Samoa Under 20s v Italy Under 20s Live

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Wednesday 10th June 16:30 GMT


There will be little at stake on Wednesday at the Peroni Stadium, Calvisano when Samoa face the host nation Italy Under 20s, in Pool B of the IRB Junior World Championship. Neither side will have entered the tournament with too many expectations, given that the Pool also contains Australia and South Africa U20s. However, both teams may be somewhat disappointed that they have not been more competitive during their opening two fixtures.

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Italy. who finished with the Wooden Spoon in the 2015 6_nations, after losing all five matches, have been beaten 5-33 by the Junior Boks, and 15-31 by the Australian youngsters. Their game plan has been somewhat limited, and has been largely confined to a kick and chase game. The Samoa Under 20s opened with a 22-34 loss to Australia, a scoreline that is closer than the actual match was, with the Australians always having things under control. A second loss followed to the Junior Boks, who won 40-8.

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Both sides will be keen to gain the win that should ensure that they do not become embroiled in a bitter relegation battle, and will retain their places in next year's tournament, scheduled to be held in England. The side finishing twelfth, will be replaced by Georgia in 2016.

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Posted: 10th June 2015

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