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U20 : La France retrouve la Nouvelle-Zélande en demi-finale

Par Willy Billiard
STELLENBOSCH, AFRIQUE DU SUD - 04 JUILLET : Rico Simpson (U20 Nouvelle-Zélande) lors du match du Championnat du monde U20 2024 entre la France et la Nouvelle-Zélande au stade Danie Craven, le 04 juillet 2024 à Stellenbosch, en Afrique du Sud. (Photo par Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Les demi-finales du Championnat du Monde des Moins de 20 ans verront s’affronter la France et la Nouvelle-Zélande pour le match retour (le match aller avait été remporté d’un point le 4 juillet dernier), puis l’Irlande et l’Angleterre dimanche 14 juillet.


La France a décroché son billet pour les demi-finales du Championnat U20 World Rugby 2024 en s’imposant 29-11 face au Pays de Galles dans des conditions difficiles à l’Athlone Sports Stadium.

World Rugby U20 Championship
France U20
29 - 11
Temps complet
Wales U20
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Grâce à ce résultat, agrémenté d’un point de bonus, les Bleuets atteignent 11 points, garantissant ainsi leur qualification dans la poule A, avant même que la Nouvelle-Zélande ne l’emporte 45-13 contre l’Espagne dans un match interrompu à la mi-temps. La Nouvelle-Zélande se qualifie pour les demi-finales en tant que vainqueur de la poule A, tandis que la France y accède en tant que meilleur deuxième.

World Rugby U20 Championship
New Zealand U20
45 - 13
Temps complet
Spain U20
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En raison des fortes pluies qui se sont abattues sur la région du Cap mardi 9 juillet, la pelouse de l’Athlone Stadium a été examinée en concertation avec les organisateurs et les officiels de match et a été déclarée impropre au jeu avant le premier match prévu sur le site entre l’Irlande et l’Australie.

World Rugby U20 Championship
Ireland U20
9 Juil 24
Australia U20
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Les deux équipes se sont vu attribuer deux points de compétition, ce qui a eu pour effet de qualifier les Irlandais pour les demi-finales en tant que vainqueurs de la poule B.

L’Angleterre complète le tableau des demi-finales après avoir maîtrisé les conditions difficiles du Cap pour s’assurer une victoire 17-12 contre l’Afrique du Sud grâce à un essai dans la dernière action. L’équipe de Mark Mapletoft a terminé en tête de la poule C.

World Rugby U20 Championship
South Africa U20
12 - 17
Temps complet
England U20
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Un peu plus tôt, l’Argentine a conservé ses minces espoirs de se qualifier pour les demi-finales en battant les Fidji 52 à 12, tandis que la Géorgie a remporté sa première victoire dans le tournoi en battant l’Italie 28 à 17.


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