U19 2007 RWC - Semi Final Round Decided
12 Apr 2007
Italy top the Division B standings at the end of the pool stage of the IRB Under 19 World Championship, following their 8-6 victory over Tonga.
The result means that Tonga end up in fifth and miss out on the chance of winning Division B.
Italy will play USA at the semi final stage, after the latter defeated Zimbabwe 22-7 at Queen's to maintain their unbeaten pool record.
Canada struggled to overcome a valiant Romania at Uprichard Park, Bangor, but their 15-7 victory sees them claim second in the standings.
They will play Georgia in the other semi final after the Georgians ensured they finished in third place by defeating Russia 24-6 at Gibson Park, Malone. Despite losing one of their matches, to Zimbabwe, Georgia amassed four bonus points from their three pool games to finish on 12 overall.
Tonga will play Zimbabwe and Uruguay will face Chile in the shakeup for fifth place on 16 April. Chile will want to reverse their 30-20 defeat to Uruguay at Uprichard Park, Bangor.
Cook Islands, who drew 10-10 with Chinese Taipei at Gibson Park, Malone, will play Russia in their next match. Chinese Taipei will take on Romania.