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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup International Rugby Men Ireland Men Wales Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Ireland 32 Wales 9

Ireland kicked off their Nations Cup campaign with a convincing win against Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Friday evening. Neither side created much, in a drab match, but Ireland managed to get over the line twice with Quinn Roux and James Lowe bagging a try each. Ireland (16) 32 TRY: Quinn Roux, James Lowe  CON: Johnny […]

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2020-21 International Rugby Men Ireland Men

John Cooney left out of Irish squad… again

Having omitted John Cooney from his international squad for the final 2020 Six Nations matches, many thought the scrum half had done enough to force his way back into Andy Farrell’s plans for the Autumn Nations Cup with his PRO14 performances recently Cooney is the notable absentee from the squad announced on Thursday while Iain […]

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2019-20 France Men International Men Ireland Men Six Nations

Six Nations: France 35 Ireland 27

France dashed any hopes Ireland had securing the Six Nations Championship. The home side produced a dominant second half to take the game, for Ireland, it was a performance littered with mistakes. France’s efforts were spearheaded by halfbacks Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack while up front, the forwards disrupted Ireland, with Gregory Alldritt and Charles […]

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations World Rugby U20 Championship

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 Rugby Championship. Results wise it wasn’t the best of seasons for Ireland U20’s. Their two wins in the Six Nations (against Italy and Scotland) were followed by a single win (against […]

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Japan U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 in a pulsating affair. Jonny Stewart, Dan Sheehan, Peter Sylvester and Tommy O’Brien grabbed the Irish tries while a double from Halatoa Vailea and Siosaia Fifita kept Japan in the […]

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2017-18 Georgia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 Sports Et de l’Amitié, Narbonne The result leaves Ireland fighting for 9th place in the knock out stage. A tentative start from Ireland was punished when Arsen Machaladze crossed to […]

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2017-18 Georgia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 C match of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2018. Jonny Stewart and Matthew Agnew are among replacements. Noel McNamara has made three changes to the forwards; Dalton returns to the […]

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 South Africa U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 Parc des Sports Et de l’Amitié, Narbonne Simelane’s three second half tries guided his side to a comeback after tries from Caelan Doris and Michael Silvester had given Ireland the […]

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 South Africa U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 against South Africa. Matthew Agnew, James Hume and Joe Dunleavy are the other Ulster players in the starting team while Aaron Hall starts from the bench. Noel McNamara makes just […]

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2017-18 France U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 half time to give Ireland a deserved 17-5 lead but three second half French tries wiped the lead out. A late Harry Byrne try, to bring the scores to within […]

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2017-18 France U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 against the hosts, France at the Stade Aime-Giral, Perpignan.(KO 20:00 UK/Irish time) Matthew Dalton starts in the second row while Joe Dunleavy and Matthew Agnew occupy the wing forward positions. […]

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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 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 with Aaron Hall (Ballynahinch), James Hume (Banbridge), Joe Dunleavy (Malone), Jonny Stewart (QUB), Matthew Agnew (Ballymena RFC), Matthew Dalton (Malone) and Tom O’Toole (Banbridge) all making the cut. Unfortunately Angus […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 the Ulster contingent perform? Ireland U20 World Championship Results. Ireland 21 – 22 Italy Ireland 28 – 32 Scotland Ireland 3 – 69 New Zealand Ireland 52 – 26 Samoa […]

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2016-17 Georgia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 packed Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, on Sunday afternoon. Ireland’s tries were scored by Alan Tynan, Caelan Doris and Paul Boyle with out-half Conor Dean adding three conversions and a penalty. Despite the match being […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Samoa U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 Stadium, Tbilisi on Tuesday afternoon. It really was a must-win game for the Irish youngsters who otherwise would have faced a difficult relegation play-off against Argentina. Instead, they now play […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 in the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship. With both teams losing their opening fixtures there is little room to manoeuvre if either side is going to place higher than eighth. This […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 little disappointed. The squad was missing the exciting Ulster duo of Rob Lyttle and Johnny McPhillips as well as other key players in Bill Johnston, Cillian Gallagher, Jordan Larmour and […]

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2016-17 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

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 youngsters? Ireland finished fourth overall, with three wins and two losses. They had the same number of wins as France and Wales but their inability to pick up bonus points, […]