11 Jun 2015

NZ into Junior World Championship semi-finals

3:24 pm on 11 June 2015

The New Zealand under-20 men's rugby side has qualified for the semi-finals of the World Championship in Italy.

The New Zealanders finished pool play unbeaten after beating Ireland 25-3.

New Zealand under 20 rugby team 2015.

New Zealand under 20 rugby team 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Winger Tevita Li scored two tries, while flanker Blake Gibson got the third. Otere Black kicked the rest of the points.

In other key results, South Africa beat Australia 46-13 and France beat defending champions England 30-18.

So in the semi-finals, South Africa will play England and New Zealand will play France.

Meanwhile Samoa beat Italy 30-24 for their first win and they'll play Japan in the qualification matches for 9th to 12th.

The semi-finals are next Tuesday morning.

New Zealand last won the world title in 2011.

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