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Wales set to face Australia for 5th-place final spot

Wales U20 will go toe to toe with Australia on Sunday at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch to fight for a spot in the 5th place final of the U20 World Championship. (KO 6pm)

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Richard Whiffin’s gallant side finished Pool A in third place after France came away with a 29-11 victory in storm lashed Cape Town yesterday.

Wales went into the crunch tie in second place in the pool knowing a victory would secure them a place in the semi-finals but the defending champions spoiled the party and grabbed the last spot after finishing the group stages as the best placed runners-up.

Wales, along with Australia, Argentina and South Africa will now contest the 5th-place semi-finals on Sunday.

The clash against the junior Wallabies will give captain Ryan Woodman and several other players the opportunity to gain revenge for the defeat in last year’s 5th-placed final at Athlone Stadium.

“They will be a different challenge as they will probably look to move the ball a little bit more, depending on conditions,” said Whiffin, ‘but it’s always nice to play different teams that you don’t get a chance to very often.

“It’s another challenge for this group who had improved massively since the Six Nations. We’ve gave a brave performance against France but moving forward we need to be a bit mre accurate to get those big scalps.”

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