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Today, continues the second day of the 2015 World Rugby’s U-20 championship in two Italian cities. This competition amalgamated former U-19 and U-21 events into one tournament.
Twelve nations are competing for the title, last won by England. Four teams play in three pools as follows:
Pool A: England, France, Wales, and Japan
Pool B: South Africa, Australia, Samoa, and Italy
Pool C: New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina, and Scotland
Many players have gone on to play for their national teams.
The results of the opening round were:
New Zealand 68-10 Scotland
South Africa 33-15 Italy
Argentina 34-22 Samoa
England 59-10 Japan
Ireland 18-Argentina 16
France 19-10 Wales
The Italian hosts scheduled the event, first in the San Michele Stadium in Calvisano and the Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium in Parma. Four stadiums will see games played in the tournament,
Pool play continues this Saturday, June 6, with the second round, and the third, and final pool event will be June 10th.