20 Jun 2013

New Zealand beaten at Junior World Rugby Championship

6:08 am on 20 June 2013

The New Zealand under-20 rugby coach Chris Boyd says mistakes at crucial times proved costly in their Junior World Championship semi-final defeat to England.

For the first time New Zealand won't be contesting the final after losing 33-21 to England.

The English led throughout the match, scored three tries to two and led 20-8 at half-time.

Boyd says they gave themselves every opportunity to win the match but they lacked accuracy in excution at times which cost them 14 points.

Boyd says the team is very disappointed and they now have desperate resolve to get up for the third-place match against South Africa.

England will meet Wales in the final after they upset defending champions South Africa 18-17 in their semi-final.