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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Coloradoan » Mon, 19 Dec 2016, 22:57

victorsra wrote:July? Just one month before the Trophy's kickoff?


My mistake. It's June:

AIG Men's Junior All-Americans | 2016-17 Calendar

Evaluation Camps
Dec. 2-4 - Atlanta, Georgia
Dec. 9-11 - San Francisco, California
Dec. 16-18 - Phoenix, Arizona

Developmental Camps
Jan. 13-16, 2017 - Chula Vista, California
Feb. 10-12, 2017 - Austin, Texas

World Rugby U20 Trophy Qualifier
June 9-19, 2017 - Langford, British Columbia, Canada

World Rugby U20 Trophy
Aug. 25 - Sept. 11, 2017 - Montevideo, Uruguay

Read more at https://www.usarugby.org/2016/11/year-o ... jOLpbIC.99

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Suiram » Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 08:54

Looks like a great squad against Canada. Happy to see not just a Christmas-break camp but actually give 30 guys a chance to play against international competition.

Also having the qualifier in June means the US can actually name something closer to a real U20 team. I'm sure you'll still have some guys pass, but at least its not right in the middle of the school year.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Neptune » Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 09:21

Sables4EVA wrote:This is a link to the report on the international u19 series being played this year. I consists of the SA Schools side, SA 'A' Schools side, Italy, France, Wales and England.

http://www.sarugby.co.za/article.aspx?c ... id=3655214

Next fixtures are on tuesday:
SA vs France
SA 'A' vs England
Wales vs Italy


Sables4EVA , kindly enlighten me on craven week. I have seen you have mentioned it in several of your threads. Thanks

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby sk 88 » Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 14:50

Craven week is like a big under 19s festival in South Africa where all the provincial unions, plus Namibia and Zimbabwe, send sides and players are scouted for the currie cup and vodacom cup I think. It is very prestigious.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Coloradoan » Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 16:16

Suiram wrote:Looks like a great squad against Canada. Happy to see not just a Christmas-break camp but actually give 30 guys a chance to play against international competition.

Also having the qualifier in June means the US can actually name something closer to a real U20 team. I'm sure you'll still have some guys pass, but at least its not right in the middle of the school year.


The U19 squad is strong but still seems to be missing Cal, St Mary's and BYU players. Not sure about the others but based on Cal's 7s season, they have a few eligible guys who would make it. I wish we could get some clarity on that situation.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Neptune » Wed, 21 Dec 2016, 10:45

sk 88 wrote:Craven week is like a big under 19s festival in South Africa where all the provincial unions, plus Namibia and Zimbabwe, send sides and players are scouted for the currie cup and vodacom cup I think. It is very prestigious.


hmmm, I think Kenya and Uganda should seriously consider taking age grade players to Craven week. At the moment, Kenya only has one player playing proffesional rugby in the AVIVA premiership, and this was after he was scouted at the 2014 Vodacom cup. Im talking about Joshua Chisanga who plays at backrow for the Newcastle Falcons.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 04 Jan 2017, 14:49

Armchair Fan wrote:In case somebody can enlighten us, I copy and paste a couple a messages from Georgian rugby thread:
GeoRugby wrote:According to GRU webpage, U18 European championship in 2017 will include Georgia, France, Portugal, USA, Canada, Japan, Belgium and Russia. It`ll take place between 6-16 April.

Armchair Fan wrote:How is that possible? Russia were only seventh in 2016 U18 Championship, behind Spain and Germany.


The only half reasonable explanation is that Russia earned promotion in 2015 and they want to compensate them for what happened last year, but I don't think it's fair to punish a generation two years later for a problem that was created by third parties...

Rugby Canada tweets Spain should be the last team un U18 Euro Open and not Russia: https://twitter.com/RugbyCanada/status/ ... 4264576000

Aaaaaand Rugby Europe retweets it. Never been so happy about a Georgian Rugby Union mistake :D

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 12:47

New Rugby Europe website has disclosed matchups for U18 and U20 European championships.

These are U18 Open Euro Champs quarterfinals:
Georgia v Canada
France v Spain (again...)
USA v Portugal
Belgium v Japan

And U20 European Championships, World Rugby Trophy qualifier:
Spain v Switzerland
Romania v Belgium
Portugal v Netherlands
Russia v Germany

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Neptune » Wed, 25 Jan 2017, 09:05

Looks like WR has now changed the formats. It will now be U -20 instead of the previous U-19 in Africa, and will be held in April instead of August each year.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 25 Jan 2017, 11:13

Neptune wrote:Looks like WR has now changed the formats. It will now be U -20 instead of the previous U-19 in Africa, and will be held in April instead of August each year.


The Trophy 2016 in Zimbabwe was already an U20. The U20 replaced the U19 in 2008. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_IRB_ ... ampionship
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 03 Feb 2017, 09:26

The upcoming U20-Euro (March 25th to April 2nd) was apparently moved from Poznan, Poland on short notice to Bucarest, Romania.
Anybody knows what happened?
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 03 Feb 2017, 10:28

Short notice? It's been a while since it was disclosed it was going to take place in Bucharest.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 03 Feb 2017, 10:33

Armchair Fan wrote:Short notice? It's been a while since it was disclosed it was going to take place in Bucharest.


