Wales pulled off arguably the biggest ever shock in IRB Junior World Championship history on Friday as they overcame the Baby Blacks 9-6
On a soaking wet day in Stellenbosch and Cape Town, the second round of fixtures brought about low-scoring affairs as conditions were terrible. But that won’t have dampened Welsh spirits in the aftermath as they made it two from two in South Africa, taking them three points clear in Pool A.
Pool B’s fixtures saw England come from 6-15 behind down in the final 20 minutes at Danie Craven Stadium to prevail 20-15, maintaining their 100 per cent record. They overcame Ireland in a card-filled clash in Stellenbosch. The Pool’s other game saw South Africa bounce back from their opening defeat to the Irish by beating Italy with ease at the University of Western Cape Stadium.
In Pool C, Argentina made it two wins from two as they defeated Australia 15-3 while France ended Scotland’s hopes of progression by beating their Six Nations opponents 30-29.
Round Two Results
Pool A: Fiji 15-3 Samoa, New Zealand 6-9 Wales
Pool B: England 20-15 Ireland, South Africa 52-3 Italy
Pool C: Australia 3-15 Argentina, France 30-29 Scotland
Standings after Round Two
New Zealand 6
South Africa 6