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After three consecutive years without age-grade global tournaments due to pandemic travel restrictions, it’s been confirmed that the men’s World Rugby U20 Championship and U20 Trophy will return in 2023.

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Last year, the Junior Boks hosted Argentina, Georgia and Uruguay in a four-round U20 series that provided some form of action.

“Our U20 tournaments have been widely popular since their inception and have proven to be a successful pathway for young talents in our unions to flourish, gain international experience and prepare for Test rugby,” World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said.

“Promising rugby players all over the world have been denied a chance to compete at the highest level for too long and we are delighted to confirm the return of our World Rugby U20 Championship and U20 Trophy in a very special year for the sport.”

Dates and hosts of the World Rugby U20 Championship and U20 Trophy will be announced in due course.

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The statement from World Rugby reads as follows:

After three cancelled editions (2020-22), rugby’s two biggest men’s U20 tournaments will return in 2023 and feature the world’s best young talents in rugby’s bicentenary year.

The international federation today announced that the men’s World Rugby U20 Championship and World Rugby U20 Trophy would be organised in 2023 following three consecutive years without age-grade global tournaments.

To replace the popular U20 competitions in 2022, World Rugby is working with its regions and unions to identify and financially support meaningful alternatives in the forms of regional tournaments to overcome the pandemic challenges and international travel difficulties.

The announcement reinforces a commitment to the U20 pathway to promote the sport’s international competitiveness, providing rugby’s future stars a platform to shine before reaching test level with more than 1,400 players having made that step after playing in the U20 Championship or Trophy.

Since the inaugural U20 Championship in Wales in 2008, 28 players have appeared at the tournament and gone on to Rugby World Cup success, including All Blacks second-row Sam Whitelock (2011 and 2015) and Springboks’ flyhalf Handré Pollard (2019).

Symbolically, both U20 competitions are returning in the year when the sport celebrates 200 years since Rugby School pupil William Webb Ellis was credited with inventing the game of rugby football by showing “a fine disregard for the rules” in catching the ball and running with it in 1823.

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After three consecutive years without age-grade global tournaments due to pandemic travel restrictions, it’s been confirmed that the men’s World Rugby U20 Championship and U20 Trophy will return in 2023.

READ | EBEN’S MESSAGE TO BAKKIES: REMEMBER YOUR HONOUR CODE!

Last year, the Junior Boks hosted Argentina, Georgia and Uruguay in a four-round U20 series that provided some form of action.

“Our U20 tournaments have been widely popular since their inception and have proven to be a successful pathway for young talents in our unions to flourish, gain international experience and prepare for Test rugby,” World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said.

“Promising rugby players all over the world have been denied a chance to compete at the highest level for too long and we are delighted to confirm the return of our World Rugby U20 Championship and U20 Trophy in a very special year for the sport.”

Dates and hosts of the World Rugby U20 Championship and U20 Trophy will be announced in due course.

EXCLUSIVE: HOW SHARKS PULLED OFF ‘LONG-TERM’ ETZEBETH SIGNING

The statement from World Rugby reads as follows:

After three cancelled editions (2020-22), rugby’s two biggest men’s U20 tournaments will return in 2023 and feature the world’s best young talents in rugby’s bicentenary year.

The international federation today announced that the men’s World Rugby U20 Championship and World Rugby U20 Trophy would be organised in 2023 following three consecutive years without age-grade global tournaments.

To replace the popular U20 competitions in 2022, World Rugby is working with its regions and unions to identify and financially support meaningful alternatives in the forms of regional tournaments to overcome the pandemic challenges and international travel difficulties.

The announcement reinforces a commitment to the U20 pathway to promote the sport’s international competitiveness, providing rugby’s future stars a platform to shine before reaching test level with more than 1,400 players having made that step after playing in the U20 Championship or Trophy.

Since the inaugural U20 Championship in Wales in 2008, 28 players have appeared at the tournament and gone on to Rugby World Cup success, including All Blacks second-row Sam Whitelock (2011 and 2015) and Springboks’ flyhalf Handré Pollard (2019).

Symbolically, both U20 competitions are returning in the year when the sport celebrates 200 years since Rugby School pupil William Webb Ellis was credited with inventing the game of rugby football by showing “a fine disregard for the rules” in catching the ball and running with it in 1823.

READ | SHARKS AREN’T DONE RECRUITING YET: TWO MORE PLAYER TARGETS IN SIGHT!

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