Friday, June 13, 2008
The IRB Junior World Championship is currently taking place in Wales, with under 20 teams from all over taking part in a fantastic tournament that has had talent a plenty on show and has been highly enjoyable to watch.
With the way rugby is going these days, professional players are getting younger and younger, therefore, this Championship boasts a number of top flight players on teams such as Australia, New Zealand and England to name a few.
That means that the standard is high, and the competition ferocious, with the top sides already having notched up big scores against teams that seemingly have a huge lack of depth.
The next round of matches take place tomorrow, on Saturday, when the pool stages come to an end. In Pool A New Zealand meet Argentina and Ireland face Tonga, both at Cardiff Arms Park.
Pool B sees Samoa facing South Africa in what should be a bruise fest, and the USA face Scotland, both games being played at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham.
England meet Australia while Canada face Fiji in Pool C at Newport's Rodney Parade, and France tackle hosts Wales and Italy meet Japan in Pool D at Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
If you're close to any of those areas, get along for the games as tickets are cheap and the rugby is top class.
The four Pool winners will then progress to the semi-finals on Wednesday, June 18, with the other teams playing off for the other placing from fifth to 16th on the two remaining match days.
After many requests for footage, weve thrown together this basic video that shows tries from each of the participating nations. Furthermore, we'll do our best to bring you footage from the Semi's and Final as they happen.
When You Were Young by The Killers
Credit: With thanks to the IRB
Read a detailed preview of tomorrow's games here