Topic: Rugby

Baby Blacks thrash France in semi-final match

The Under 20 All Blacks squad has thrashed France 45-7 in the semi final of the World Rugby Championships in Italy.

The star players from the New Zealand side were Tevita Li who scored a hat trick and Akira Ioane who bagged a double, while Otere Black kicked seven from seven goals.

It was New Zealand's game right from the start, however, after the half time break, France attempted to make a break through and take the lead.

Chiefs player, Anton Lienart-Brown managed a run down the right wing. He was tackled but managed to offload to Jack Goodhue who finished off with a try. 

This is the highest ever score in an Under 20 semifinal, beating England's record of 42 scored against Ireland in last year's semi.  

New Zealand will now go on to play England in the grand final.

This is the first time the New Zealand side has made the grand final since 2012. 2011 was the last time they won the championship. 

The final will take place on Saturday in Cremona (NZT 7.30am Sunday).