Topic: Rugby

Baby Blacks defeat England for world title

This morning the Junior All Blacks beat the two-time defending Junior Rugby World Cup champions England, in a thrilling 21-16 final. It was a tight match, with the scores at 11-10 at half-time, but the Baby Blacks showed just why they deserve the 2015 title.

The Junior All Blacks are the world champions for the fifth time.

England's second-five kicked off the scoring.

And then it was back and forth with the boot. 

With TJ Faiane being sidelined with injury, replacement Vince Tavae-Aso was quick to make his presence felt. 

Otere Black put his side in front before half-time, 11-10.

In the second half, Ioane was quick to steal a try. 

But not long after, he was controversially sidelined for this dangerous tackle.

With one man down, England looked to strike again but was penalised for being off side.

With one man down, the baby Blacks held on to come out winners for the first time since 2011, 21-16.

Baby Blacks captain Atunaisa Moli says, "Our plan was to just build phases you know when it comes to a final just build phases and England played well put the pressure on us a few times but the boys dig in hard."