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20s World Championship in South Africa 2024

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South Africa hosts back-to-back U20 Championships (June 29 - July 19)

The World Rugby U20 Championship 2024 will be played over five match days in the Western Cape regions of Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The world’s best 12 nations have been placed into three pools of four with three-time consecutive winners France placed in Pool A alongside New Zealand, Wales and Spain, who will make their debut after winning the World Rugby U20 Trophy in 2023.

After claiming a bronze medal with a superb defensive and forward display, the Junior Springboks will look to impress again on home soil and face England, Argentina and Fiji in Pool C while 2023 runners-up Ireland, Australia, Georgia and Italy make up Pool B.

The final will be played at Cape Town Stadium on 19 July. Danie Craven Stadium, Athlone Stadium, and Cape Town Stadium are the three match venues.

World Rugby U20 Championship 2024 participating teams: Argentina, Australia, England, Fiji, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and Wales.

Scotland aiming for promotion on home soil (July 2 - 17)

The World Rugby U20 Trophy 2024 switches to the northern hemisphere after a successful event in Kenya in 2023. Played in Scotland over four match days at Hive Stadium in Edinburgh, the 2024 edition will feature eight teams fighting for promotion to the World Rugby U20 Championship 2025.

The World Rugby U20 Trophy 2024 participating teams are: Japan (relegated from the U20 Championship in 2023), Scotland (hosts), Hong Kong China (Asia), Netherlands (Europe), Uruguay (South America) and Africa, North America and Oceania representatives.
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Re: 20s World Championship in South Africa 2024

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Forwards (17):
Alex Usanov (Clontarf FC/Leinster)
Stephen Smyth (Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
Patreece Bell (Sale Sharks/IQ Rugby)
Alan Spicer (UCD RFC/Leinster)
Evan O’Connell (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster) (captain)
James McKillop (Queen’s University RFC/Ulster)
Max Flynn (Corinthians RFC/Connacht)*
Brian Gleeson (Garryowen FC/Munster)
Emmet Calvey (Shannon RFC/Munster)
Danny Sheahan (Cork Constitution FC/Munster)
Jacob Boyd (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
Billy Corrigan (Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
Sean Edogbo (UCC RFC/Munster)
Bryn Ward (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
Luke Murphy (Shannon RFC/Munster)
Mikey Yarr (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)*
Andrew Sparrow (UCD RFC/Leinster)

Backs (13):
Oliver Coffey (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Jack Murphy (Clontarf FC/Ulster)
Hugo McLaughlin (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)
Hugh Gavin (Galwegians RFC/Connacht)
Wilhelm de Klerk (UCD RFC/Ulster)
Finn Treacy (Galwegians RFC/Connacht)
Ben O’Connor (UCC RFC/Munster)
Tadhg Brophy (Naas RFC/Leinster)
Sean Naughton (Galway Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
Sam Berman (Terenure RFC/Ulster)
Davy Colbert (Dublin University FC/Leinster)
Ruben Moloney (UCD RFC/Leinster)*
Jake O’Riordan (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster)*

*Denotes uncapped at U20s level

Saturday, 29 June: Ireland v Italy, DHL Stadium, Cape Town, 4.30pm local time/3.30pm Irish time
Thursday, 4 July: Ireland v Georgia, Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch, 2pm local time/1pm Irish time
Tuesday, 9 July: Ireland v Australia, Athlone Sports Stadium, Cape Town, 2pm local time/1pm Irish time
Sunday, 14 July: Match Day 4 (Semi-finals and play-off matches)
Friday, 19 July: Match Day 5 (Final and ranking matches).
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Re: 20s World Championship in South Africa 2024

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Kind of embarrassing how Ulster are trumpeting 6 guys in the 20s squad - I mean, be honest. It's 3. Which is dreadful.

Hugh was hemming and hawing in the fan's forum about how to measure success at age grade, well to me it's pretty obvious, results in the inter-pros (which have been desperate for the last couple of seasons) and representation in Ireland squads (likewise). Ulster need to up their game, fast.
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