Baby Springboks down Baby Blacks in France

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 07:22 24/06/2013

Relevant offers

All Blacks

Sabbatical could keep Jerome Kaino on NZ Rugby books English club Wasps confirm the signing of one-test All Black Frank Halai Faumuina wants to be top of the props for All Blacks All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina re-signs with New Zealand rugby and rebuffs French cash Victory in the ring crucial for Sonny Bill Williams' sporting master plan Ben Franks confirms London Irish deal New Zealand rugby wages put into perspective as rich list revealed Jerome Kaino targeted by French and British clubs One-test All Black Frank Halai set to leave New Zealand and sign with Wasps Gifford: Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams' clowning masked rugby skills

The New Zealand Under-20 rugby team have finished fourth at the Junior World Cup, losing 41-34 to South Africa in the third-place playoff this morning.

The Baby Blacks rushed out to a 21-0 lead at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes, France, with two tries from left winger Lolagi Visinia and one from No 8 Joseph Edwards, but conceded 21 points in the last six minutes of the half to let South Africa back in.

Despite this, the Kiwis still took a 26-21 advantage into the break thanks to fullback Joseph Webber dotting down on the stroke of halftime.

Their previous lapse, however, as well as second half yellow cards to both Jordan Manihera and Kalafi Pongi, cost Chris Boyd's side of any chance of leaving France on a winning note.

They extended their advantage to eight points with a Simon Hickey penalty early in the second half, but then ill-discipline cost them.

When Irish referee Dudley Phillips sent Manihera then Pongi to the sin-bin, the Baby Boks pounced, scoring 20 points to open up a 41-29 lead.

Manihera scored with six minutes to go leaving his side a converted try short of drawing level but the South African defence held on.

England, who accounted fro New Zealand in the semi-final, became first time champions by beating Wales 23-15 in the final.

France beat Argentina 37-34 in the fifth-sixth playoff while Australia beat Ireland 28-17 to secure seventh. 

South Africa 41 (Tries: Luther Obi, Luan de Bruin, Seabelo  Senatla, Ruan Steenkamp, Kwagga Smith, Stefan Ungerer. Handre Pollard 4 con, 1 pen) beat New Zealand 34 (Tries: Lolagi Visinia 2 tries, Joseph Edwards, Joseph Webber, Jordan Manihera. Simon Hickey 3 con, 1 pen).

Referee: Dudley Phillips. Halftime: 21-26. Yellow cards: Jordan Manihera, Kalafi Pongi.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the best-performed All Blacks forward on the northern tour?

Dane Coles

Nathan Harris

Keven Mealamu

Wyatt Crockett

Charlie Faumuina

Ben Franks

Owen Franks

Joe Moody

Brodie Retallick

Luke Romano

Jeremy Thrush

Patrick Tuipulotu

Sam Whitelock

Sam Cane

Jerome Kaino

Richie McCaw

Liam Messam

Kieran Read

Vitor Vito

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content