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Wales v South Africa: Under 20s semi-final live on S4C

18/06/2013

Wales' Under 20s dragons are blazing a trail through the 2013 Junior World Championships, and you can follow their progress to the very end on S4C.

The young side have won every match of the competition so far – against Samoa, Scotland and Argentina – to secure their place among the top four Under 20 teams in the world. Only one game, and one team, stand between them and the final.

South Africa are Wales' opponents in the all-important semi-final today (Tuesday, 18 June) at Stade de la Rabine, Vannes in France. Catch the action live on S4C with Sarra Elgan, Lyn Davies and Rhodri Gomer Davies. The programme Rygbi: Pencampwriaeth Ieuenctid y Byd 2013 starts at 5.00pm with kick off at 5.15pm (English subtitles available).

Their form in the competition so far has made quite an impression on the former professional centre Rhodri Gomer Davies, "They have done extremely well in their three games: securing a bonus point against Samoa, and winning a tough test against Argentina. They showed some character to win that game. The performance of the defence was exceptional, but they didn't have enough time on the ball to show what they can do in attack."

It's testament to the strength of the younger generation that this is the second time in a row that Wales' Under 20s side has reached the semi-final of the international competition. After losing to New Zealand last time, will the Red Dragons be able to go one better this time?

"Wales can draw confidence from the fact that Argentina have already beaten South Africa this year during their preparations for the Junior World Championships. And I'm sure they're pleased that they won't be facing the All Blacks again," says Rhodri Gomer Davies. "They can be very confident, and at times they have shown the sort of the rugby they are capable of playing – with Rhodri Williams, Jordan Williams and Hallan Amos showing us exactly what they can do. I'm confident of a win for Wales."

What ever the result against South Africa, S4C will follow the lads to the very last with live coverage of either the final or the third place play-off. We won't know until the end of play on Tuesday which game Wales will be playing on the final day of the tournament – on Sunday 23 June.

The S4C Rygbi site – s4c.co.uk/rygbi – has highlights of all the Wales Under 20s matches in the competition so far, and additional reports from the team camp.

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Rygbi: Pencampwriaeth Ieuenctid y Byd 2013

Junior World Championship Semi-final: South Africa v Wales

Tuesday 18 June 5.00, S4C

English subtitles

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