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Junior Wallabies setup must-win showdown with Baby Blacks

Tate McDermott scores for the Junior Wallabies against Japan at the U20 World Championship
Junior Wallabies setup must-win showdown with Baby Blacks

A run-in with a over-zealous security guard prevented our man on the ground in the South of France from filing a report on the first game of the Junior Wallabies U20 World Championship. Thankfully ‘Anonymous Rugby Supporter’ got himself media accreditation for Game 2 and was able to get these photos to us.


Matt McTaggart scores for the Junior Wallabies


After a disappointing loss to Wales in their 1st Round Pool A game, the Junior Wallabies have bounced back with a good 54 – 19 win over the Japanese U20 team.

With only the top team from each of the 3 pools, plus the next best team on for and against, going through to the Finals, the Junior Wallabies’ final pool game against New Zealand, is a must win game. No surprises (yet) in other pools (B & C), with England and South Africa looking most likely to progress to the finals.


Australia 54 (Tries: Lonergan 2, Tupou, Ma’afu, McDermott, Hansen, McTaggart, Wood; Conv: Lucas 4, Harrison 3) defeated Japan 19 (Tries: Yamasawa, Yamamoto, Vakalahi; Conv: Mamada, Mori)




Round 1

Pool A

Wales 26 def Australia 21

New Zealand 67 def Japan 0

Pool B

England 39 def Argentina 18

Italy 27 def Scotland 26

Pool C

South Africa 33 def Georgia 27

France 26 def Ireland 24


Round 2

Pool A

Australia 54 def Japan 19

New Zealand 42 def Wales 10

Pool B

Argentina 29 def Scotland 13

England 43 def Italy 5

Pool C

France 24 def Georgia 12

South Africa 30 def Ireland 17


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