Jean Smith of South Africa tackled by Benjamin Grondona of Argentina during the World Rugby U20 Championship match at Athlone Stadium 4 July 2023. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/World Rugby)
- The World Rugby U20 Championship is returning to the Western Cape for the second successive year.
- The Junior Springboks are pooled with England, Argentina and Fiji.
- The event will run from 29 June to 19 July.
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The World Rugby U20 Championship will again be hosted in the Western Cape in 2024, World Rugby announced on Wednesday.
The 12 best Under-20 sides in the world will head to these shores in June, with the event to be played over five match days in Stellenbosch and Cape
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The teams will be grouped into three pools of four, with the Junior Springboks, who claimed bronze last year, featuring in Pool C alongside England, Argentina and Fiji.
Three-time defending champions France are in Pool A with New Zealand, Wales and Spain, who will make their debut after winning the World Rugby U20 Trophy in 2023.
Last year’s runners-up, Ireland, will contest Pool B with Australia, Georgia and I
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