June 13,2014(ISN) – South Africa will play hosts New Zealand while England will face their Six Nations rivals Ireland in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 on Sunday.
Ireland made it to their first ever JWC semi-final after beating Fiji on day three of the Under 20 tournament in Auckland, New Zealand.
Wales did New Zealand a massive favour by beating France, and the hosts capitalised by beating Scotland 54-7 with a bonus point to ensure another #JWC2014 match up with South Africa. England topped their pool after they pipped a resilient Argentinean side 17-16 in the heavy rain.
The semi-finals take place on Sunday, June 15 at QBE Stadium with three of the other positional semi-finals taking place at ECOLight Stadium. Attendance to the matches are free for children and fans can find out more semi-final ticket information here.
IRB Junior World Championship 2014 Ambassador Jonah Lomu said: “Congratulations to all the teams who have qualified for the semi-finals, especially Ireland, who are through to their first JWC semis.”
“All teams had to battle in difficult conditions out there, but there were some great match-ups on display.”
“I think New Zealand will have learned a lot from their pool match against South Africa, and England v Ireland will be a superb battle, as they are great northern hemisphere rivals.”
All #JWC2014 matches will also be streamed live on IRB.com however some regions will be geo-blocked due to rights agreements. Viewers should check with the broadcaster in their region for more details.