Niall Annett, Ireland U20's

Ireland's Niall Annett scoring in the Six Nations. ((c) Huw Evans Picture Agency)

Thursday, June 17. Parana, Argentina.

Ulster’s Niall Annett scored the opening try in Ireland’s 37 – 10 win over Samoa in the 9th Place play off’s. Ireland now face Scotland  in Parana on Monday 21st for the 9th place final.

Ireland went on to score five tries in total with Leinster winger Andrew Boyle grabbing a hat trick and replacement Connacht centre Eoin Griffin adding the fifth.

Leinster’s Noel Reid, standing in at out half for Ulster’s James McKinney, bagged three conversions and two penalties keeping the scoreboard ticking over during a tight opening quarter.

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03 mins – Ireland penalty: Reid – 3-0
05 mins – Samoa penalty: Faleono – 3-3
15 mins – Ireland penalty: Reid – 6-3
26 mins – Ireland try: Annett – 11-3; con: Reid – 13-3
28 mins – Samoa try: Keresoma – 13-8; con: Maleilegaoi – 13-10
36 mins – Ireland try: Boyle – 18-10
Half-time – Ireland 18 Samoa 10
47 mins – Ireland try: Boyle – 23-10; con: Reid – 25-10
75 mins – Ireland try: Griffin – 30-10
77 mins – Ireland try: Boyle – 35-10; con: Noel Reid – 37-10
Full-time – Ireland 37 Samoa 10

Ireland U20’s: (15-9) Andrew Conway (Leinster), Andrew Boyle (Leinster), Brendan Macken (Leinster), David McSharry (Leinster), Simon Zebo (Munster), Noel Reid (Leinster), Michael Heaney (Ulster). (1-8) Bryan Cagney (Munster), Niall Annett (Ulster) (C), Martin Moore (Leinster), Brian Hayes (Munster), Ben Marshall (Leinster), Jordi Murphy (Leinster), Brian O’Hara (Munster), Paddy Butler (Munster). (16-22) David Doyle (Leinster), Denis Buckley (Connacht), David O’Callaghan (Munster), Dominic Ryan (Leinster), John Cooney (Leinster), James McKinney (Ulster), Eoin Griffin (Connacht)