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# U20 World Cup
Early black-out proves costly as Ireland U20 fall to New Zealand
Ryan Baird’s try was the stand-out moment as Ireland had to battle from 26 down against New Zealand.
England U20 centre given six-week ban for biting Ireland's Dylan Tierney-Martin
Meanwhile, New Zealand will be without one hard-hitting back row for Saturday’s clash with Ireland.
# Never Say Die
Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England
New Zealand await Ireland after a last-gasp try swung the match England’s way.
# U20 World Cup
Ireland U20s patched up and pushing for semi-final place
A big bonus point win over Italy would keep semi-final hopes alive, but the Azzurrini will not be easily swatted aside.
# U20 World Cup
Hodnett and Moore fly home as Baird gets back in much-changed Ireland U20 side to face Italy
Liam Turner captains a depleted Ireland side as they aim to give themselves a chance at reaching the World Cup semi-finals.
# U20 World Cup
England U20 made to sweat before sealing nervy win over Italy
Italy twice fought their way to a nine-point lead.
# gold standard
Fierce 14-man effort unravels for Ireland U20 against Australia
Stewart Moore’s magic individual score gave Ireland hope of an upset, but the Junior Wallabies made their man advantage count.
Ireland v Australia, World Rugby U20 Championship
We’re going minute-by-minute as Ireland aim to build on their brilliant opening day win over England.
# U20 World Cup
Impressive Australia offer Ireland U20 another chance to flex
Both sides have retained most of their starters after excellent wins on day one.
# Young Guns
Flying Fijians, excellent England and the best tries from the U20 World Cup
There were no shortage of tries to pick from in the opening round of the U20 Championship.
# adapt to survive
Hodnett shines as Ireland U20 again show off invaluable flexibility
Noel McNamara’s men continually find a way to tilt ties in their direction.
# Up and Running
Ireland hit England for six to grab sensational victory in U20 World Cup opener
David McCann, Jake Flannery, Stewart Moore, Ben Healy and John Hodnett all crossed as Ireland secured another impressive win over England.
# U20 World Cup
Louth native McDonald helps Australia U20s to thumping win over Italy
The Western Australia scrum-half will face the country of his birth next up on Saturday.
# boys of summer
'Eight as one': Ireland pack braced for U20 World Cup opener against England
Noel McNamara’s men have left the Grand Slam behind them as they travelled to Argentina.
# Moore to come
Moore ready to make a mark for Ireland U20 after concussion kept him out of Six Nations
The Ulster talent is aiming to make sure there is a seamless transition in the centre for Ireland.
# long way south
Early starts, dark arts and McNamara's long winter: Ireland U20s ready for England
Victory over England was the first giant step towards the U20 Grand Slam, but momentum will have to be built all over again.
# Turnover
Moloney absence adds to Ireland U20 injury woes as they head for Argentina
Noel McNamara’s men travel to the U20 World Cup without two more of the Grand Slam-winning squad.
# chance to impress
McNamara hails club gems as he backs Ireland U20 to adapt in Argentina
The Grand Slam-winning coach hopes to see another Tullow Tank make his mark in this year’s World Rugby U20 World Championship.
# fresh faces
Key men absent as Grand Slam winners Ireland unveil squad for U20 World Championship
Head coach Noel McNamara will trim this group to 28 men for a testing campaign in Argentina.
# Transfer News
PSG teenager Tim Weah cuts short Celtic loan
With the U20 World Cup approaching, the United States striker has opted to leave the Scottish champions early.
# Dan the Man
'Absolutely bloody delighted': Dan Brennan gives brilliant post-match interview
The Irish-born prop helped France into the final of the World Rugby U20 Championships last night.
# Slump
Ireland one match from U20 World Cup relegation after being torn apart by 6-try Scots
Noel McNamara’s men will have to beat either Georgia or Japan to play in this tournament again next summer.
# U20 World Cup
McNamara braced for 'huge test' to salvage a win against improving Georgia
After two pool defeats, Ireland U20 need a win to get into the 5th to 8th place play-offs in France.
# Team news
McNamara names five changes as Ireland U20s look to overcome Junior Springboks
Ireland take on South Africa tomorrow looking to get their World Rugby U20 Championship up and running.
Ireland v France, World Rugby U20 Championship
We went minute-by-minute as Noel McNamara’s men began their tough Pool C schedule against the hosts in Perpignan.
# Team-Sheet
Young Munster's Hurley among three new caps for Ireland in U20 championship opener
Harry Byrne will steer the team from out-half against France.
# U20 World Cup
Blow for Ireland U20s as powerful O'Sullivan and O'Toole suffer knee injuries
Munster pair Jack Daly and Bryan O’Connor have been called up ahead of the team’s departure for France this weekend.
# the future is green
Leinster number eight Doris to captain Ireland at U20 World Championship
Noel McNamara today announced his 28-man squad for the tournament.
# bonjour
Laporte wins another World Rugby vote, as next summer's U20 championship heads to France
Ireland have been drawn in Pool C alongside the hosts, South Africa and Georgia.
# rotation
20-year-old striker starts as Mo Salah benched by Liverpool
It’s a big night for U20 World Cup winner Dominic Solanke.
# Staying Up
Ireland U20s make light work of Samoa to quash relegation fears
The victory sees Peter Malone’s side advance to Sunday’s ninth-place play-off.
# boys of summer
Mars bars, diarrhoea, Connect 4 and a once in a lifetime triumph: an oral history of Malaysia '97
Players, staff and journalists recount the finer details of the Republic of Ireland U20s’ historic journey 20 years ago.
# Gold Lion
Liverpool new boy follows in footsteps of Maradona and Messi with Golden Ball
The 19-year-old England forward helped his country to claim an historic title in South Korea today.
# young lions
Everton striker fires England to first World Cup success at any level since 1966
Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the only goal of the game, before Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman saved a penalty.
# Promising Future
Liverpool's new striker fires England into the U20 World Cup final
Dominic Solanke struck twice as Paul Simpson’s side claimed a 3-1 win over Italy.
# State of Play
It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know
England have reached the final four of the tournament for the first time since 1993.
# Under fire
Real Madrid underage star apologises but claims controversial celebration wasn't racist
Federico Valverde is in hot water after making the wholly inappropriate gesture in South Korea.
# wolfpup pack
4 Irish forwards named in U20 Team of the Championship
Finalists Ireland and England both had four representatives in the dream team, with only one New Zealander making the cut.
Ireland v Argentina, World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final
We went minute-by-minute as the Wolfpups tried to sniff out a route to their first final.
Ireland v Georgia, World Rugby U20 Championship
We went minute-by-minute as Nigel Carolan’s men looked to cap a terrific pool stage with a third win.