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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

10 Stats, Facts of World Rugby U20 Championship & Know how

World Rugby U20 Championship 2019: Stats, Facts, Know how.?

The 12th edition of the World Rugby U20 Championship kicks off in Argentina, we bring you some Interesting facts and stats ahead of the most competitive tournament yet in Rugby World.

For the first time in the competition's 11-year history. France beat England 33-25 to be crowned World Rugby U20 Championship winners.

The U20 Championship 2019 host Argentina has only won the tournament three times, South Africa in 2012, England in 2016 and France in 2018.

World Rugby U20 Championship 2019: Stats, Facts, Know how.

1 -   The Lions, England side has mded the most Final appearances in World Rugby U20 Championship with 9th times, New Zealand 7th time, South Africa (2) and Australia, France, Ireland and Wales for only ONE time.

2 -   Argentina are the only other side to make a semi-final.

3 -   Argentina becomes the third country after Italy and France to host the rugby event twice, first hosted in 2010.

4 -   Australia’s Andrew Kellaway holds the record for the most tries in a single U20 Championship with 10 in 2014.

5 -   New Zealand Has the Longest unbeaten run - won their first 21 matches in the U20 Championship in 2012.

6 -   All Black (NZ) Sam Whitelock is the only U20 graduate with two Rugby World Cup winners’ medals.

7 -   Sam Whitelock (NZ) is the Most capped graduate with 108 tests.

8 -    In the knockout stages, only once in 11 tournaments has a kicking competition been required to decide the winner of a match – in 2010 when hosts Argentina beat Wales 9-8 to reach the fifth-place play-off after the sides had been locked at 19-19 after extra-time.

9 -   Marco Zanon of Italy is the Most recent U20 Championship graduate, who made his debut against France on 16 March, while the First U20 Championship graduate was Alatasi Tupou of Samoa made his debut against New Zealand on 3 September, 2008.

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