SANZAAR has announced that an Under 20 (U20) version of The Rugby Championship will kick-off in 2024. The Championship will see up and coming stars of Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa rugby do battle on an annual basis.
Defending champions France will go into the World Rugby U20 Championship 2023 semifinals as the top seeds after a 43-19 victory over Wales saw them top Pool A with the only perfect record in this year's competition in the Western Cape of South Africa.
The New Zealand Under 20 team has been named ahead of their final World Rugby U20 Championship pool match against Japan Under 20. The match kicks off on Tuesday 4 July, at 4.00PM SAT (2.00AM Wednesday 5 July NZST) at Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch.
The New Zealand Under 20 team has been named ahead of their second World Rugby U20 Championship pool match against France Under 20. The match kicks off on Thursday 29 June, at 1.30PM SAT (11.30PM Thursday 29 June NZST) at Paarl Gymnasium, South Africa.