*New Zealand are the only team never to have lost a JWC semi-final. By contrast Wales, France and Argentina have never reached the title decider.
* Seven teams have contested an IRB Junior World Championship semi-final in New Zealand, England, South Africa, France, Australia, Wales and Argentina.
* A total of 446 points have been scored in the 10 JWC semi-finals to date, which averages out to 44.6 points per last four encounter.
* The most points scored in a single semi-final is 61 back in 2009 when England beat South Africa 40-21 at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo.
* The fewest points scored in a single semi-final is 36 last year when New Zealand beat Wales 30-6 to avenge their first ever loss on the JWC stage in the pool stages.
* The fastest try scored in a JWC semi-final was by England wing Christian Wade after just three minutes of the 2011 last four encounter with France in Treviso. England went on to win 33-18.
* Stade de la Rabine in Vannes will become the seventh venue to host a JWC semi-final after Rodney Parade (2008), Cardiff Arms Park (2008), Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium (2009), Estadio El Coloso del Parque (2010), Stadio Comunale di Monigo (2011) and Newlands (2012).
* Twenty-six is the fewest points scored by a winning semi-finalist – by England in overcoming South Africa in 2008.
* Forty points is the most points scored by a winning semi-finalist – by England in ending the Junior Springboks’ hopes at the same stage in 2009.
* A total of 50 tries have been scored across the 10 JWC semi-finals to date. Thirty-two of these have been turned into seven pointers.
* The most tries scored in a semi-final is six, which has happened three times – New Zealand v Australia (2009), England v South Africa (2009) and England v France (2011).
* The first player to score any points in a JWC semi-final was Leigh Halfpenny, who kicked a sixth-minute penalty in Wales’ 30-6 loss to New Zealand at the inaugural tournament in 2008.
* The longest wait for a try in a semi-final is 38 minutes, the point at which Jimmy Tupou crashed over for New Zealand in their win over Wales in 2012.
* The side scoring the most tries in every semi-final to date has been the winning side.
* The only sides not to score a try in a semi-final appearance are Wales (2008 and 2012) and Argentina (2012).
* Only three times has the team scoring first not gone on to win the semi-final – Wales in 2008 and 2012 and Australia in 2011. The side they were facing each time was New Zealand.
* The most penalties kicked in a semi-final is seven in England’s victory over South Africa in 2009, the fewest is two in that year’s other encounter between New Zealand and Australia.
* No drop goals have been slotted between the posts in a semi-final to date.
* Only one red card has been issued in a JWC semi-final to date with South Africa’s Rynhardt Elstadt the man sent off in their 2009 loss to England.
South Africa u20 team to play Wales (18 June 2013)
15. Cheslin Kolbe (DHL Western Province)
14. Luther Obi (Platinum Leopard)
13. Dries Swanepoel (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
12. Handré Pollard (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
11. Seabelo Senatla (SARU contracted)
10. Robert du Preez (The Sharks)
9. Stefan Ungerer (The Sharks)
8. Ruan Steenkamp (captain, Vodacom Blue Bulls)
7. Jacques du Plessis (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
6. Roelof Smit (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
5. Dennis Visser (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
4. Irné Herbst (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
3. Luan de Bruin (Toyota Free State Cheetahs)
2. Jacques du Toit (Toyota Free State Cheetahs)
1. Andrew Beerwinkel (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
16. Michael Willemse (DHL Western Province)
17. St Sithole (DHL Western Province)
18. Aidon Davis (EP Kings)
19. Kwagga Smith (MTN Golden Lions)
20. Percy Williams (MTN Golden Lions)
21. Justin Geduld (SARU contracted)
22. Jesse Kriel (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
23. Marné Coetzee (The Sharks)
Wales Team to Play South Africa (18 June 2013):
|7||Ellis Jenkins (C)|
|05 Jun, 18:45||France||6-30||England||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|05 Jun, 20:45||South Africa||97-0||USA||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|09 Jun, 16:45||South Africa||31-24||England||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|09 Jun, 18:45||France||45-3||USA||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|13 Jun, 18:45||England||109-0||USA||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|13 Jun, 20:45||France||19-26||South Africa||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|05 Jun, 18:45||Ireland||19-15||Australia||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|
|05 Jun, 20:45||New Zealand||59-6||Fiji||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|
|09 Jun, 18:45||Ireland||46-3||Fiji||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|
|09 Jun, 20:45||New Zealand||14-10||Australia||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|
|13 Jun, 18:45||New Zealand||31-26||Ireland||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|
|13 Jun, 20:45||Australia||46-12||Fiji||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|
|05 Jun, 18:00||Wales||42-3||Samoa||Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes|
|05 Jun, 20:00||Argentina||44-13||Scotland||Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes|
|09 Jun, 15:00||Argentina||28-16||Samoa||Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes|
|09 Jun, 17:00||Wales||26-21||Scotland||Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes|
|13 Jun, 16:45||Wales||25-20||Argentina||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|13 Jun, 19:00||Scotland||36-33||Samoa||Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes|
|18 Jun, 18:00||Samoa||–||Fiji||Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes|
|18 Jun, 20:15||Scotland||–||USA||Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes|
|18 Jun, 18:00||Argentina||–||Australia||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|18 Jun, 20:15||Ireland||–||France||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|18 Jun, 18:15||South Africa||–||Wales||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|
|18 Jun, 20:45||New Zealand||–||England||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|
|23 Jun, 17:15||Loser Match 19||–||Loser Match 20||Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes|
|23 Jun, 15:00||Winner Match 19||–||Winner Match 20||Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes|
|23 Jun, 15:00||Loser Match 21||–||Loser Match 22||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|23 Jun, 17:15||Winner Match 21||–||Winner Match 22||Stade Henri Desgrange, La Roche-sur-Yon|
|23 Jun, 15:15||Loser Match 23||–||Loser Match 24||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|
|23 Jun, 18:45||Winner Match 23||–||Winner Match 24||Stade de la Rabine, Vannes|