Australia u20's aims to keep destiny in own hands

by staff

The Australian U20s side to face South Africa at the World Rugby U20 Championship has been named with the young Aussies aiming to top Pool B and ensure a semi-final berth with a win against South Africa on Thursday morning.

Australia is currently second to South Africa in Pool B on points difference, despite both sides securing two bonus point wins.

The winner of each of the three pools automatically qualifies for the semi-finals with the next highest place team earning the final position in the top four.

Australian U20s Head Coach Adrian Thompson said:

“South Africa will represent our biggest challenge to date at the World Championships and we are looking forward to the clash.

“This match is crucial for us in terms of making the semi-finals and although we have had strong periods in our two matches to date, we know we will need to come up with a committed 80 minute performance to beat South Africa.”

The match kicks off at 4.30am AEST and will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS 2.

Australia U20s team to play South Africa:

1.Cameron Orr

2.Folau Faingaa

3.Matt Sandell

4.Ned Hanigan

5.Lukhan Lealaiauloto-tui

6.Brad Wilkin

7.Michael Gunn

8.Adam Korczyk

9.James Tuttle

10.Andrew Deegan

11.Andrew Kellaway (C)

12.Duncan Paia’aua

13.Sione Tuipoloutu

14.Tyson Davis

15.Jonah Placid


16.Fereti Saaga

17.Connal McInerney

18.Tyrel Lomax

19.Riley Winter

20.Sam Croke

21.Harry Nucifora

22.James Dalgleish

23.Campbell Magnay