Cape Town — The Junior Springboks have been drawn in the same pool as England for this year’s World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy.
Chean Roux’s charges will kick off their campaign with a match against the hosts on June 28, before taking on Fiji (July 3) and England (July 8).
The three pool winners and the best-placed runner up will contest the semi-finals.
South Africa finished third at the 2019 event when they beat hosts Argentina 41-16 in the bronze medal match.
France, who beat the Junior Sprinboks 20-7 in the semi-finals, beat Australia 24-23 in the final.
Pool A: France, Argentina, Ireland, Japan
Pool B : Australia, Wales, New Zealand, Georgia
Pool C: South Africa , England, Fiji, Italy