Junior World Cup: Aussies Defeat Italy But Fate Out of Their Hands

ARU Media Release - The Australian Under 20s have probably missed out on making the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championship despite defeating Italy 29-3 at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe this afternoon. Australia look to have secured second spot in Pool A, with results from New Zealand’s final pool match against Scotland at 5:35pm AEST today to determine Australia’s final tournament position. If New Zealand defeat Scotland with a bonus point win by scoring four or more tries, they will equal Australia on tournament points. However, New Zealand, which has a superior points differential compared to Australia, would take fourth spot, earning a semi-finals berth and relegating Australia to the fifth position playoff. Australian Under 20s Head Coach Adrian Thompson was happy with the way the team adapted to the wet New Z
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