2005 Under 21 Rugby World Championship

2005 Under 21 Rugby World Championship


The 2005 Under-21 Rugby World Championship took place in Argentina between 9 June and 25 June 2005. The 2005 championship was the fourth contested. This championship saw South Africa win the final over Australia 24–20.

Contents

  • Venues 1
  • Participants 2
  • Pool stages 3
    • Pool A–D 3.1
    • Pool B–C 3.2
  • Semi-Finals 4
  • Play-Offs 5
  • Championship Final 6
  • Winners 7
  • External links 8

Venues

Chacras Rugby Club Estadio Malvinas Argentinas Liceo Rugby Club Marista Rugby Club Mendoza Rugby Club
Mendoza Mendoza Mendoza Mendoza Mendoza
Capacity: 40,268

Participants

The following 12 teams participated in the 2005 Under-21 Rugby World Championship.

Africa Americas Europe Oceania

Pool stages

The 12 teams were split into four groups of three teams. After all pool matches teams are ranked by total match points. Four group winners qualify for the semi-finals and bottom eight enter play-offs for positions 5–8 and 9–12.

Pool A–D

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 195 68 +127 4 12
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 121 63 +58 3 11
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 82 72 +10 2 6
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 99 85 +14 2 14
 Wales 3 1 0 2 70 104 –34 3 7
 Canada 3 0 0 3 34 209 –175 0 0

Pool B–C

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
 England 3 1 0 2 95 93 +2 2 6
 Ireland 3 1 0 2 77 94 –17 1 5
 Italy 3 0 0 3 63 149 –86 3 3
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 159 44 +115 3 15
 France 3 3 0 0 111 90 +21 2 14
 Samoa 3 1 0 2 66 101 –35 0 4

Semi-Finals

Play-Offs

Championship Final

25 June, South Africa 24 - 20 Australia Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza

Winners

 2005 Under-21 Rugby World Championship 

South Africa
Second title

External links

  • IRB21.com
  • IRB.com