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Saturday 20th June 09:00 GMT

 

Argentina and Japan Under 20s meet on Saturday to decide who finishes ninth and who finishes in tenth place at the 2015 Junior World Cup, in Italy. The South Americans can consider themselves somewhat unlucky to be contesting the minor placing’s after their performances in the first two Pool matches, when they were defeated by late penalties against both Ireland, and New Zealand, who have subsequently progressed to the final, where they will play England.

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However, Japan have excelled themselves in avoiding relegation match, after finishing rock bottom of the classifications at the end of the qualifying stage with three defeats from three games, and a points difference of -155. However, they thoroughly deserved their win in their play-off semi-final, when they overcame the bigger and hugely physical Samoan youngsters by a margin of 29-12.

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In their own semi-final, Argentina Under 20s disposed of the hosts Italy, much as expected, given the poor tournament that the Italians had experienced during the Pool stages, when their limitations had been exposed by South Africa, Australia and Samoa. What was perhaps a little unexpected was the margin of victory, which saw Argentina cross their opponents line six times, on their way to a 46-5 win in Viadana.


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Posted: 20th June 2015


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