2009 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy

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2009 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
Logo-Junior-World-Rugby-Trophy 2009.jpg
Tournament details
Host nationFlag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Dates April 21st, 2009 – May 3rd, 2009
No. of nations 8
Champions  Gold medal blank.svg Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Top scorer(s) Flag of Romania.svg Stefan Patrascu (61)

The 2009 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy is the second edition of the second-tier world championship for Under 20 national teams. The event is organised by rugby's governing body, the International Rugby Board (IRB). This competition, which is contested by eight men's junior national teams, was held in Nairobi, Kenya from April 21 to May 3.

Nairobi City in Nairobi County, Kenya

Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 3,138,369 in the 2009 census, while the metropolitan area has a population of 6,547,547. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.

Kenya republic in East Africa

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 52.2 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and a critical inland port at Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret.

Contents

The competition was won by Romania. Original plans called for them to receive an automatic berth into the following year's edition of the IRB Junior World Championship, the top tier of the IRB under-20 championship; however, Romania ultimately did not receive that berth after the Junior World Championship was reduced from 16 teams to 12.

Venues

CityGroundCapacity
Nairobi RFUEA Ground 6000
Nairobi Impala Ground

Pools

Pool A

TeamPldWDLTFPFPA+/-BPPts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3 2 0 1 18 125 72 +53 4 12
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 3 2 0 1 18 117 54 +63 3 11
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 3 2 0 1 18 150 53 +97 2 10
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands 3 0 0 3 1 22 235 213 0 0

All match times are East Africa Time (UTC+3).

April 21st, 2009
2:00pm
Cayman Islands  Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg 15 – 64 Flag of the United States.svg  United States

April 21st, 2009
4:15pm
Kenya  Flag of Kenya.svg 17 – 22 Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia

April 25th, 2009
11:30am
Cayman Islands  Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg 7 – 104 Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia

April 25th, 2009
1:30pm
United States  Flag of the United States.svg 32 – 33 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya

April 29th, 2009
12:00pm
Kenya  Flag of Kenya.svg 67 – 0 Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands

April 29th, 2009
2:00pm
Namibia  Flag of Namibia.svg 24 – 29 Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Pool B

TeamPldWDLTFPFPA+/-BPPts
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 3 3 0 0 21 141 51 +90 2 14
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 3 2 0 1 17 119 69 +50 3 11
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 82 119 12 37 1 5
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3 0 0 3 7 54 157 103 0 0

All match times are East Africa Time (UTC+3).

April 21st, 2009
12:00pm
Papua New Guinea  Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 17 – 50 Flag of Romania.svg  Romania

April 21st, 2009
2:00pm
Chile  Flag of Chile.svg 49 – 21 Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

April 25th, 2009
11:30am
Chile  Flag of Chile.svg 50 – 22 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea

April 25th, 2009
1:30pm
South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg 14 – 65 Flag of Romania.svg  Romania

April 29th, 2009
12:00pm
Papua New Guinea  Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 48 – 19 Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

April 29th, 2009
4:15pm
Romania  Flag of Romania.svg 26 – 20 Flag of Chile.svg  Chile

Playoffs

All match times are East Africa Time (UTC+3).

7th place

May 3rd, 2009
11:30am
Cayman Islands  Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg 12 – 62 Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

5th place

May 3rd, 2009
11:30am
Namibia  Flag of Namibia.svg 48 – 43 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea

3rd place

May 3rd, 2009
1:30pm
Kenya  Flag of Kenya.svg 17 – 19 Flag of Chile.svg  Chile

Final

May 3rd, 2009
3:30pm
United States  Flag of the United States.svg 13 – 25 Flag of Romania.svg  Romania

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