Junior Wallabies confident revamped program will lead to better U20s World Cup results

Junior Wallabies coach Jason Gilmore is confident Australia’s revamped under 20s program will produce better results at the U20s World Cup this year and in the years to come. Gilmore’s 55-man training squad have already participated in three five day camps, with one more to come ahead of April’s Oceania U20s Championship. Previously, Australian side’s have had limited preparation for the annual under 20s World Cup and haven't made the semi finals since 2011. “The reality is it’s a really tight competition and if you drop one game, then you’re out of the top four,” Gilmore said. “I think the competition is a lot different to 10 years ago when Southern Hemisphere teams would just roll through to the semi finals. With the Six Nations U20s, those European nations are a lot stronger and much better prepared.” However the former QLD Country NRC coach admitted his side needed to break through into the competition’s top four. “That’s what you play fo
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