Baby Boks blow up again

The Baby Boks’ dismal defence of their world championship finally came to an end when Wales also thumped them in the plate competition.

The Baby Boks, hammered by France 42-3 and equally well beaten by England 45-17, succumbed to Wales 33-21 on Sunday. In the other plate match Ireland beat Argentina 19-13.

In the main matches New Zealand set up a Trans-Tasman final with Australia after beating England 24-11. The Aussies, beaten 22-17 by New Zealand earlier in the tournament, outlasted France 26-16.