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It was a disappointing end for Ireland U20’s as they slumped to a 24 – 38 defeat to Wales in their final match of the 2011 Junior World Cup.

Wales were always in front with Lewis Robling, Macauley Cook, Liam Williams, Kirby Hill, and Thomas Young all crossing, Matthew Morgan adding two conversions and three penalties.

Ireland did have something to celebrate with Andrew Conway crossing the line for his 10th try in the championship which now puts him joint top try scorer alongside New Zealand’s Zac Guildford.

Leinster’s Andrew Boyle scored late in the first half to keep Ireland in the hunt at the break and a Patrick Jackson penalty shortly after the restart took Ireland to within 4 points of the Welsh.

Unfortunately too many mistakes from the Irish lads let Wales run away with the game, with two second half tries, until Ulster’s Iain Henderson scored a late consolation try.

Wales U20: Steve Shingler, Liam Williams, Iolo Evans, Lewis Robling , Ross Jones, Matthew Morgan, Jonathan Evans, Will Taylor, Kirby Myhill, Will Griff John, Macauley Cook (c), Lloyd Peers, Luke Hamilton, Thomas Young, Ben Thomas. Replacements: Jamie Sollis, Lewis Smout, Cory Hill, Owen Sheppeard, Lewis Jones, Rheon James, Dale Ford.

Ireland U20: Andrew Conway, Craig Gilroy, Alex Kelly, JJ Hanrahan, Andrew Boyle, James McKinney, Kieran Marmion, Finlay Bealham, David Doyle, Tadhg Furlong, Daniel Qualter, Iain Henderson, Shane Buckley, Aaron Conneely, Jordi Murphy (c). Replacements: Jonathan Murphy, James Tracy, Michael Kearney, Eoin McKeon, Peter du Toit, Paddy Jackson, Brendan Macken.

JWC 2011: Ireland v Wales as it happened.
  • 12:52 Good to see Henderson on the try list.
  • 12:50 Final Score: Ireland 24 Wales 38. That was a surprise – disappointing 8th place finish for Ireland. Congratulations to Andrew Conway for his record equalling 10th JWC try.
  • 12:38 Ireland 24 [Henderson try, Jackson con] Wales 38 (79 mins)
  • 12:33 Ireland 17 Wales 38 [Young try, Morgan con] (74 mins) Pah!
  • 12:22 Ireland 17 Wales 31 [Hill try, Morgan con] (63 mins)
  • 12:07 Ireland 17 Wales 24 [Morgan pen] (49 mins)
  • 12:00 [Second Half: Ireland 17 [Pen Jackson] Wales 21 (42 mins)
  • 11:57 HT Ireland 14 Wales 21
  • 11:47 Ireland 14 [ Boyle try, Jackson con] Wales 21 (40 mins)
  • 11:46 Ireland 7 Wales 21 [Williams try] (39 mins)
  • 11:26 Ireland 7 Wales 16 [Cook try,] (22 mins)
  • 11:21 Ireland 7 Wales 11 [Morgan pen] (17 mins)
  • 11:20 Ireland 7 [Conway try, McKinney con] Wales 8 (15 mins)
  • 11:16 Latest from Treviso, 2011 JWC: Ireland U20’s 0 Wales U20’s 8 [Robling try, Morgan pen] (12 mins)

Check back tomorrow night for our JWC 2011 review – it didn’t all go wrong! 🙂

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