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Here's how Argentina U20s (almost) upset New Zealand last time out

Ireland will have to lull them in to a false sense of security without conceding four brilliant tries tomorrow.

IRELAND TAKE ON New Zealand in the Under 20 World Cup tomorrow (KO 19.30) knowing that they will have to be at their very best to challenge the young men from the other side of the world.

What should give Nigel Carolan’s side a confidence boost though is how close Argentina came to shocking the Junior ABs in their match on Saturday.

Sure, New Zealand ran in four absolutely stunning tries. But some solid place-kicking followed by two late mauls brought them back on level terms with four minutes remaining.

Source: World Rugby/YouTube

Ireland managed to out-kick Argentina to claim a win in the opening round of Pool fixtures. And despite showing their try-scoring threat off set moves and phaseplay in the  first half against Scotland, the Wolfpuppies will also be looking for a big improvement tomorrow.

Source: World Rugby/YouTube

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