International Rugby Under 20

Our age grade international rugby coverage focuses largely on Ireland U20 and international U20 sides in general. However, you can view our coverage of other international age grade sides by clicking on the appropriate team below.

U20 rugby largely replaced U19 and U21 rugby as the main international competitive age grade in 2008 with both the Six Nations and the, then, International Rugby Board Junior World Championship both adopting this age limit.

Overall record

OppositionPLWDL% Won
Argentina530260%
Australia310233%
England21801338%
Fiji2200100%
France1670944%
Georgia320167%
Japan1100100%
Italy16141188%
New Zealand810713%
Samoa320167%
Scotland20150575%
South Africa410325%
Tonga1100100%
Uruguay1100100%
Wales18711039%
Total 122 66 2 54 54%

Honours

  • Six Nations Under 20s Championship:
    • Winner (3): 2007, 2010, 2019
  • Grand Slam:
    • Winner (2): 2007, 2019
  • Triple Crown:
    • Winner (4): 2007, 2010, 2019, 2020
  • World Rugby Under 20 Championship:
    • Runner Up (1): 2016

Associated Posts

Ireland U20: Six Nations Review

Ireland U20: Six Nations Review

Normally we’d be making plans for our coverage of the World Rugby U20 Championship which were due to take place in northern Italy at the…

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U20 Six Nations: England 21 Ireland 39

U20 Six Nations: England 21 Ireland 39

I was just about to start my U20 Six Nations review when I noticed that I didn’t have a report up for Ireland’s Triple Crown…

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U20 Six Nations. Teams up for England v Ireland

U20 Six Nations. Teams up for England v Ireland

The teams have been announced for Ireland’s trip to Northampton to face England in the U20 Six Nations on friday night. Kick off 19:45. Both…

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U20 Six Nations. Ireland 36 Wales 22

U20 Six Nations. Ireland 36 Wales 22

Ireland U20’s went seven games undefeated in this U20 Six Nations following a bonus point 36 – 22 win against Wales at Irish Independent Park…

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U20 Six Nations. Teams up for Ireland v Wales

U20 Six Nations. Teams up for Ireland v Wales

The teams have been announced for Friday nights U20 Six Nations fixture between Ireland and Wales which takes place at Irish Independent Park, kick off…

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U20 Six Nations: Ireland 38 Scotland 26

U20 Six Nations: Ireland 38 Scotland 26

We thought they might have been a bit slow out of the blocks but Ireland U20’s hit the ground running with a six try 38…

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U20 Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland.

U20 Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland.

It’s the start of another 10 match journey as we get to know the great and the good of the Ireland U20’s over the Six…

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Ireland U20: 2018-2019 Season Wrap

Ireland U20: 2018-2019 Season Wrap

Ireland U20’s have just completed one of their more successful seasons in recent years. The season highlight was their Six Nations Grand Slam, however, this…

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U20 Six Nations: Who did what in the Ireland U20’s

U20 Six Nations: Who did what in the Ireland U20’s

Ireland U20’s have completed their most successful U20 Six Nations campaign ever, picking up their first ever Grand Slam and their second ever outright Championship…

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U20 Six Nations: Ireland clinch title with win over France

U20 Six Nations: Ireland clinch title with win over France

Ireland U20’s clinched the 2019 U20 Six Nations Championship with a thrilling win against their French counterparts at Independent Park, Cork on Friday night. With…

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U20 Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v France.

U20 Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v France.

The teams were announced a couple of days ago for Friday nights U20 Six Nations Fixture between Ireland and France. The match kicks off at…

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U20 Six Nations: Teams up for Italy v Ireland

U20 Six Nations: Teams up for Italy v Ireland

The teams have been announced for the U20 Six Nations clash between Italy and Ireland which takes place at Stadio Centro d’Italia, Rieti on Friday evening.…

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U20 Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland

U20 Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland

Ireland’s only successful Six Nations side last weekend have remained largely unchanged for their second round match against Scotland U20 on Friday night at Netherdale,…

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U20 Six Nations: Ireland 35 England 27

U20 Six Nations: Ireland 35 England 27

Ireland U20’s powered to a bonus point win against England U20 in a highly entertaining game at Irish Independent Park, Cork last night in front of…

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Ireland U20: Squad Named for 2019 Six Nations

Ireland U20: Squad Named for 2019 Six Nations

The Ireland U20 squad for the 2019 Six Nations Championship was announced yesterday morning at their sponsors  headquarters in Dublin by Head Coach Noel McNamara. The 40-man…

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Ireland U20: Who did what 2018?

Ireland U20: Who did what 2018?

We continue to benchmark the season just gone with a look at the performance of Ireland U20’s in the Six Nations and the 2018 World…

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U20 Six Nations Wrap – Who Did What?