:D The German federation just posted about this today on facebook. Thought it was something new.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Neptune » Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 12:21

Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya and Uganda to play their regional under - 20 African rugby championship in April in Madagascar, as confirmed by Rugby Afrique. May the best team win. :)

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 04 Mar 2017, 19:28

Netherlands U18 played their Czech counterparts as a curtain raiser to today's NL v Portugal match. Netherlands won 75-0.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Silver Fox » Mon, 13 Mar 2017, 18:09

And in another practice game last saturday they, albeit again at home they also beat belgium.
Netherlands U18 - belgium U18: 26 - 15

For what it's worth. You never know how strong travelling teams are.
but encouraging nonetheless.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 14 Mar 2017, 22:47

After an edition where New Zealand and Australia only faced each other, Fiji and Samoa have been invited to Oceania U20 Championship:
http://www.allblacks.com/News/30501/fij ... mpionships

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby ormond lad » Thu, 16 Mar 2017, 22:43

Japan u19s in Ireland on a tour at the moment.
They playeed a Munster side yesterday

Munster U19 Development:
15. Sean Hudson (Bandon Grammar)
14. Ikem UgWueru (Ennis RFC)
13. Kieran Dunne (Sale Sharks)
12. David McCarthy (Garryowen RFC)
11. Paul Clancy (Castletroy College)
10. Alex Molloy (Waterpark RFC)
9. Craig Casey (Ardscoil Rís)
1. Josh Wycherly (Cistercian Roscrea)
2. Diarmuid Barron (Garryowen RFC)
3. James French (Bandon Grammar)
4. Colin Deane (Bandon Grammar)
5. Fintan Coleman (Crescent College)
6. Sean Duffy (CBC)
7. Jack Daly (Castleisland RFC)
8. John Hodnett (Clonakilty RFC)
Replacements from: 16. Tadgh McCarthy (Bantry/UCC), 17. Luke Masters (CBC), 18. Ashley Deane (Bandon Grammar), 19. Paddy Kelly (St Munchin’s College), 20. Odhran Ring (Ardscoil Rís), 21. Joe Murphy (Clongowes College), 22. Evan O’Gorman (Young Munster RFC), 23. JD O’Hea (CBC), 24. Liam Barrett (Bruff RFC).

Japan U19 Development:
15. Kyohei Yamasawa
14. Yu Saruta
13. Fifita Siosaia
12. Hiroaki Saito
11. Yoshiyuki Koga
10. Hiroto Mamada
9. Syun Arai
1. Gaku Shimizu
2. Yuichiro Taniguchi
3. Koichi Endo
4. Kodai Takahashi
5. Ryuga Hashimoto (C)
6.Syota Fukui
7. Ikuma Yamada
8. Moala Asipeli Finau
Replacements from: 16. Ibuki Kondo, 17. Yuto Yabuki, 18. Suguru Kubo, 19. Katsuto Kubo, 20. Faialaga Nozomu Samuel, 21. Azuma Doei, 22. Tomoya Kimura, 23. Mori Yuto, 24. Kento Matsumoto, 25. Nezuka Kouga.

Munster won 17-7.
Japan play Connacht Sunday, I will be at that
Japan will also be playing Ireland u19 on Saturday week

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 25 Mar 2017, 21:20

Armchair Fan wrote:And U20 European Championships, World Rugby Trophy qualifier:
Spain v Switzerland
Romania v Belgium
Portugal v Netherlands
Russia v Germany

Just to remind they begin tomorrow. Live streaming from 9:00 AM GMT:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5f2l5 ... 2017_sport

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Coloradoan » Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 00:02

Armchair Fan wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:And U20 European Championships, World Rugby Trophy qualifier:
Spain v Switzerland
Romania v Belgium
Portugal v Netherlands
Russia v Germany

Just to remind they begin tomorrow. Live streaming from 9:00 AM GMT:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5f2l5 ... 2017_sport


Team lists?

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 05:02

You can have a look at them at Rugby Europe game sheets:
http://www.rugbyeurope.eu/2017-u20-xv-m ... witzerland
http://www.rugbyeurope.eu/2017-u20-xv-m ... etherlands
http://www.rugbyeurope.eu/2017-u20-xv-m ... vs-germany
http://www.rugbyeurope.eu/2017-u20-xv-m ... vs-belgium

Spain starts its crown defense defeating Switzerland 36-13, although our first half was quite sloppy (14-10 HT)

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby NedRugby » Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 12:45

Portugal defeated Netherlands 42-5. I didn't see it, but the scoreline is disappointing from a Dutch point of view. Russia v Germany is on live now, at the usual place, Russia leading 19-3 just at the start of the 2nd half.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 13:05

So basically we're heading towards exactly the same semifinals we had in 2015 U19 Euro... Spain v Russia and Romania v Portugal. The only thing changing is that now Romania hosts Portugal instead of the contrary.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby amz » Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 13:19

Spain looks very strong. Too bad that the weather is really awful for rugby, it's a cold rain like in a later November day...I think I'll skip match from today and just watch it on stream.

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Re: Youth Internationals

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 19:13

Yeah, our backs are a luxury and I believe Jordi Jorba and Iñaki Mateu didn't even play today. But I have my fears against a team with strong forwards like Russia. Let's see what happens in the semis...

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