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.