U20 Six Nations Wrap – Who Did What?

The 2018 U20 Six Nations was one of mixed success for the Ireland U20 side. The team recorded two wins (Italy and Scotland) and three…

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U20 Six Nations Round 5 Wrap

U20 Six Nations Round 5 Wrap

Three teams went into the final round of the U20 Six Nations with a chance of lifting the championship. France U20 and England U20 were…

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Under 20: Teams up for England v Ireland

Under 20: Teams up for England v Ireland

The teams have been announced for the Round 5 match in the U20 Six Nations between England U20 and Ireland U20 which takes place at…

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U20 Six Nations Round 4 Wrap

U20 Six Nations Round 4 Wrap

Ireland U20, Italy U20 and England U20 were the big winners this weekend, all responding to defeats in the last round to pull out a…

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Under 20: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland.

Under 20: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland.

I must say I’m starting to enjoy our new relationship with the Ireland U20’s coaches. After being dumped at the altar by the wonderful Nigel…

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Under 20 Six Nations Round 3 Wrap

Under 20 Six Nations Round 3 Wrap

Round 3 of the U20 Six Nations completed on Friday Night with Scotland U20 the big winners and Italy U20 the big losers. Ireland continued…

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Under 20: Teams up for Ireland v Wales.

Under 20: Teams up for Ireland v Wales.

Ireland and Wales U20’s kick off a big weekend of Six Nations Rugby in Dublin tonight when they go head to head at Donnybrook Stadium,…

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Under 20 Six Nations Round 2 Wrap

Under 20 Six Nations Round 2 Wrap

The U20 Six Nations tournament continued on Friday night with wins for Ireland, England and France, all three recording a bonus point win. Ireland made…

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Ireland U20 Announced for Italy Game

Ireland U20 Announced for Italy Game

The Ireland U20’s side for their Six Nations match against Italy at Donnybrook on Friday evening was announced yesterday. Rather disappointingly three Ulster lads have…

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Under 20 Six Nations Round 1 Wrap

Under 20 Six Nations Round 1 Wrap

The Under 20 Six Nations kicked off on Friday night with all three fixtures completed. And Friday night is going to be the night for…

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Ireland U20’s announced for French opener.

Ireland U20’s announced for French opener.

The Ireland U20’s Match Day 23 to face France U20’s in Bordeaux on Friday night was announced earlier this afternoon. The good news is there…

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Ireland U20 Six Nations Review. Who did what!

Ireland U20 Six Nations Review. Who did what!

We have a look at the statistics behind Ireland U20’s recent Six Nations campaign. Has it been a good or bad tournament for the Ulster…

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Ireland U20 come up short against England

Ireland U20 come up short against England

Ireland U20’s came up just short in a highly entertaining match against England U20’s at Donnybrook on Friday night. The 10 – 14 win for…

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Teams announced for Ireland U20 v England U20

Teams announced for Ireland U20 v England U20

The teams have been announced for Friday evenings Six Nations match between Ireland U20 and England U20. Kick off 18:00. Unfortunately, due to injuries we…

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Ireland U20’s Grand Slam hopes end in Wales

Ireland U20’s Grand Slam hopes end in Wales

Ireland U20’s Six Nations Grand Slam hopes disappeared with a 41 – 27 defeat to Wales U20’s at Parc Eirias, Colwin Bay last night.  Wales led…

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Ireland U20’s face tough test in Wales!

Ireland U20’s face tough test in Wales!

The teams have been announced for Ireland U20’s Six Nations match against their Welsh counterparts which takes place on Saturday evening at Parc Eirias. Kick off…

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Ireland U20 remain unbeaten after win against France.

Ireland U20 remain unbeaten after win against France.

Ireland U20 raced to a 21 – 10 half time lead thanks to tries from Tadgh McElroy, Tommy O’Brien and Oisin Dowling, all converted by…

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Four Ulster players in U20’s to face France

Four Ulster players in U20’s to face France

The teams have been announced for the Ireland v France U20 Six Nations fixture which takes place on Friday night at Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin. Kick…

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Ireland snatch another win in the U20 Six Nations

Ireland snatch another win in the U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20’s struggled to their second successive one point win in the U20 Six Nations, this time against Italy in Prato, Ireland holding on to take…

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Teams up for tonight’s Ireland v Italy U20 encounter.

Teams up for tonight’s Ireland v Italy U20 encounter.

The teams were announced yesterday for the Italy U20 v Ireland U20 RBS Six Nations match which takes place Friday night at Stadio Enrico Chersoni…

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McPhillips Guides Ireland to Opening Round Win

McPhillips Guides Ireland to Opening Round Win

Scotland U20 (13) 19  Ulster’s Johnny McPhillips help guide Ireland U20’s to a RBS U20 Six Nations opening round win against Scotland U20’s at Broadwood…

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McPhillips and Stewart to start for Ireland U20’s.

