Old Boys' named in the U20 squad for World Rugby Championship

By Melissa Rodgers | Posted: Monday May 14, 2018

Congratulations to Old Boys' Ricky Jackson and Sione Asi for making the Under 20 squad for the World Rugby Championship. You have worked so hard to get to this point in your career and we wish you all the very best.

Fresh from victory at the Oceania Rugby U20 Championship, Head Coach Craig Philpott has named the squad that will travel to France to defend the World Rugby Championship later this month.

Philpott said he and his assistant coaches were presented with a tough job in selecting the squad of 28.

“We have been impressed with the quality of players that have been with us throughout our camps and at the Oceania Championships which meant it wasn’t easy to narrow this group down.”

“We found that a key factor to our success in 2017 was continuity so it was important to see the bulk of this squad be involved in the Oceania campaign.”  Philpott said there are strengths right across the squad.

Congratulations to Old Boys' Ricky Jackson and Sione Asi for making the Under 20 squad for the World Rugby Championship. You have worked so hard to get to this point in your career and we wish you all the very best.


New Zealand Under 20 schedule (matches will be broadcast live on TVNZ Duke)

New Zealand v JapanThursday 31 May7am (NZT)


New Zealand v WalesMonday 4 June2.30am (NZT)


New Zealand v AustraliaFriday 8 June7am (NZT)