The Junior All Blacks have been beaten 24-0 by Australia at the Oceania under-20 rugby championship on the Gold Coast.

The Australians scored the only two tries of the game and led 12-0 at half time.

It is the first time ever the Australians have won the Oceania Championship.

New Zealand Under 20s Captain Kianu Kereru-Symes said that the team was disappointed in their loss against Australia, but they were looking to recover and go back to the drawing board as they prepare for the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in June this year.

“We didn’t front up, and Australia did and they deserve the win so we are going back to the drawing board, recover and get ready ahead of preparations to the World Rugby Under 20 Championship,” Kereru-Symes said.

“I think the most important thing is that we remember that this is not the World Cup, this is not the final preparation for this squad. So we will regroup from here and get better,” he added.

In the other match Fiji beat Japan 59-37.

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