McPhillips and Stewart to start for Ireland U20’s.

The teams were announced earlier this afternoon for the Scotland U20 v Ireland U20 match which takes place at Broadwood Stadium on Friday night. The…

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Six Ulster Players in U20 Six Nations Squad

Six Ulster Players in U20 Six Nations Squad

The Ireland U20 Squad for the opening rounds of the RBS Six Nations was announced earlier this week and the good news is that six Ulster…

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RBS6N: Ireland U20 26 Scotland U20 18

RBS6N: Ireland U20 26 Scotland U20 18

Ireland U20 (12) 26 TRY: Adam McBurney, Jacob Stockdale, Will Connors, Penalty Try. CON: Brett Connon (3). Scotland U20 (13) 18 TRY: Darcy Graham, George Taylor. CON:…

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RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland Under 20’s

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland Under 20’s

The Under 20’s teams for the final week of the Six Nations campaign have been announced with head coach Nigel Carolan making three changes to the starting…

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RBS6N: Ireland U20 19 Italy U20 13

RBS6N: Ireland U20 19 Italy U20 13

Ireland U20 (6) 13TRY: Shane Daly. CON: Brett Connon. PEN: Brett Connon (4).Italy U20 (13) 13TRY: Giovanni Pettinelli. CON: Leanardo Mantelli. PEN: Leanardo Manelli (2).Ireland…

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RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Italy U20’s

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Italy U20’s

The Irish Under 20’s have largely been a delight this season playing a refreshingly adventurous style of rugby.Sure they have lost two out of three…

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RBS6N: England U20 20 Ireland U20 26

RBS6N: England U20 20 Ireland U20 26

England (17) 20TRY: Sam Smith, George Perkins. CON: Mathew Protheroe (2). PEN: Mathew Protheroe. DG: Mathew Protheroe.Ireland (6) 26TRY: James Ryan, Matthew Byrne, Andrew Porter. CON: Brett Connon PEN: Johnny McPhillips…

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RBS6N: Teams up for England v Ireland U20’s

RBS6N: Teams up for England v Ireland U20’s

Another exciting weekend of Six Nations Rugby kicks off this evening with England hosting Ireland at Kingston Park, Newcastle. Kick off 6:05, live on Sky Sports. Ireland…

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RBS6N: France U20 34 Ireland U20 13

RBS6N: France U20 34 Ireland U20 13

France (17) 34 TRY: Penalty Try, Gabriel N’Gandebe, Florian Verhaegue (2). CON: Anthony Belleau (4). PEN: Anthony Belleau (2). Ireland (13) 13 TRY: Peter Claffey, James…

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RBS6N: Teams up for France v Ireland U20’s

RBS6N: Teams up for France v Ireland U20’s

The Under 20’s were announced yesterday for Friday night’s Six Nations match at Parc des Sports, l’Egassiarial. Kick off 20:05 GMT. There are six changes to…

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RBS6N: Ireland U20 24 Wales U20 35

RBS6N: Ireland U20 24 Wales U20 35

Ireland U20 (14) 24 TRY: Cillian Gallagher, Kelvin Brown, Shane Daly. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (3) Wales U20 (20) 35 TRY: Dafydd Hughes, Adam Beard, Dan Jones, Harri Millard.…

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RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Wales U20’s Fixture

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Wales U20’s Fixture

Teams have been announced for Friday evenings Six Nations clash between Ireland and Wales Under 20’s which takes place at Donnybrook. KO 19:35, live on…

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RBS6N: Ireland Squads Announced

RBS6N: Ireland Squads Announced

It’s been a busy week at D4 HQ as Ireland have announced the Women’s, Men’s and Under 20’s Squads for the upcoming RBS Six Nations. It’s…

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U20 Six Nations: France 12 Ireland 13

U20 Six Nations: France 12 Ireland 13

Ireland’s youngsters came away from Grenoble with a hard won 13 – 12 victory against their French counterparts yesterday afternoon in the U20 Six Nations Championship. Munster youngster JJ Hanrahan…

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Lock, Stock and No Smoking Barrels: Under 20’s mugged by England!

Lock, Stock and No Smoking Barrels: Under 20’s mugged by England!

This was always going to be a big ask for Ireland’s youngsters, with their creative backs (Paddy Jackson, Luke Marshall and Craig Gilroy) all playing…

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Ireland U20: 2018-2019 Season Wrap

Ireland U20: 2018-2019 Season Wrap

Ireland U20’s have just completed one of their more successful seasons in recent years. The season highlight was their Six Nations Grand Slam, however, this…

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Ireland U20: Ireland leave themselves with too much to do against New Zealand.

