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The World Rugby U20 Championship 2024 kicks off on the 29th of June in South Africa, fixtures have just been announced!

 

Cape Town, South Africa (30 May 2024) – Cape Town has become a popular host of the World Rugby U20 Championship, with this upcoming event being yet another highly anticipated rugby event.

Fixtures and venues have been announced for the 14th edition of the World Rugby U20 Championship which will take place between 29 June – 19 July, 2024 in the Western Cape, South Africa for a second successive year.

The tournament will be played over five match days where the world’s 12 best teams will compete across three world-class venues. Danie Craven Stadium and Athlone Stadium will stage pool matches while the iconic Cape Town Stadium will play host to key fixtures, including the opener, semi-finals and the final.

Three-time champions France will begin their title defence against Pool A opponents and World Rugby U20 Trophy 2023 winners Spain at Cape Town Stadium on 29 June. The Junior Springboks finished third at the last edition on home soil and will look to draw inspiration from their Rugby World Cup-winning senior team to go all the way and be crowned U20 champions for the first time since 2012.

The World Rugby U20 Championship 2024 will be the first international competition to feature the three new law amendments implemented to promote ball in flow and diversity of attacking options, while supporting player welfare.

A package of six law trials will also operate, including the simplified red card sanction process, approved by the World Rugby Executive Board.

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said:

“The World Rugby U20 Championship is the pinnacle of age-grade rugby, and it continues to be a key part of World Rugby’s investment in increasing the competitiveness of global rugby by providing a meaningful pathway to the elite level for talented young players.

“The South African Rugby Union were incredible hosts in 2023 and we are confident that they will deliver an outstanding experience for players and fans alike. We are also very excited to see the new law amendments which will improve the on-field spectacle for anyone watching, promoting an exciting attacking brand of rugby.”

SA Rugby CEO Rian Oberholzer said:

“Last year’s tournament was an unforgettable experience and we’re expecting more of the same this year. With the recent U20 Rugby Championship, we saw how closely matched the four SANZAAR teams were, and it was the same in the U20 Six Nations, where England emerged victorious.

“To host the next generation of superstars next month is a great privilege and we can’t wait to welcome their families, friends and fans to South Africa.

“The World Rugby U20 Championship plays an important role in the global rugby picture and is key in promoting and growing the game, while we are also excited to unearth the next generation of Springboks.”

Tickets are being kept very cost-effective to ensure the public can join in and go on sale on the 31st of May 2024. Fixtures can be found here, and the pools are as follows:

Pool A

  • France
  • New Zealand
  • Spain
  • Wales

Pool B

  • Australia
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Italy

Pool C

  • Argentina
  • Fiji
  • England
  • South Africa

Sources: World Rugby – Supplied
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