The Junior All Blacks have secured the ANZ Pacific Nations Cup after Fiji edged out Samoa 19-14 and Japan defeated Tonga 19-21 in the latest round of matches. Those results me More
The Junior All Blacks won 52-21 against Japan today in Lautoka in a classic match of two halves. More
Unlike the New Zealand Under 23 Junior sides of previous years, the Junior All Blacks are not an age grade side. It is in fact the second national team behind the All Blacks. Since a New Zealand Junior side was sent to Japan in 1958, they have played against a host of international sides including the British & Irish Lions, Australia, England, South Africa, Fiji and Tonga.
Many players in previous New Zealand Juniors sides have also gone on to play for the All Blacks. Among them are Colin Meads, Kel Tremain, Graham Mourie, Ian Kirkpatrick and Grant Fox.
Junior All Blacks co-coach Colin Cooper played for the 1982 side on their Internal Tour - the team won all four matches.
The Junior All Blacks have won the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Pacific Nations Cup.
|Junior All Blacks 47||vs||25 Tonga|
|Junior All Blacks 52||vs||12 Japan|
|Junior All Blacks 45||vs||17 Fiji|
|Junior All Blacks 17||vs||16 Samoa|