Ireland U20: Ireland leave themselves with too much to do against New Zealand.

A poor first half cost Ireland their chance of a 7th place finish in the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina with New Zealand capitalising…

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Ireland U20: All you need to know for Ireland v New Zealand

Ireland U20: All you need to know for Ireland v New Zealand

We have an indepth look at the two teams ahead of this afternoon’s 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship 7th Place Final match. Kick off is…

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Ireland U20: And still there is one!

Ireland U20: And still there is one!

The Ireland U20 side has been named for their 7th place play of match against New Zealand at Rosario, Argentina. Kick off 17:00 UK/IRE (Live…

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Ireland U20: England extract revenge.

Ireland U20: England extract revenge.

England extracted revenge, for their two defeats by Ireland this season, by winning this 5th Place Semifinal 23 – 30 in the World Rugby U20…

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Ireland U20: All you need to know about Ireland U20 v England U20. Take 2.

Ireland U20: All you need to know about Ireland U20 v England U20. Take 2.

We have an indepth look at the two teams ahead of this afternoon’s 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship 5th Place semi final match. Kick off…

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Ireland U20: And then there was one.

Ireland U20: And then there was one.

The Ireland U20 side has been named for their 5th place play of match against England at Rosario, Argentina. Kick off 19:30 UK/IRE (Live on…

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Ireland U20: Who’s been doing what so far.

Ireland U20: Who’s been doing what so far.

Ireland U20, the current Six Nations “Grand Slam” champions have been competing in the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championships in Argentina the last couple of…

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Ireland U20: Ireland batter Italy to progress to 5th Place Play Offs

Ireland U20: Ireland batter Italy to progress to 5th Place Play Offs

Ireland U20 produced a bruising first half performance against Italy to record a five try bonus point win and progress to the 5th Place Play…

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Ireland U20: All you need to know about Italy U20 v Ireland U20

Ireland U20: All you need to know about Italy U20 v Ireland U20

We have an indepth look at the two teams ahead of this afternoon’s 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship third round match. Kick off is at…

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Ireland U20: Three Ulster players to start against Italy

Ireland U20: Three Ulster players to start against Italy

The Ireland U20 team to play Italy in their third game of the World Rugby U20 Championship has been named. The match kicks off on…

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Ireland U20: Ruthless Australia run riot.

Ireland U20: Ruthless Australia run riot.

Ireland U20 went down 45 – 17 to a ruthless Australian side who ran in five tries in the final quarter to make light of…

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Ireland U20: All you need to know about Australia U20 v Ireland U20

Ireland U20: All you need to know about Australia U20 v Ireland U20

We have an indepth look at the two teams ahead of this afternoon’s 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship second round match. Kick off is at…

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Ireland U20: Three Ulster players to start against Australia

Ireland U20: Three Ulster players to start against Australia

The Ireland U20 team to play Australia in their second game of the World Rugby U20 Championship has been named. The match kicks off at…

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Ireland U20: Six try salvo stuns England.

Ireland U20: Six try salvo stuns England.

Ireland recorded a 42 – 26 win against England on Tuesday evening in the opening round of the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship.  Remarkably, it’s…

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Ireland U20: All you want to know about Ireland U20 v England U20

Ireland U20: All you want to know about Ireland U20 v England U20

We have an indepth look at the two teams ahead of tonight’s opening 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship. Kicks off 19:30 UK/IRE.  The match should be…

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Ireland U20: Five Ulster players start against England.

Ireland U20: Five Ulster players start against England.

Noel McNamara has named the Ireland U20 side for their opening  2019 World Rugby U20 Championship fixture which kicks of on Tuesday 4th June at…

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Ireland U20: Final squad confirmed for 2019 U20 World Championship.

Ireland U20: Final squad confirmed for 2019 U20 World Championship.

Ireland U20 Head Coach Noel McNamara has confirmed the 28-man squad to travel to Argentina on Wednesday ahead of the U20 World Championships kicking off on…

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Ireland U20: Extended squad named for 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: Extended squad named for 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20 Coach Noel McNamara named an extended squad of 32 players for the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship which takes place in Argentina next…

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Ireland U20: Who did what 2018?

Ireland U20: Who did what 2018?

We continue to benchmark the season just gone with a look at the performance of Ireland U20’s in the Six Nations and the 2018 World…

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U20 World Championship: Ireland 39 Japan 33

U20 World Championship: Ireland 39 Japan 33

Ireland win the 11th place play off match and remain in the World Rugby U20 Championships for another season with a 39-33 victory over Japan…

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U20 World Championship: Teams for Ireland v Japan relegation battle!

U20 World Championship: Teams for Ireland v Japan relegation battle!

