More than 300 players selected for Rugby World Cup 2019 have come through either the World Rugby U20 Championship or U20 Trophy.
On a thrilling final day that had everything, Japan secured promotion back to the World Rugby U20 Championship thanks to a last-gasp victory over Portugal in the final of the U20 Trophy in Brazil.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has hailed this year’s World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina as “one of the great tournaments” after watching France win back-to-back titles on a thrilling final day of action.
France edged a titanic battle with Australia in the World Rugby U20 Championship 2019 final to successfully defend the title they won on home soil in 2018 and deny the Junior Wallabies a first ever title.
Will it be a first World Rugby U20 Championship title for Australia or will France go back-to-back in Rosario on Saturday? We preview the title decider and the other five matches – including the relegation battle between Scotland and Fiji – on the final day in Argentina.
Hosts France were crowned World Rugby U20 Championship 2018 winners, lifting the distinctive trophy for the first time following a 33-25 defeat of England before a sold-out crowd in Béziers
France and Australia play out classic World Rugby U20 Championship final in Argentina.