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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby BigG » Sat, 08 Apr 2017, 12:41

Quarterfinals will be Japan-Georgia and Portugal-France.[/quote]

Semifinals!

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 08 Apr 2017, 12:54

Sorry!

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 08 Apr 2017, 19:06

Meanwhile, in the next tier down we've had some pretty one-sided quarter finals today:

GER 67 - 5 LUX
RUS 62 - 3 UKR
POL 10 - 50 NED
ROU 39 - 8 CZE

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sun, 09 Apr 2017, 02:55

sk 88 wrote:
grande wrote:
sk 88 wrote:Just to highlight the farce of the home nations pulling out of this comp, they are playing there own one right now and Canada U-19s are invited to that one. I know I'm not going to get a defence of them from this forum anyway but how on earth can they justify this? Its totally bizarre.


Wait, hold on... Canada U18 are playing in the RE tournament and Canada U19 are playing in the shitty 5N tournament?


Yep,

http://www.englandrugby.com/news/england-u18-name-team-face-canada/?sf68783831=1

Rather than have one European competition we have two mix and match competitions. Because the British administrators don't like washing with the plebs.


The nations deigning NOT to play in this OFFICIAL RE event should lose some of their WR funding which should go to other RE members. It's that simple. This is an official RE event. You're an RE member. Therefore play in it or else. Ditto for NZ, and Australia in the same FORU age grade event. You play with Samoa, and Fiji etc or lose funding (which they are doing this year thankfully).

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sun, 09 Apr 2017, 02:58

Armchair Fan wrote:So all results from first day:
Japan 36-10 Belgium
Portugal 26-5 USA
Georgia 43-3 Canada
France 36-9 Spain

In our case, the start couldn't be better due to French indiscipline (0-9 until the 30th minute), but in the second half our guys were clearly exhausted, gifted two easy tries and Samuel Ezeala caught a pretty nasty injury...

Quarterfinals will be Japan-Georgia and Portugal-France.


Still 36-9 is not dishonourable against one of the consistently top age grade countries. Probably 5-6 years ago it would've been 86-9, no?

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 09 Apr 2017, 05:43

Not at all dishonourable, I know, last year the result was 56-14, so there is an improvement. And I believe (I didn't check it too seriously) it's the best result by a T2/T3 in this tournament against France since 2010. But the feeling was a couple of tries could have been prevented and of course it's a shame we had to play France in the first game again...

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 12:14

U18 Georgia's squad for Japan

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 15:31

Belgium 18 - 0 Canada
Spain 26 - USA 22

Our game was truly painful to watch, way too far from the good performance against France.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby TheStroBro » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 16:27

Considering most of our kids are on a Spring Break and weren't in camp to prep for this, pretty good showing.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Coloradoan » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 16:37

TheStroBro wrote:Considering most of our kids are on a Spring Break and weren't in camp to prep for this, pretty good showing.


I don't think it's a full strength team. Pretty sure it's pay to play at this level, which means it's only the kids that can afford it or put a ton of time into fundraising for it.

I watched a little bit of it and the set pieces really struggled.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 18:24

2017 U18 XV MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

France 47 - 0 Portugal
Georgia 42 - 17 Japan

Final:
U18 France - Georgia U18

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby GeoRugby » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 18:31

Great win for Georgia. Third straight France vs Georgia final at this level.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 18:39

I hope you're able to put on a show this time in the final. France proved to be quite undisciplined in the first half against us.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby BigG » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 19:10

My congratulations to Georgia players and coaches. This U18 team looks much better than previous two U18 squads. They play well in attack, but defensive end should be improved.

I do not think we have any chance against France. Poor young country competes with big and rich (both: finances and rugby traditions) nation like France. Hope our guys will show their best.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 21:36

France is France. They are good but it is U18 level and their players are also 18 years old. So best team will be victorious.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby NedRugby » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 23:31

In the U18 trophy semi-finals it was

RUS 27-14 ROM
NED 29-15 GER

5th - 8th places:
POL 19-0 LUX
CZE 41-11 UKR

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 23:41

Congrats, great result for the Netherlands. Lets see what you are capable of in the final.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Neptune » Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 15:43

The African qualifiers for the JWRT tournament start of on the 19th to the 23rd in Madagascar.

Gold Teams are Defending champs Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and hosts Madagascar.

All the best to all teams.

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/kenya-cu ... a-u20-duty

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby victorsra » Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 17:18

The African qualifiers for the JWRT tournament start of on the 19th to the 23rd in Madagascar.

Gold Teams are Defending champs Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and hosts Madagascar.

All the best to all teams.


Wait. Isn't Namibia already in the 2017 World Rugby Trophy?
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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby zgs » Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 21:40

It’s really hard to judge this early, but Georgians look very impressive! For me most inventive and entertaining team of this tournament.
Hope to stay on my opinion after final.
Good luck!

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby lelopride » Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 08:02

zgs wrote:It’s really hard to judge this early, but Georgians look very impressive! For me most inventive and entertaining team of this tournament.
Hope to stay on my opinion after final.
Good luck!


Its hard to judge. Depends how strong this Japan team was, from the looks of it they did not have any islanders. But than I am not sure if they ever have them at this young age.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Neptune » Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 08:05

victorsra wrote:
The African qualifiers for the JWRT tournament start of on the 19th to the 23rd in Madagascar.

Gold Teams are Defending champs Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and hosts Madagascar.

All the best to all teams.


Wait. Isn't Namibia already in the 2017 World Rugby Trophy?


Nope, the team that wins on the 23rd qualifies for the 2017 World Rugby Trophy.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Silver Fox » Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 13:29

I wonder if the participation of Japan, USA and Canada is going to be a one-off.
If it isn't then the only acceptable solution for Canada or the USA finishing last is to demote them to the Trophy.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Scoob » Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 20:43

I watched a replay of Georgia japan under 18.Georgia has some very good players in both forwards and backs.The Japanese defense was not the best.the 2 Georgian centres ran through them a few times.Got some athletic tall loose forwards.Some speedy backs always help and they were good as well.Scrum was dominant as usual.There real star was Tedo Abzhandadze number 10.He broke the line couple times and accurate goal and punt kicking. What needs to happen now in the Aprasidze and Abzhandadze needs to continue there real talent and progress in NZL where coaches can develop there skill base more.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby beber » Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 08:44

Scoob wrote:I watched a replay of Georgia japan under 18.Georgia has some very good players in both forwards and backs.The Japanese defense was not the best.the 2 Georgian centres ran through them a few times.Got some athletic tall loose forwards.Some speedy backs always help and they were good as well.Scrum was dominant as usual.There real star was Tedo Abzhandadze number 10.He broke the line couple times and accurate goal and punt kicking. What needs to happen now in the Aprasidze and Abzhandadze needs to continue there real talent and progress in NZL where coaches can develop there skill base more.


Abzhanadze showed a lot of positive things. He started last two Georgia U20 games and is in the squad for the U20 World Championship. If he's doing well, I think Milton Haig will have to try him during the next REC and why not make the final squad for the next RWC, considering flyhalf is one of the weakest position for Georgia.
I agree with you, Aprasidze and Abzhanadze could learn a lot in NZ. However, I read that Haig is training a selection of the best Didi10 players 3 days per week and then they go with their clubs to train the rest of the week and playing the weekend.

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