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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 Ireland Men Six Nations Wales

Men Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

After a hard fought but not entirely convincing win in round one of the Six Nations against Scotland, Andy Farrell has made two changes to the starting team to take on Wales at the Aviva Stadium. The Ulster contingent retain their respective jerseys; Rob Herring and Iain Henderson start in the pack, while Jacob Stockdale…

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2015-16 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 physical English side at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford. Ireland (0) 21 TRY: Adam McBurney, Shane Daly, Max Deegan. CON: Johnny McPhillips (2), Brett Connon. England (21) 45 TRY: Joe Marchant…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 Championship and to be honest they have done it in fine style scoring fourteen tries along the way.  You can read the full match reports and view stacks of pictures…

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2015-16 Argentina U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 the Manchester City Training Academy. Ireland (21) 37 TRY: Jacob Stockdale (2) Max Deegan, Shane Daly. CON: Johnny McPhillips (3) Brett Connon. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (3). Argentina (7) 7 TRY:…

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2015-16 Argentina U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland Men World Rugby U20 Championship

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 in the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship. The match takes place in the Manchester City Academy Stadium and kicks off at 17:30. It will be shown live on TG4 and…

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2015-16 Georgia U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 Georgia. The changes see Ulster players Johnny McPhillips and Conall Boomer get their first starts of the championship, though McPhillips did play a significant part of the game against New Zealand. Jacob…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 New Zealand U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 Zealand. Ireland (20) 33 TRY: Adam McBurney, Greg Jones, Max Deegan. CON: Bill Johnston (2) Johnny McPhillips. PEN: Bill Johnston (2) Johnny McPhillips (2). New Zealand (14) 24 TRY: Jordie…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 New Zealand U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 New Zealand. The match kicks of on Saturday at 1:30pm and will be live on Sky Sports and TG4.  Munster’s Ben Betts moves from the bench to the starting line…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Wales U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 City Academy Stadium.  U20 Championship Match 5 Ireland (15) 26 TRY: Adam McBurney, Jacob Stockdale (2). CON: Bill Johnston. PEN: Bill Johnston (2). DG: Bill Johnston. Wales (17) 25 TRY:…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Wales U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

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 Academy Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Kick off 17:30 UK/Ire live on Sky Sports TG4 and S4C.  The teams last met in the RBS Six Nations in February at Donnybrook with the…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

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: Adam Hastings. PEN: Adam Hastings (2). Ireland U20’s finished their Six Nations campaign with an entertaining 26 – 18 win against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday night.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series of…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

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 line up for the game against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday night. Kick off 19:35. Ulster’s three players, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny McPhillips and Adam McBurney all start. McPhillips is reunited…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

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 U20’s scraped home for an uninspiring 19 – 13 win against their Italian counterparts at Donnybrook on Friday night. Ireland’s points came from a Shane Daly try with Brett Connon adding…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

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 games, largely through self inflicted errors, but the losses have been for the right reasons  and it was particularly pleasing that it all came together in their impressive second…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

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 Ryan. PEN: Johnny McPhillips. Ireland U20’s recorded their second loss of this season’s Six Nations Tournament going down 34 – 13 to France in Narbonne after an entertaining first half.…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

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 the Ireland U20’s that lost to Wales last Friday night. Hugo Keenan moves from wing to full back with Conor O’Brien moving from the bench to fill the wing berth. Conor…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

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. CON: Dan Jones (3). PEN: Dan Jones (3) Ireland U20’s lost out to their Welsh counterparts by 24 – 35 in an entertaining encounter at Donnybrook last night. Ireland’s tries came…

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

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 RTE2. Only two Ulster youngsters have made the cut for the match day squad with Johnny McPhillips starting at out half and Adam McBurney filling the hooking berth for the second year…