South Africa v France u20 World Cup Preview

2017 World Rugby
U20 Championship

South Africa vs France

Avchala Stadium Tbilisi, Georgia
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Kick-off is at 13h30

South Africa will face France in the 2017 World Rugby Under-20 Championship Pool C match at the Avchala Stadium on Wednesday. The Baby Boks are set to make their 10th appearance in this global competition - having made their first appearance in 2008. South Africa have reached the final twice in 2012 and 2014. They were crowned champions in 2012, but they lost in the 2014 final. They have never finished outside the top five in this tournament. The Baby Boks finished fourth during last year's tournament. Nicknamed Les Bleuets, France will be making their seventh appearance in the Championship - having made their first appearance in 2008. Les Bleuets have never reached the final of this global competition. Their best performance in this competition was when they finished fourth in 2011. South Africa and France have met twice in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship. The former have won both matches.


South Africa - 2
France - 0
Draws - 0

First meeting: 

France 27-43 SA
Last meeting: SA 26-19 France

Form Guide (Last five matches)

South Africa - W,L,W,L,L
France - L,W,L,W,W
SA largest win: 108-18 United States
SA largest defeat: 7-36 New Zealand
France largest win: 68-13 Wales
France Largest defeat: 8-43 Wales


Published: 05/31/2017