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If Wales offload tomorrow like their U20s just did, the Irish Grand Slam dream is dead

The young dragons are turning on the style against the Ireland U20 team.

IRELAND U20 NEED a win in Wales tonight to keep their hopes of a Six Nations championship alive but it is looking very unlikely at half time as the home side lead 16-6.

Nigel Carolan’s side only trailed by three in the final minute of the half but this sublime try by Owen Watkin has opened up a double-digit gap.


Fullback Joe Gage and wing Josh Adams showed beautiful hands in the build-up and on a Friday night after a long week, that is the sort of rugby you want to watch.

Any time you see a Sonny Bill-esque side-door offload, you know you’re watching quality. It’s just a pity that moves like that have been so infrequent in the senior tournament this year,

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