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2015 Oceania Rugby Under 20 Championship

2015 Oceania Rugby Under 20 Championship
CountriesAustralia
Japan
New Zealand
Samoa
Date1-9 May 2015
Champions New Zealand (1st title)
Runners-up Australia
2016 →

The 2015 Oceania Rugby Under 20s, was the first edition of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship. It was played as two tournaments; the Oceania Under 20 Championship hosted on the Gold Coast in Australia,[1] and the Oceania Under 20 Trophy hosted in Suva, Fiji.[2]

The Championship tournament was played in May and won by New Zealand, who defeated Australia by 46-29 in the last match of the round-robin competition. A planned tournament for a further six national under 20 sides was postponed,[3][4][5] however the Trophy competition was eventually played in December and won by Fiji, who defeated Tonga by 19-10 in the last round to qualify for the World Rugby Under 20 Trophy in 2016.[2]

Teams

The teams for the 2015 Oceania Rugby Under 20 tournaments were:[2][6][7][8]

Championship

Championship

Standings

Final competition table:

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 157 43 +114 12
 Australia 3 2 0 1 109 87 +22 8
 Samoa 3 1 0 2 57 99 -42 4
 Japan 3 0 0 3 61 155 -94 0
Updated: 9 May 2015

Source: oceaniarugby.com[9]

Due to stormy weather conditions the first round matches were postponed by 24 hours.[10]

Round 1




Round 2




Round 3




New Zealand
Oceania Champion [21]
First title

Trophy

Standings

Final competition table:

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 191 16 +175 12
 Tonga 3 2 0 1 146 35 +111 8
 Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 96 125 -29 4
 Vanuatu 3 0 0 3 13 270 -257 0
Updated: 5 December 2015

Source: oceaniarugby.com[2]



Fiji
Oceania Trophy Winner [2]
First title

See also

References

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  10. ^ "Oceania Rugby Junior Championship day one postponed". Australian Rugby. 1 May 2015. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
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  12. ^ "New Zealand v Japan". Oceania Rugby. 2 May 2015. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Australia outmuscles Samoa in tight first match". ARU. 2 May 2015. Archived from the original on 3 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "Australia v Samoa". Oceania Rugby. 2 May 2015. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "New Zealand holds out powerful Samoans". Australian Rugby. 5 May 2015. Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
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  19. ^ "Samoa defeats Japan in 63 point thriller". ARU. 9 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  20. ^ "Samoa v Japan". Oceania Rugby. 9 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  21. ^ a b "Australia U20's fall to New Zealand in Oceania Rugby Junior Championship". ARU. 9 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  22. ^ "Australia v New Zealand". Oceania Rugby. 9 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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