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All you have to know

All you have to know


The U20 Rugby World Cup semi-finals will happen on Sunday, 9 July and hosts South Africa concerned. The Junior Boks are the one southern hemisphere aspect within the final 4, although, with France, England and Eire the opposite three nations nonetheless within the working to raise the trophy.

However who will they play within the semi-final? And who’s within the different final 4 sport? Right hereโ€™s all you have to know

Learn extra:ย The right way to watch the U20 Rugby World Cup semi-finals

U20 Rugby World Cup semi-final fixtures

Each semi-finals will happen on Sunday and be performed on the Athlone Stadium in Cape City, South Africa. The fixtures are:

Eire v South Africa, kick-off 3.30pm BST

France v England, kick-off 6pm BST

Every workforce has had a special journey to securing their semi-final spot.


Eire topped their pool after profitable two pool matches and drawing one. However their marketing campaign has been overshadowed by two tragedies which have hit the squad.

Former Scotland worldwide scrum-half Greig Oliver, who was on the match watching his son Jack signify Eire, died in a paragliding accident.

And the workforce are additionally mourning the deaths of Andrew Oโ€™Donnell and Max Wall, two youngsters identified to the squad who’ve died in Greece.

Eire have additionally needed to take care of accidents and bans to gamers. Stars like Harry West and Ruadhรกn Quinn have sustained accidents whereas James McNabneyย and alternativeย Rory Telfer had been banned after their match with Australia. They joined Hugh Cooney, who had already been banned after Eireโ€™s match towards England.

South Africa

South Africa put in a heroic late efficiency to safe their final 4 spot.

The workforce had been dropping their closing pool match 16-7 at half-time towards Argentina. Nevertheless, a valiant effort within the second 40 noticed them win the match 24-16 to pip Georgia off the highest spot within the pool.


France head into the semi-finals as the highest seed after profitable all three of their pool matches. Certainly one of their most spectacular performances got here towards New Zealand the place they gained 35-14.

Certainly one of their breakout stars Posolo Tuilagi gained Participant of the Match after scoring two tries. If France do finally raise the trophy it is going to be their third successive U20 World Cup win stretching throughout 5 years. That is the primary U20 World Cup since 2019 because of Covid.


England certified for the final 4 by the pores and skin of their tooth. Of their closing pool sport they conceded a late strive towards Australia to attract 22-22 which meant they needed to watch for different outcomes to return in. England had been second of their group and solely the perfect runner-up certified. They made it by however face a troublesome opponent in favourites France.

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