Pools and schedule confirmed for U20 Trophy in Zimbabwe

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Two venues in Harare will host the ninth edition of the World Rugby U20 Trophy from 19 April to 1 May.

Pools and schedule confirmed for U20 Trophy in Zimbabwe

The National Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe, has been confirmed as the venue for the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016 final in May.The first three match days of the age-grade tournament will be played at the Harare Sports Club on 19, 23 and 27 April before the final is held on 1 May.

Eight teams are set to battle it out for the top prize over the 12 days, with a place at the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 in Georgia awaiting the winner.

U20 TROPHY 2016 FIXTURES >>

TUE APR 19 2016
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool B, Match 1
 
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool B, Match 2
Harare Sports Club, Harare
 
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool A, Match 3wrwt2016
 
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool A, Match 4
 
SAT APR 23 2016
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool A, Match 5
 
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool A, Match 6
 
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool B, Match 7
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool B, Match 8
 
WED APR 27 2016
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool A, Match 9
 
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World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool A, Match 11
 
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Pool B, Match 12
 
SUN MAY 1 2016
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, 7th Place Play-Off, Match 13
 
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, 5th Place Play-Off, Match 14
 
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Bronzefinal, Match 15
 
World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016, Final, Match 16

Hosts Zimbabwe qualified automatically for the tournament and will be joined in Pool A by Uruguay, Fiji and Samoa, who were relegated from last year’s U20 Championship. Namibia, Hong Kong, USA and tournament debutants Spain make up Pool B.

World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “With more than 650 graduates making the leap from the U20 ranks to the test arena since 2008, the World Rugby U20 Championship and U20 Trophy competitions are vital in the development of the future stars of world rugby.

“The U20 Trophy is growing in importance year-on-year and provides a crucial pathway for players from our high performance tier two and performance unions to achieve full international honours.”

Match day highlights and reports from the World Rugby U20 Trophy will be available on worldrugby.org


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