Richard Ferguson

SA win bid for prestigious tournament

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 8 Apr 2011 at 19:47
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The IRB has announced that South Africa will host the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship. The games will all be played in Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

The world’s best Under 20 players will be in the Southern region of South Africa for three weeks where 12 teams will seek the top prize in Under 20 rugby.

More than 80 players have graduated from the tournament since its inauguration in 2008 to win full international caps, including Patrick Lambie who mixed with stars at the official launch at the Cape Town Planetarium this week..

SARU President Oregan Hoskins said his organisation is thrilled at the prospect of hosting another international Rugby tournament in South Africa.

The IRB Junior World Championship 2011 kicks off in Italy on June 10 with the final being played in Padova on June 26. The current world champions are New Zealand, having defeated Australia to lift the prestigious title in Argentina last summer for the third year in succession. South Africa again finished third, as they have in all previous IRB Junior World Championships to date.


  • Why just in Cape Town and Stellenbosch? Anyone would think it’s actually nice there!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.04.11 19:52:28 by SharonvanWyk Reply
  • πŸ˜† @ SharonvanWyk
    Its the mountain my dear. Its all about the mountain…

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.04.11 20:07:26 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 2) : πŸ˜† Not much of it in Stellenbosch, now is there. So I’m guessing it must be the wine? Imagine, loads of under 20s getting plastered on the Cape’s finest… And then falling off the bleedin’ mountain! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.04.11 20:11:07 by SharonvanWyk Reply
  • what better place to have them

    love the Cape just want to go back

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.04.11 20:14:22 by chaz Reply

  • Good news: u20 RWC in SA πŸ™‚
    Bad News: it’s in the W/Cape. πŸ™
    More good news: the Mayan prophecy is set to kick in next year. πŸ˜›
    More bad news: W/Cape might still be able to hold the tournament before the world ends and they’ll have so much to say about it that the end won’t come soon enough. πŸ˜₯

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.04.11 20:24:19 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 5) : πŸ˜† Bravo. And hear hear! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.04.11 20:37:29 by SharonvanWyk Reply
  • Do these tournaments get televised these days?

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.04.11 20:44:40 by Ben Reply
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  • CT rocks.

    But I’m looking forward to being in sunny Durbs all of next week!

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.04.11 20:54:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Danie Craven stadium…awesome venue…16 000 capacity… Hosted a world cup game before…okes are going to jol in Stellies..I’m way too keen..

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.04.11 01:38:41 by mikey Reply

  • Would be cool if it’s on the telly. I really hope we get to host a proper RWC again.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.04.11 08:34:55 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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