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Autumn Nations Cup: England 18 Ireland 7

The Nations Cup progressed yesterday afternoon with England producing a dominant performance against Ireland at Twickenham. The lack of atmosphere gave the occasion the feel of a trials match and the teams responded accordingly. England gave their defensive patterns a good work out but Ireland struggled to get their attacking plays into gear, their attritional […]

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Autumn Nations Cup: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

It’s a crazy old world at the minute and the unique circumstances, we find ourselves in, have seen the formation of the Autumn Nations Cup as an extension of the, only just completed, Six Nations tournament. In a mad scramble to address the huge deficits in the coffers of the Six Nations teams they have […]

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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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2017-18 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations Wales U20

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 to show their lack of concentration in defence, giving away a few soft tries against Wales in an entertaining encounter at Donnybrook. The results for the weekend are shown below: […]

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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, kick off 19:15. The squad features six Ulster players with Jonny Stewart returning to the fold, after senior Ulster duty, and Banbridge’s James Hume has recovered from a leg fracture […]

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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 are six Ulster lads in the squad with Jonny Stewart starting at scrum half, and Matthew Dalton and Aaron Hall starting at 6 and 7 respectively. Prop Tom O’Toole gets some […]

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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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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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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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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 the nature of this fantastically compact tournament they will probably now need bonus point wins against Scotland and New Zealand if they are going to achieve a top four finish. […]