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Samoa, Fiji miss out on Rugby Junior World Cup semi-finals

Samoa, Fiji miss out on Rugby Junior World Cup semi-finals

Updated 11 June 2014, 9:11 AEST

Reigning champions England will take on Ireland, while South Africa and host nation New Zealand will play off in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championsip this Sunday.

Australia have been squeezed out of the top four and will play Samoa, who are now guaranteed to improve on last year's final standing in the tournament.

Fiji failed to register a win and will finish the bottom of their pool. Ill discipline once again marked their performance.

The tournament's ambassador, former All-Black great Jonah Lomu, has offered his congratulations to the four semi-finalists, and particularly Ireland, who are through to the last four for the first time.

Lomu is anticipating a superb battle between the Irish and the champions England, and while he believes New Zealand will have learned a lot from having already played South Africa in the pool round, the result is impossible to call.

Speaker: Jonah Lomu, New Zealand All Black's legend

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