The Ireland U20 side has been announced for the World Rugby U20 Championship relegation play off against Japan U20 which takes place Sunday morning in…

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U20 World Championship: Ireland 29 Scotland 45

U20 World Championship: Ireland 29 Scotland 45

The prospect of relegation to the World Rugby U20 Trophy looms after Ireland they were convincingly defeated by Scotland 45-29 in Perpignan this afternoon. Ireland…

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U20 World Championship: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland

U20 World Championship: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland

The teams are up for the World Rugby U20 Championship 9th Place Semi Final between Ireland U20 and Scotland U20 which takes place in Perpignan…

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U20 World Championship: Ireland 20 Georgia 24

U20 World Championship: Ireland 20 Georgia 24

Tedo Abzhandadze inspired Georgia to a 24-20 victory over Ireland on match day three of the 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship at the Parc des…

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U20 World Championship: Teams up for Ireland v Georgia

U20 World Championship: Teams up for Ireland v Georgia

Matthew Dalton, Aaron Hall and James Hume are the Ulster representatives in the Ireland U20s side that will take on Georgia in the final pool…

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U20 World Championship: Australia 54 Japan 19

U20 World Championship: Australia 54 Japan 19

The second match in Narbonne on Sunday featured Australia U20 against Japan U20 with both teams looking for a win following opening day losses in…

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U20 World Championship: South Africa 30 Ireland 17

U20 World Championship: South Africa 30 Ireland 17

A Wandisile Simelane hat trick eased South Africa to a comfortable win over Ireland on match-day two of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2018 at…

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U20 World Championship: Teams up for South Africa v Ireland

U20 World Championship: Teams up for South Africa v Ireland

Ulster’s Jonny Stewart is one of four Ulster players named in the Ireland team to start the second match of the World Rugby U20 Championships…

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U20 World Championship: South Africa 33 Georgia 27

U20 World Championship: South Africa 33 Georgia 27

Ireland’s next opponents, South Africa, stumbled to a 33-27 victory over Georgia in the opening round of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2018 in Stade…

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U20 World Championship: France 26 Ireland 24

U20 World Championship: France 26 Ireland 24

A spirited Ireland performance was not enough as France powered to victory with a dynamic second half performance. Hugh O’Sullivan scored on the stroke of…

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U20 World Championship: Teams announced for France v Ireland

U20 World Championship: Teams announced for France v Ireland

Three Ulster players are named in Ireland’s starting team while another two are replacements as Ireland kick off their World Rugby Championship campaign tomorrow evening…

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Ireland Squad Named for 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland Squad Named for 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship

The Ireland U20 squad has been named for the 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship to be held in France. The squad features seven Ulster players…

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U20 Championship: Who did what?

U20 Championship: Who did what?

We have a look at the statistics behind Ireland U20’s recent 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship campaign in Georgia. Who did what and how did…

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U20 Championship: Ireland U20 24 Georgia U20 18

U20 Championship: Ireland U20 24 Georgia U20 18

Ireland U20 finished off their 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship campaign in style with a 24 -18 win against tournament hosts Georgia U20’s at a…

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U20 Championship: Teams announced for Ireland U20 v Georgia U20

U20 Championship: Teams announced for Ireland U20 v Georgia U20

The teams have been announced for the final round of the World Rugby U20 Championship where Ireland U20 face Georgia U20 in the 9th place positional…

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U20 Championship: Ireland U20 52 Samoa U20 26

U20 Championship: Ireland U20 52 Samoa U20 26

Ireland U20’s won the crucial 9th – 12th place semi-final 52 – 26 against Samoa U20’s in the 2017 World Rugby U20’s Championship at Avchala…

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U20 Championship: Teams up for Ireland U20 v Samoa U20

U20 Championship: Teams up for Ireland U20 v Samoa U20

The teams have been announced for the 9 – 12 place semi-final between Ireland U20 and Samoa U20 in the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship.…

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U20 Championship: Ireland U20 3 New Zealand U20 69

U20 Championship: Ireland U20 3 New Zealand U20 69

Ireland U20 came up against a rampant New Zealand U20, losing 3 – 69, in their final Pool match at the AIA Arena, Kutaisi, Georgia,…

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U20 Championship: Teams up for Ireland v New Zealand

U20 Championship: Teams up for Ireland v New Zealand

The teams have been announced for the final round of pool match of the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship between Ireland U20 and New Zealand…

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U20 Championship: Ireland U20 28 Scotland U20 32

U20 Championship: Ireland U20 28 Scotland U20 32

Ireland U20 took on Scotland U20 on Sunday in the second game of the tournament. As both teams had lost losing their opening matches we…

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U20 Championship: Catch up with the Ulster players.

