18 Jun 2015

Baby Blacks into final

5:49 pm on 18 June 2015

The New Zealand under-20 rugby team is through to the final of the world championship in Italy.

New Zealand under 20 rugby team 2015.

New Zealand under 20 rugby team 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Baby Blacks have won their semi-final against France 45-7, featuring six converted tries.

Winger Tevita Li scored 3 tries, his Blues team-mate Akira Ioane touched down twice, while Canterbury's Jack Goodhue got one.

The Hurricanes first-five Otere Black kicked seven goals from seven attempts.

New Zealand last won the title four years ago.

They will play defending champions England in Sunday's final.

England beat South Africa 28-20 in their semi-final.

Meanwhile Samoa have been beaten 29-12 by Japan and will now play off against Italy for 11th place with the losing team being relegated from next year's tournament.

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