November 09, 2012
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Fiji grouped with Baby Blacks in JWC

The Baby Flying Fijians have been handed a tough pool for the Junior World Cup 2013 in France, drawn alongside 2012 runners-up New Zealand, Ireland and Australia in Pool B.

The IRB Junior World Championship 2013 in France is scheduled for 5-23 June.

Fiji will face New Zealand in their opening game on Wednesday, 5 June, and then they face Ireland on Sunday, 9 June before their wrap up pool games against Australia on 13 June.

Teams will then go into the ranking play-off on Tuesday, 18 June and the final ranking matches as well as the Cup final will be played Sunday, 23 June.

The 2013 format will feature three venues with each hosting a pool. Stade Henri Desgrange in La Roche-sur-Yon will host Pool A matches.

The Stade de la Rabine in Vannes will host Pool B, while Rugby World Cup 2007 host venue Stade Pascal Laporte in Nantes will host Pool C matches.

The semi finals and IRB Junior World Championship final will be played in Vannes.

The Fiji U20s finished 11th in the 2012 junior world cup edition that was played in South Africa.

The 2013 JWC pools:
Pool A: South Africa, France, England, USA
Pool B: New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Fiji
Pool C: Wales, Argentina, Scotland, Samoa

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