U20 Championship: Catch up with the Ulster players.

We caught up with the Ulster players in the Ireland U20 squad out in Kutaisi, Georgia to find out how they are enjoying the experience…

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U20 Championship: Malone shuffles the cards for Scotland clash

U20 Championship: Malone shuffles the cards for Scotland clash

Ireland U20’s coach Peter Malone has made six changes to the starting XV for this win or bust match against Scotland, their second pool match…

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U20 Championship: Ireland struggle after slow start

U20 Championship: Ireland struggle after slow start

Ireland U20’s slipped to a 21 – 22 defeat by Italy U20’s in their opening match in the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship. Such is…

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U20 Championship: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

U20 Championship: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

The teams have been announced for Ireland U20’s opening match, against Italy U20’s, in the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship which kicks off in Georgia tomorrow afternoon.…

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Meet the Ulster players in the Ireland U20 Squad.

Meet the Ulster players in the Ireland U20 Squad.

I must admit that when the Ireland U20’s squad for the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia was announced last week I was a…

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Ireland U20’s named for 2017 World Championship

Ireland U20’s named for 2017 World Championship

The Ireland U20’s squad for the World Rugby 2017 U20 World Championship was named yesterday afternoon with four Ulster players in the 28 player squad.…

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2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 21 England 45

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 21 England 45

Ireland U20’s fantastic journey in the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship came to a crashing halt on Saturday evening when they came up against a…

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2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v England Final

2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v England Final

Teams are up for Saturday’s 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship Final between Ireland and England that takes place at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford. Kick…

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2016 U20 WRC: The History Boys.

2016 U20 WRC: The History Boys.

Win, lose or draw tomorrow, this group of Ireland U20’s players have already made history, being the first Irish side to make the final of this…

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2016 U20 WRC: Day 4 Wrap

2016 U20 WRC: Day 4 Wrap

The results from Day 4 are shown below. 19 Georgia 18–17 Italy AJ Bell Stadium 20 France 41–27 Japan AJ Bell Stadium 21 Scotland 19–35…

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2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 37 Argentina 7

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 37 Argentina 7

Ireland U20’s qualified for their first ever World Rugby U20 Championship Final with a comfortable 37 – 7 win against Argentina on Monday afternoon at…

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2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v Argentina

2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v Argentina

Ireland U20 coach Nigel Carolan has, largely, reverted back to the starting line-up that featured against Wales and New Zealand for Monday’s semi final clash against Argentina…

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2016 U20 WRC: Day 3 Wrap.

2016 U20 WRC: Day 3 Wrap.

The results from Day 3 are shown below. 13 Argentina 39–20 Japan AJ Bell Stadium 14 New Zealand 18–17 Wales AJ Bell Stadium 15 England…

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2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 35 Georgia 7

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 35 Georgia 7

Ireland U20’s qualified as second seeds in the knockout stages of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship with a 35 – 7 win against Georgia…

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2016 U20 WRC: Ireland make sweeping changes for Georgia

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland make sweeping changes for Georgia

Ireland U20 coach Nigel Carolan has made sweeping changes to the starting XV for their final pool game of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship against…

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2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 33 New Zealand 24

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 33 New Zealand 24

Ireland U20’s secured their second win of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship with a dramatic 33 – 20 win against, current World Champions, New…

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2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v New Zealand

2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v New Zealand

Nigel Carolan has made one, enforced, change to the Ireland U20’s side for their second Pool A match in the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship, against…

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2016 U20 WRC: Day 1 Wrap

2016 U20 WRC: Day 1 Wrap

The results from Day 1 are shown below. 1 France 15–24 Argentina AJ Bell Stadium 2 Australia 10–15 Scotland AJ Bell Stadium 3 New Zealand…

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2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 26 Wales 25

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 26 Wales 25

Ireland U20’s staged a remarkable comeback, to overcome a seventeen point defect, beating the reigning Six Nations Champions, Wales, 26 – 25 on Tuesday evening at the Manchester…

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2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v Wales.

2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v Wales.

The teams have been announced for Ireland’s opening match of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship against Wales which takes place at the Manchester City…

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2016 U20 WRC: Guide to the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Guide to the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship

While most of Ireland, North and South, are starting to focus on the 2016 EURO’s in France, the rugby aficionados amongst us will be getting…

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2016 U20 WRC: Ireland Squad Announced for U20 Championship 2016

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland Squad Announced for U20 Championship 2016

The Ireland U20 Squad for the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship was announced earlier this week. The tournament takes place in Manchester this time…

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2015 Under 20’s World Rugby Championship Wrap

2015 Under 20’s World Rugby Championship Wrap

Ireland finished off the 2015 U20 World Championship in 7th place with a record of Played 5, Won 3. Two of the wins were against…

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U20 WRC: Ireland 18 Argentina 16

U20 WRC: Ireland 18 Argentina 16

Ireland U20’s got their World Rugby Championship campaign off to a winning start on Tuesday afternoon with a scrappy 18 – 16 win against their…

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Six Ulster Players In World Rugby U20 Championship Squad.

