stadium in their second match of the IRB Junior World Championship 2012.
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Baby Boks for JWC opener versus Irish

June 3, 2012
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Baby Boks for JWC opener versus Irish

Here are the baby Boks for the Ireland game at 18h45 on 4 June 2012
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Scene set for outstanding Junior World Cup

June 1, 2012
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Scene set for outstanding Junior World Cup

With three days to go until the IRB Junior World Championship 2012 kicks off in South Africa, event organisers are anticipating an outstanding tournament that will further the profile of the world’s most prestigious age grade tournament.
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Junior RWC television schedule

June 1, 2012
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Junior RWC television schedule

SuperSport have released the television broadcasting times for the upcoming Junior Rugby World Cup to be hosted in Stellenbosch and Cape Town.
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Theron names Baby Bok squad

May 30, 2012
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Theron names Baby Bok squad

SA Under 20 coach Dawie Theron has confirmed the inclusion of flyhalf Handrè Pollard, winger Raymond Rhule and scrumhalf Vian van der Watt to the final squad of the Junior Springboks that will contest the IRB Junior World Championship 2012 to be held in South Africa from 4 to 22 June 2012.
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Confusion over Baby Boks availability

May 28, 2012
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Confusion over Baby Boks availability

There is some confusion among local Super Rugby coaches over where they stand with regards to players who have been selected for the national Under-20 squad about to contest the Junior World Cup in Stellenbosch and Bellville which starts next week.
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