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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 Junior World Championship on Sunday evening in Vannes. Ulster’s talisman Rory Scholes crossed the white wash for two touchdowns with Malone’s Chris Taylor barging over to combine with Darren Sweetnam’s …

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 in the north west of France as Nantes, Vannes and La Roche-sur-Yon get ready to welcome the future stars of World Rugby. This is a particularly gruelling competition and Ireland have historically struggled …

Under 20: Ireland 16 England 15

Ireland Under-20 beat their English counterparts 16-15 in a nail biting finish on Friday evening at a spirited Dubarry Park in Athlone. Ulster’s very own Rory Scholes made a dart for the corner in the closing minutes with two penalties and a match winning conversion from the boot of Tom Daly snatching victory from the …

Under 20: Wales 17 Ireland 15.

I don’t know if Ireland’s youngsters should be relieved or disappointed with this result. Wales dominated territory and possession to such an extent in the opening exchanges that it looked as though they would run away with it, but, while the Welsh squandered chance after chance, the Irish finished with impressive efficiency. The home side dominated the first …

Under 20: Ireland Squad for Six Nations.

Ireland Under-20 head coach Mike Ruddock has announced a provisional 23-man squad for this Friday’s RBS Under-20 6 Nations Championship opener away to Wales. Ruddock’s inclusion of a strong Ulster contingent for the Welsh encounter is one which cannot be disputed, with the Ulster Under-20 squad conquering the interprovincial Grand Slam this season. The selection …

Ravens: Ulster 8 Bristol 14

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The Ravens failed in their attempt to go top of Pool 1 in the British and Irish Cup going down 8 – 14 to Bristol Rugby at Deramore Park on Friday Night. The Ravens scores came from a Niall O’Connor penalty and an unconverted try from  second row James Simpson. you can read the full report here on the Bristol Rugby site. Ulster Ravens: Blane McIlroy, …

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