11 Jun 2014

NZ under 20 rugby side makes semi-finals

5:51 am on 11 June 2014

The New Zealand under 20 rugby side has grabbed a Junior Wold Championship semi-final spot after all of the pieces of the necessary equation came together in Auckland.

Firstly Wales beat France 13-3 to eliminate them and then New Zealand scored a 54-7 bonus point victory over Scotland.

That result meant they edged ahead of Australia for the last semi-final spot.

New Zealand now has a re-match with South Africa, they lost to them 33-24 in pool play last week.

England play Ireland in the other semi-final.

Coach Chris Boyd says while delighted with the result, there are still areas they'll need to work on before facing South Africa again.

The semi-finals are on Sunday.