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U20 : la pluie perturbe la dernière journée de la phase de poule

Par Willy Billiard
ATHLONE, AFRIQUE DU SUD - 9 JUILLET 2024 : L'équipe des espaces verts sur la pelouse de l'Athlone Stadium, en Afrique du Sud, lors de la troisième journée du Championnat des moins de 20 ans. (Photo par Carl Fourie/World Rugby)

Comme on s’y attendait, la pluie s’est abattue avec force sur la région du Cap pour la troisième et dernière journée des matchs de poule du Championnat U20 World Rugby.

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Ces conditions climatiques ont fait une première victime, le match Irlande vs. Australie qui devait ouvrir la journée. Un coup dur pour ce qui devait décider qui des deux allait terminer en tête de la Poule B et donc se qualifier automatiquement pour les demi-finales du 14 juillet.

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En raison de l’annulation de la rencontre, deux points sont attribués à chacune des équipes. Par conséquent, l’Irlande remporte la poule B et se qualifie pour les demi-finales, au grand dam des Australiens qui vont devoir attendre les résultats des autres rencontres pour voir si, malgré leurs dix points, ils peuvent se qualifier en tant que meilleure deuxième équipe.

Le statut est ultra convoité car le Pays de Galles, la France, l’Afrique du Sud et l’Argentine peuvent également y prétendre.

« En raison des fortes pluies qui se sont abattues sur la région du Cap le mardi 9 juillet, la pelouse de l’Athlone Stadium a été inspectée en partenariat avec les organisateurs et les officiels de match et a été déclarée impropre à la pratique du jeu », a confirmé World Rugby dans un communiqué.

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« En conséquence, le premier match prévu à cet endroit entre l’Irlande U20 et l’Australie U20 a été annulé et, conformément aux règles du tournoi, les deux équipes se sont vu attribuer deux points de compétition.

Le France vs. Pays de Galles confirmé

A l’occasion d’une nouvelle mise à jour publiée une demi-heure avant le coup d’envoi de France vs. Pays de Galles, World Rugby a rassuré les fans.

« Après de nouvelles vérifications effectuées par les organisateurs et les officiels de match à l’Athlone Stadium, le terrain a été suffisamment drainé pour permettre la reprise du tournoi dans des conditions sûres.

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« Les matchs du Championnat U20 World Rugby qui restent sur le site, notamment France U20 – Pays de Galles U20 (16h30 GMT+2) et Afrique du Sud U20 – Angleterre U20 (19h00 GMT+2), se dérouleront comme prévu.

« Les conditions météorologiques et l’état des terrains continueront d’être surveillés de près jusqu’à la fin de la journée. »

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