Topic: Rugby

Junior All Blacks kick off World Cup campaign with a bang

By Gloria (Korōria) Taumaunu

The Junior All Blacks have kicked off their 2015 U20 Rugby World Cup campaign with a bang, out classing Scotland this morning in a 68-10 hiding.

Ngāti Pikiao halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi set a solid base for the backs, and Blues winger Tevita Li had a standout performance with a show of speed and power.

NZ U20 Head Coach Scott Robertson said in an interview on All Blacks TV before the team left for Italy that “expectations are really high but they are looking forward to using their skills.”

The team hopes to build off this performance heading into their match against Argentina on Sunday morning in Calvisano, Italy.

Te Aorere Pewhairangi will have more details on this story tonight on Te Kāea at 5:30 on Māori Television.

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