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England to host 2016 World Rugby U-20 Championship


LAGOS – The World Rugby has said that the 2016 U-20 World Rugby Championship would be held in Manchester, England.
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This is contained in a statement released by the World Rugby on Tuesday.

Hosted by the Rugby Football Union (RFU), the tournament would take place at the AJ Bell Stadium, home of Sale Sharks and Manchester City Academy Stadium in June 2016.

The 2015 U-20 Championship, which is currently taking place in Italy, will see England defend their title against four-time winners, New Zealand in Cremona on June 20.

The Championship is scheduled from June 2 to June 20, in Italy.

The competition has seen more than 340 players graduated to the international test arena since the inaugural tournament in 2008.

This includes some of the current crop of international stars that are set to shine on the world stage at Rugby World Cup 2015.

New Zealand won the tournament (formerly the Junior World Championships) from 2008 to 2011 with South Africa winning the competition on home soil in 2012.

England lifted the trophy in 2013 and 2014 and will be hoping to go to Manchester as champions in 2016 if they can win in Cremona on Saturday. (NAN)
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