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IRB Junior World Championship 2012 Set for Kick Off
June 04, 2012

The IRB Junior World Championship 2012 kicks off in Cape Town and Stellenbosch on Monday, June 4 with the world’s premier Age Grade Rugby tournament already proving a huge hit with thousands of Rugby fans in one of the sport's heartlands.

While tournament organisers are expecting passionate home support as South Africa face a tough opener against Ireland at the Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch, the triple-header match action at the venue kicks off with Wales taking on Fiji before four-time defending champions New Zealand open their latest title defence against newly promoted Samoa.

Three mouth-watering matches are also available at the University of Western Cape Stadium, Cape Town with last year’s semi-finalists Australia, complete with a host of Sevens stars, taking on Scotland before RBS Six Nations Under 20 champions and last year’s finalists England face Italy and France play Argentina.

Rugby fans across the world can savour every try, tackle and pass as all 30 matches are televised for the first time and available in 172 territories through 21 broadcasters, a record for the event.

The future of stars of world Rugby will be on show as the 336 players in South Africa look to follow in the illustrious footsteps of more than 130 JWC graduates, a roll of honour which includes the likes of Patrick Lambie, Aaron Cruden, David Pocock, Sam Warburton and Owen Farrell.

Live and on-demand streaming of all 30 matches is also available from host broadcaster, SuperSport, at www.supersport.com ensuring fans can enjoy unprecedented JWC match action.

The IRB has also launched its IRB Junior World Championship 2012 comprehensive Rugby News Service. Available at the official website www.irb.com/jwc will be live match updates and scores, a full match day round up, reaction, statistics, rights-free photos, video, audio and quotes for members of the media.

For the first time, the Championship is also fully social and interactive as the IRB provide daily digital updates and fans can have their say by tweeting @irbjuniors or following www.facebook.com/irbjuniorworldrugby via Facebook.

Round One fixtures (all times are local)

Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch

Wales v Fiji 14.45
New Zealand v Samoa 16.45
South Africa v Ireland 18.45

University of Western Cape Stadium, Cape Town

Australia v Scotland 14.45
England v Italy 16.45
France v Argentina 18.45

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Vodacom Super Rugby
Saturday, April 25 2015
LIVE SCORING 17:05 - Emirates Lions vs Toyota Cheetahs
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
19:10 - DHL Stormers vs Vodacom Bulls
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Sunday, April 26 2015
08:05 - Reds vs Hurricanes
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
2015 Western Province Super League
Wednesday, April 29 2015
21:00 - FNB Maties vs St Georges
21:00 - SK Walmers vs FNB UCT
2015 Blue Bulls Carlton League
Thursday, April 30 2015
16:00 - FNB Tukkies vs FNB TUT
Vodacom Super Rugby
Friday, May 01 2015
09:35 - Highlanders vs Cell C Sharks
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
11:40 - Brumbies vs Waratahs
GIO Stadium, Canberra

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