21 Jun 2009

New Zealand wins rugby's Junior World Cup

8:31 pm on 21 June 2009

New Zealand has won rugby's Junior World Cup, scoring seven tries to three to beat England 44-28 in Tokyo.

It is the second year in a row that New Zealand has won the world under-20 title.

The game was a personal triumph for the New Zealand team's captain Aaron Cruden who was only cleared of testicular cancer seven months ago.

The first five eight, who was named World Junior Player of the Year after the game, scored two tries and set up two others.