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Joseph returns for France Under-20s in semi-final clash

Joseph returns for France Under-20s in semi-final clash
  • France Under-20s take on South Africa in the semi-finals
  • Grand Slam champions Ireland take on England in a fifth-place semi-final
  • There is another all-Six Nations clash as Italy face Scotland

France Under-20s will face South Africa as they continue their bid to retain their world title at the World Rugby Under-20s Championship in Argentina.

Les Bleuets, who were runners-up in the Under-20s Six Nations, edged through as the best runner-up in the group stages and now take on the Baby Boks, who are the only unbeaten team left in the competition.

Sébastien Piqueronies has made seven changes from the team beaten by Argentina, including a return for No.8 Jordan Joseph who was named breakthrough player of the year in last year’s tournament that France won on home soil.

The game in Rosario kicks off at 19.30 BST, at the same time as Ireland and England face off for the second time in the competition.

Grand Slam champions Ireland won the first meeting and will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins against the English in their fifth-place semi-final.

Earlier in the day Wales are also in fifth-place semi-final action, taking on New Zealand, while Scotland take on Italy in the ninth-place semi-final.

Fixtures

5th place semi-final: Wales v New Zealand 14.30 BST

9th place semi-final: Italy v Scotland 14.30 BST

Semi-final: France v South Africa 19.30 BST

5th place semi-final: England v Ireland 19.30 BST