Six Ulster Players In World Rugby U20 Championship Squad.

The World Rugby U20 Championship, formerly the IRB Junior World Championship, kicks off next Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 with Ireland facing Argentina in Parma, Italy…

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JWC2014: Ireland thumped by England!

JWC2014: Ireland thumped by England!

See what happens when I build this team up – they go and get walloped! Unfortunately a big, physical and pacey English side were just too…

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JWC2014: Our Frankie Returns for England Semi Final

JWC2014: Our Frankie Returns for England Semi Final

I didn’t give this group of youngsters much chance at the beginning of the tournament. I’m not a big fan of these one sided provincial…

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JWC2014: Ireland secure semi-final spot with win against Fiji

JWC2014: Ireland secure semi-final spot with win against Fiji

IRELAND U20’s secured a first ever top four finish with a 38 -0 win against Fiji in the 2014 Junior World Championship in New Zealand. We’d…

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JWC2014: Surprise win for Ireland against Wales.

JWC2014: Surprise win for Ireland against Wales.

Well, it was certainly a surprise for me that Ireland U20’s managed to turn form around and record a rather comfortable 35 – 21 win…

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JWC2014: Wales up next for Ireland U20’s

JWC2014: Wales up next for Ireland U20’s

Belfast Harlequins’ Frankie Taggart continues his lonesome stand for the Ulster men having hung on to his starting spot for Ireland U20’s match against Wales in the…

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JWC2014: Ireland U20’s face France in opener.

JWC2014: Ireland U20’s face France in opener.

The 2014 JWC kicks off on Monday morning – are we predicting an unprecedented top four finish for Ireland in the 2014 JWC? You'll just…

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JWC2013: Ireland v Australia Take 2.

This really is a cut throat competition. Two games ago Ireland were looking a good bet for the final four, however a narrow defeat to…

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JWC2013: Scholes, Taylor, Donnan and Joyce all start against France.

The Ireland Under-20 team to face France in the 5th-8th place play-off at the IRB Junior World Championship has been named. Mike Ruddock has ringed…

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JWC2013: Ireland 26 New Zealand 31

Report and pictures from Megan Joyce on Ireland U20's narrow defeat to New Zealand in the Junior World Championship last night. [more]

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JWC2013: Four Ulster Players in Squad for All Black Encounter

The side to face the might of New Zealand in the final round of the group stages of the IRB Junior World Championship in Vannes…

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JWC2013: Ireland 46 Fiji 3

JWC2013: Ireland 46 Fiji 3

Megan Joyce in France. Ireland Under-20 sailed to a 46-3 bonus point victory against a robust Fijian outfit in the second round of the IRB…

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JWC2013: Ulster’s Joyce to captain U20’s against Fiji.

Megan Joyce looks at the Ireland U20's side ahead of their Junior World Championship clash against a physical Fiji tomorrow afternoon. Ulster's Scholes and Taylor…

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JWC2013: Ireland 19 Australia 15

JWC2013: Ireland 19 Australia 15

Megan Joyce, our "Mademoiselle in France" brings us up to date with report and pictures of Ireland U20's stunning win against Australia in the opening…

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JWC2013: Wholesale changes to U20 squad for Australia opener.

The Ireland Under-20 team has been named for their first game of the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship against Australia in Vannes on Wednesday (kick-off…

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JWC2013: Ireland Squad for Under 20 Championship.

The Ireland U20’s Junior World Championship side appears to have been released earlier this week with the squad now up on the IRB website.  As…

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Under 20: Ireland Kick Off Times for JWC 2013

The International Rugby Board announced the kick-off times for matches at the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship earlier this week. The tournament will take place…

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JWC2012: France U20 7 Ireland U20 18

JWC2012: France U20 7 Ireland U20 18

Ireland U20's finished off this years Junior World Championship with a comfortable 18 – 7 win over France U20's to give Ireland 5th place and…

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JWC2012: Ireland U20 27 England U20 12

Ireland U20's will play France for 5th place on Friday after defeating England 27 – 12 in a highly entertaining encounter at the Cape Town…

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JWC2012: Ireland U20 v Italy U20

Ireland U20’s ended the 2012 JWC Pool Stages as the No 6 seeds thanks to a convincing bonus point win over Italy. They now go…

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JWC2012: England U20 20 Ireland U20 15

This really was the one that got away for the Irish U20's as they spurned a great chance to qualify in the top four of…

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JWC2012: South Africa U20 19 Ireland U20 23

JWC2012: South Africa U20 19 Ireland U20 23

Ireland recorded what could arguably be their best ever result in the U20 Junior World Championship with a sensational 23 – 19 win over host…

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JWC2012: Jackson pulled from Ireland U20 Squad.

