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Rugby Junior World Trophy Chile 2008


By Kath
April 13 2008

Rugby The IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy kicks off this week in Chile. Eight nations will take part in this inaugural competition with each nation having a 26 man squad. To check out the squads click on the country links below which will take you directly to the IRB website and we will endeavour to update the scores as we get them in.

 

 

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IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy - Chile 2008

The IRB  Junior World Rugby Trophy kicks off this week in Chile.  Eight nations will take part in this inaugural competition with each nation having a 26 man squad.

Many of the players named in the squads have played for their countries at U19 level over the last two years.   The restructuring of age grade rugby to combine both the Under 19 and Under 21 levels into two new tournaments – IRB Junior World Championship and IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy – at Under 20 level has given these players another chance to taste success.

Chile who host the competition are very versatile and will no doubt have home crowd support.   Romania  and Nambia are both physical and  strong.  Korea have confirmed they will be looking at their defence to aid them.  The Cook Islands are still searching for their first victory in an International Rugby Board age grade tournament.   Jamaica have already created history simply by qualifying for the inaugural IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy, and emerging nation for rugby they have been taught the entire laws of the game going through not just physical fitness and endurance but the whole works.

As for Georgia  the number of people wanting to play the sport has increased greatly on the back of the World Cup and Georgia’s climb to the top of the European Nations Cup standings with three wins in 2008.

Romania and Georgia scrum down against each in their Division B match at the IRB Under 19 World Championship 2007.

Pool A

Date

Team A

score

Team B

Venue

15 Apr1400

Romania

28-26

Namibia

Stade Français, Santiago

15 Apr1600

Chile

33-10

Cook Islands

Stade Français, Santiago

19 Apr1400

Romania

46-7

Cook Islands

Estadio San Carlos,Santiago

19 Apr1600

Chile

20-6

Namibia

Estadio San Carlos,Santiago

23 Apr1400

Namibia

25-14

Cook Islands

Estadio San Carlos,Santiago

23 Apr1400

Chile

14-3

Romania

Stade Français, Santiago

Pool B

Date

Team AscoreTeam BVenue
15 Apr1400Georgia90-3JamaicaEstadio San Carlos,Santiago
15 Apr1600Uruguay67-8KoreaEstadio San Carlos,Santiago
19 Apr1400Georgia50-31KoreaStade Français, Santiago
19 Apr1600Uruguay82-0JamaicaStade Français, Santiago
23 Apr1400Korea55-17JamaicaEstadio San Carlos,Santiago
23 Apr1400Uruguay20-16Georgia

Stade Français, Santiago
 

7th Place Play-Off

DateTeam AscoreTeam BVenue
27 Apr 1000Cook Islands54-15JamaicaStade Français, Santiago

5th Place Play-Off

DateTeam AscoreTeam BVenue
27 Apr 1200Namibia36-29KoreaStade Français, Santiago

3rd Place Play-Off

DateTeam AscoreTeam BVenue
27 Apr 1430Romania10-34GeorgiaStade Français, Santiago

Final

DateTeam AscoreTeam BVenue
27 Apr 1600Chile8-20UruguayStade Français, Santiago

IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy Match Official Panel:

Referee Panel
Salvador Encinas (Chile)
Heykel Bahroun (Tunisia)
Ucha Narmianidze (Georgia)
Gustavo Gerbasi (Uruguay)
Horatiu Bargaunas (Romania)
Javier Mancuso (Argentina)
Marcin Zeszutek (Poland)
Specialist touch judge: Jaime Vial (Chile)
Tournament Referee Manager: Bernd Gabbei (Germany)

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Unofficial England Rugby Union (IP Logged)
14/04/2008 08:01
Rugby Junior World Trophy Chile 2008

 
Re: Rugby Junior World Trophy Chile 2008
Admin: (IP Logged)
16/04/2008 08:36
Wow baptism of fire for Jamaica.

Georgia’s power and big tournament experience proved too much for brave Jamaica as they began their IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy campaign with a 90-3 victory at the Estadio San Carlos in Santiago, Chile.

Centre Rati Nutsubidze scored 19 of Georgia’s points, including seven conversions and one try.

Jamaica showed their naivety at this level, but with athletes of such obvious talent as lock Andre McFarlane and three more games in this tournament, they can only benefit from this experience.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008:04:16:08:43:37 by Kath..

 
Re: Rugby Junior World Trophy Chile 2008
Admin: (IP Logged)
20/04/2008 08:36
Awww you have to feel sorry for Jamaica (Sm18)

 
Re: Rugby Junior World Trophy Chile 2008
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24/04/2008 08:48
Chile v Uruguay in the Final

 
Re: Rugby Junior World Trophy Chile 2008
Admin: (IP Logged)
28/04/2008 08:10
Chile 8-20 Uruguay

Uruguay have been crowned the inaugural IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy champions after coming from behind to beat host nation Chile 20-8 in the final at the Stade Français Club in Santiago on Sunday.

The early exchanges between the two teams, dominated by ferocious tackling and peppered with unforced errors, reflected the anxiety and emotion of the 30 players.

Overall it was a clash of the equals – two teams of similar size, similar desire to win, know-how and levels of skill who knew each other well, having met frequently at various age groups in a South American or international context.

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