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2011 IRB Junior World Championship

The IRB 2011 Junior World Championship took place in Italy between 10th and 26th of June.

Ireland U20 finished 8th, their only win being their final pool game against Scotland.

Ireland U20 Results

Pool CEngland3325IrelandTreviso
Pool CIreland2642South AfricaTreviso
Pool CIreland3013ScotlandRovigo
5th PlaceSouth Africa5715IrelandPadua
7th PlaceWales3824IrelandTreviso

Ireland U20 Scorers

PlayerTCPDGTOT
Patrick Jackson14940
Andrew Conway525
James McKinney6630
Luke Marshall15
Iain Henderson15
Andrew Boyle15
Niall Annett15
Eoin McKeon15
Totals1110150120

Ireland U20 Squad

The squad was captained by Ulster’s Niall Annett and he was joined by Ulster registered players, Finlay Bealham, Conor Carey, Iain Henderson, Dominic Gallagher, Patrick Jackson, James McKinney, Luke Marshall and Craig Gilroy. Jonny Murphy was a late call up for the last game against Wales.

Future Ulster players Jordi Murphy also appeared for Ireland and Charles Piutau appeared for New Zealand U20.

Forwards: Finlay Bealham (Ulster), Tadhg Furlong (Leinster), Conor Carey (Ulster), James Tracy (Leinster), Niall Annett (Ulster), David Doyle (Leinster), Jonny Murphy (Ulster), Shane Buckley (Munster), Iain Henderson (Ulster), Michael Kearney (Leinster), Daniel Qualter (Connacht), Aaron Connelly (Connacht), Dominic Gallagher (Ulster), Eoin McKeon (Connacht), Jordi Murphy (Leinster), Peter Du Toit (Leinster)

Backs: Kieran Marmion (Exile), JJ Hanrahan (Munster), Patrick Jackson (Ulster), James McKinney (Ulster), Alex Kelly (Leinster), Brendan Macken (Leinster), Luke Marshall (Ulster), Andrew Boyle (Leinster), Craig Gilroy (Ulster), Tiernan O’Halloran (Connacht), Andrew Conway (Leinster)


JWC 2011: Wrap Up

New Zealand celebrate another U20 Junior World Championship win. Ireland U20’s finished the tournament in…

JWC 2011: Ireland 24 Wales 38

It was a disappointing end for Ireland U20’s as they slumped to a 24 –…

JWC 2011: Ireland team for Wales

Ireland and Wales have named their teams for tomorrows 7th place play off which takes…

JWC 201: Ireland 15 South Africa 57.

Ireland’s youngsters shipped nine tries in this defeat against South Africa with the stamina sapping…

JWC 2011: Ireland v South Africa Preview – Take 2

Although there are substantial changes to the starting line ups from the last meeting between…

JWC 2011: Ireland team for South Africa – Take 2

Ireland have made five changes to their starting XV from their earlier meeting with South Africa. The…

JWC 2011: Ireland 30 Scotland 13

Second half tries from Andrew Conway, Luke Marshall and Niall Annett gave Ireland a 30…

JWC 2011: Ireland v Scotland Preview

This will be the third time that Ireland and Scotland have met at the IRB…

JWC 2011: Ireland team for Scotland.

U-20 Coach Mike Ruddock has made five changes to the starting XV for this game…

JWC 2011: Match Day 2 Review!

Match Day 2 brought more disappointment for Ireland in the IRB 2011 Junior World Cup.…

JWC 2011: Ireland 26 South Africa 42

It was heartbreak for the second match in a row for Ireland’s youngsters as they…

JWC 2011: Ireland v South Africa Preview

Thanks to the stato’s at the IRB we have a whole host of facts and…

JWC 2011: Ireland team for South Africa.

Ireland have made six changes from the starting XV against England. In a bid to…

JWC 2011: Match Day 1 Review

Tonga prepare for their game against Australia in Day 1 of the 2011 JWC. With…

JWC 2011: England 33 Ireland 25

It was heartbreak for Ireland in the opening game of the IRB 2011 Junior World…

JWC 2011: Eight Ulster Players in Squad for England

Eight Ulster players have been included in the squad for Ireland’s opening Junior World cup fixture…

A Brief History of Ireland in U20’s JWC.

The IRB Under 20’s Junior World Championship was first competed for in Wales in 2008…

Ireland’s U20’s jet off to Milan.

Ireland’s U20’s fly out to Milan today to start preparations for what promises to be an intriguing…

Annett to lead. Ireland U20’s make three changes for JWC 2011

There have been three changes to the Irish Under 20 Squad for the Junior World…

Ireland U20’s Gear Up for Junior World Cup Challenge.

The Irish U20’s Junior World Cup Squad enjoyed two very good days in Dublin at the weekend…

Ireland U20’s go through their paces in Cork!

Ireland U20’s had a run out on Sunday evening, against an experienced Munster Development team,…

Ireland U20 Squad for JWC 2011

The Irish U20 World Cup Squad has slipped out over on the IRB Junior World…

Ireland U20 Fixtures Announced for JWC 2011

The fixtures for the IRB Under 20 Junior World Cup in Italy have been released…