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 the All Blacks (31 – 26) saw them lose out on the top four on points difference and an 8- 9 defeat by hosts France, with the Pups profligate with … Continue reading JWC2013: Ireland v Australia Take 2.
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 in five changes for the clash, with five adjustments to the side that valiantly fought against the All Blacks in a 31-26 deficit during the final Irish game of the … Continue reading JWC2013: Scholes, Taylor, Donnan and Joyce all start against France.
Report and pictures from Megan Joyce on Ireland U20’s narrow defeat to New Zealand in the Junior World Championship last night. [more]
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 on Thursday has been finalised. All four of the Ulster contingent involved in the Irish squad have been named in the starting fifteen. Star man Rory Scholes retains his shirt … Continue reading JWC2013: Four Ulster Players in Squad for All Black Encounter
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 … Continue reading JWC2013: Ireland 46 Fiji 3
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 start alongside Joyce with Donnan on the bench. [more]
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 round of JWC2013 [more]
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 6.45pm local time/5.45pm Irish time). It looks like we were a touch early announcing the squad as there are now only four Ulster men involved with three, Rory Scholes, John … Continue reading JWC2013: Wholesale changes to U20 squad for Australia opener.
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 … Continue reading Under 20: Ireland Kick Off Times for JWC 2013
It was a case of what goes around comes around as Ireland’s Under 20’s, who stole the game against England on their last outing, found the tables turned on them by the Scottish side! However with many of the U20 squad called up for club duties (boo) it was a much understrength side that took … Continue reading Under 20: Scotland 21 Ireland 20