Ulster’s Patrick Jackson has been pulled from the Ireland Squad for the IRB 2012 JWC in South Africa. The talented outhalf, who was to captain the squad in the…

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JWC 2011: Wrap Up

JWC 2011: Wrap Up

Ireland U20’s finished the tournament in 8th place after going into the tournament with realistic expectations of a top 6 finish. It was a disappointing…

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JWC 2011: Ireland 24 Wales 38

JWC 2011: Ireland 24 Wales 38

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…

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JWC 2011: Ireland team for Wales

JWC 2011: Ireland team for Wales

Ireland and Wales have named their teams for tomorrows 7th place play off which takes place at Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso. KO 11:00am. Banbridge’s Jonathan…

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JWC 201: Ireland 15 South Africa 57.

JWC 201: Ireland 15 South Africa 57.

Ireland’s youngsters shipped nine tries in this defeat against South Africa with the stamina sapping rigours of the tournament finally catching up with the Irish…

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JWC 2011: Ireland v South Africa Preview – Take 2

JWC 2011: Ireland v South Africa Preview – Take 2

Although there are substantial changes to the starting line ups from the last meeting between these two teams most of the changes are swapping around…

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JWC 2011: Ireland team for South Africa – Take 2

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 Baby Boks have made three changes to their starting line up. The…

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JWC 2011: Ireland 30 Scotland 13

JWC 2011: Ireland 30 Scotland 13

Second half tries from Andrew Conway, Luke Marshall and Niall Annett gave Ireland a 30 – 13 win over Scotland. As predicted the first half…

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JWC 2011: Ireland v Scotland Preview

JWC 2011: Ireland v Scotland Preview

This will be the third time that Ireland and Scotland have met at the IRB Junior World Championships. Both previous meetings have been in the…

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JWC 2011: Ireland team for Scotland.

JWC 2011: Ireland team for Scotland.

U-20 Coach Mike Ruddock has made five changes to the starting XV for this game which will decide where in the playoffs Ireland will compete.…

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JWC 2011: Match Day 2 Review!

JWC 2011: Match Day 2 Review!

Match Day 2 brought more disappointment for Ireland in the IRB 2011 Junior World Cup. Ireland’s failure to pick up a losing bonus against England…

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JWC 2011: Ireland 26 South Africa 42

JWC 2011: Ireland 26 South Africa 42

It was heartbreak for the second match in a row for Ireland’s youngsters as they slipped to their second defeat in the 2011 Junior World…

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JWC 2011: Ireland v South Africa Preview

JWC 2011: Ireland v South Africa Preview

Thanks to the stato’s at the IRB we have a whole host of facts and figures ahead of this evenings match so settle down and…

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JWC 2011: Ireland team for South Africa.

JWC 2011: Ireland team for South Africa.

Ireland have made six changes from the starting XV against England. In a bid to keep the team fresh, the bulk of the changes involve…

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JWC 2011: Match Day 1 Review

JWC 2011: Match Day 1 Review

With Match Day 2 almost upon us I thought it would be an opportune time to have a look at how the other teams fared…

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JWC 2011: England 33 Ireland 25

JWC 2011: England 33 Ireland 25

It was heartbreak for Ireland in the opening game of the IRB 2011 Junior World Cup with a last minute try from England denying Ireland…

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JWC 2011: Eight Ulster Players in Squad for England

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 against England in Treviso tomorrow night KO 5:10pm SKY Sports.…

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A Brief History of Ireland in U20’s JWC.

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 as an amalgamation of the previous IRB U19 and IRB…

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Ireland’s U20’s jet off to Milan.

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 Junior World Cup campaign. The squad will travel from Milan…

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

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 Cup in Italy next month, with Ulster’s Trinity based player…

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

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 with noticeable game progress made from Cork last week. In…

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Ireland U20’s go through their paces in Cork!

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, as part of their preparation for the 2011 IRB Junior…

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Ireland U20 Squad for JWC 2011

Ireland U20 Squad for JWC 2011

The Irish U20 World Cup Squad has slipped out over on the IRB Junior World Cup Site. The 26 man squad features 11 Leinster players, 7…

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Ireland U20 Fixtures Announced for JWC 2011

Ireland U20 Fixtures Announced for JWC 2011

The fixtures for the IRB Under 20 Junior World Cup in Italy have been released with Ireland playing their opening pool fixtures, against England and…

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