06/06/2017 at 07:57

World Rugby Under-20 Championship – Fixtures and Result After Two Days of Matches

The 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship is currently taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia, and we are here to report on the latest results in the sporting competition. You can even try some live games till the next games start and win money.
The Championship officially kicked off on Saturday, May 27th, in the cities of Kutaisi and Tbilisi with all 12 team captains expressing their eagerness to get the action underway. And this is quite understandable, considering that the premier age-grade tournament could prove to be an important stepping stone for some of the players. Those who manage to perform well here will have a good chance of getting into their senior national teams, so everyone is trying to do their best to impress.
On day one of the competition, defending champions England, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Italy were all off to a good start to the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017.
In Pool A, England scored an impressive victory over the returning Samoa team at Avchala Stadium with a 74-17 score, while in Pool B New Zealand didn’t disappoint either, making a winning start to their campaign after beating Scotland 42-20 at AIA Arena in Kutiasi.
At the same time, 2016 runners-up Ireland suffered a painful defeat on day one, with a 21-22 result in the match against Italy.
Moving on, the Argentina side faced an ambitious Georgian team in front of the latter’s home crowd at the Avchala Stadium,.and managed a 36-27 win, thus topping Pool C. Also in the same Pool, the match between South Africa and France ended in a 23-23 draw.
The final match of the day at Avchala Stadium was the one between Australia and Wales, in Pool A, with the Australians emerging as winners over Wales (24-17).
As for the second day of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 in Georgia, it was one full of excitement and surprises as well. The race for the semi-final places is getting even fiercer, and defending champions England, New Zealand and Australia managed their second victories.
In Pool A, Australia opened the scoring through Henry Hutchison after 11 minutes and also managed to win the game, with a 33-26 victory against the Samoan side. England’s team also remains unbeaten for the moment, emerging 34-22 winners at the Avchala Stadium in front of their Welsh neighbours and topping Pool A in terms of points gathered thus far.
A big surprise occurred in Pool B, where Scotland managed to beat Ireland 32-28 in the opening match at AIA Arena, for the first time in U20 Championship history. New Zealand lived up to everyone’s expectations with a 68-26 win in the match against Italy, thus remaining at the top of Pool B.
Finally, in Pool C, Argentina lost 25-26 to France after quite a tense game, while South Africa beat Georgia 38-14.
The competition is set to continue on Thursday with the final round of pool matches. Scotland will face Italy in the first match in Kutaisi, while New Zealand will encounter Ireland. In Tbilisi, Wales and Samoa will be the first contenders on the field, followed by Argentina and South Africa. Meanwhile, France will meet host country Georgia and defending champions England will compete against Australia.