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# wolfpuppies - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Ireland U20s dig deep to end World Championship campaign on a winning note

Nigel Carolan’s side finish seventh in Italy.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 19 June, 2015

Five changes for U20s ahead of World Championship finale

Ireland face Scotland in the 7th place playoff

# wolfpuppies - Monday 15 June, 2015

Ireland U20s blown away by Wales, England set up World Cup final against New Zealand

Nigel Carolan’s men were 22 – 0 behind at half-time, but battled back with two second half tries.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 12 June, 2015

One Aussie out-half absolutely destroyed and 15 of the best tries from the U20 World Cup Strong As Ox This post contains videos

One Aussie out-half absolutely destroyed and 15 of the best tries from the U20 World Cup

Getting caught in possession by a prop is never good news.

U20s lose captain Nick McCarthy to injury for remainder of World Championship Unstoppable This post contains videos

U20s lose captain Nick McCarthy to injury for remainder of World Championship

Munster’s Jack Cullen has been flown in.

# wolfpuppies - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

6 U20s who impressed during Ireland v New Zealand

We’ve picked three Irish players who put in a promising shift against the best team in the world.

Ireland U20 suffer first loss of World Cup as New Zealand pull clear in second half

Ireland will now take on Wales for the right to contest the 4th/5th place play-off.

# wolfpuppies - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Here's how Argentina U20s (almost) upset New Zealand last time out Weakness This post contains videos

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 U20s make four changes for World Cup test against New Zealand

10 of Nigel Carolan’s side will be starting their third game in eight days.

# wolfpuppies - Sunday 7 June, 2015

'The simple things were going to win it' -- Ireland U20 star Ringrose

The centre made his opportunities count on a day of dogged defence for the Wolfpuppies.

# wolfpuppies - Saturday 6 June, 2015

4 talking points after Ireland U20s do it the hard way against Scotland

Nigel Carolan’s squad are still unbeaten in Pool C of the Junior World Championship.

Ireland hang on for victory after delicious Dardis try

Scotland’s pack dominated the fixture for long stretches, but their handling errors let Ireland off the hook.

# wolfpuppies - Thursday 4 June, 2015

'Chat' and consistent focus key for Ireland U20s after great start at World Cup

The foot won’t be coming off the pedal against Scotland on Saturday.

# wolfpuppies - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Quinlan fires Ireland to dramatic victory in World U20 Championship opener

Nigel Carolan’s men were far from perfect but they got underway with victory.

# wolfpuppies - Monday 1 June, 2015

Short, sharp sessions to keep Ireland Under 20s fresh to face the world's best

Plenty of time for analysis instead of expending energy between games.

# wolfpuppies - Sunday 31 May, 2015

'Still hurting': Ireland U20s out to put 6 Nations behind them in high-tempo JWC

Nigel Carolan’s side slipped to three consecutive defeats in Spring, but on a fast pitch they’re ready to take on New Zealand.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 20 March, 2015

Ireland U20s mauled by Scotland to end Six Nations in disappointment

Nigel Carolan’s side paid the price for an error-strewn display in which their set-piece struggled.

Ireland U20 back row Lorcan Dow happy to take on harsh lessons

The Ulster number eight isn’t easily type-cast in age grade rugby.

# wolfpuppies - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

RTÉ to screen Ireland Women's massive Six Nations game this weekend

Meanwhile, the Ireland U20s have made four changes to their team to face Scotland.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 6 February, 2015

Ireland U20s off to impressive Six Nations start with seven-try win in Italy

Nigel Carolan’s men mastered the testing conditions in Biella to outclass the home side.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 10 October, 2014

Connacht's Carolan appointed Ireland U20s coach after Ruddock steps down

The Grand Slam-winning Welshman plans to focus his full attention on his job with Lansdowne.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 27 June, 2014

Connacht veteran Swift eager to dole out 'hard lessons' to Ireland U20 heroes

The likes of Sean O’Brien, Peter Robb, Rory Moloney and Ciaran Gaffney will be pressing for senior squad inclusion next season.

# wolfpuppies - Saturday 14 June, 2014

5 things Ireland U20s must do to beat England in tomorrow's JWC semi-final

Ireland are in the final four of the Junior World Championship for the first time; can they go one better?

Alex Wootton: Plucked from Northampton, thriving at Munster, targeting England

The Ireland U20s winger has hit the ground running since forcing his way into the Junior World Championship reckoning.

'Every single player in this squad believes we can win JWC' - Ross Molony

The Leinster second row believes his team can defeat England in their Sunday semi final.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 13 June, 2014

Cian Kelleher confident Ireland U20s can topple England to reach JWC final

The Leinster fullback has been one of a number of Irish players to impress in New Zealand.

Ireland U20s make three changes for JWC semi-final with England

“Nothing less than our ‘A’ game will do,” said Wolfpuppies head coach Mike Ruddock.

# wolfpuppies - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Ireland U20s to face England in semi-finals of the JWC

Jack O’Donoghue will lead his side out against the English on Sunday in Auckland.

Penalty try treble sends Ireland under 20s into JWC semi-finals for first time

It wasn’t pretty, but the Jack O’Donoghue-captained side got the job done.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 6 June, 2014

Ireland U20s get JWC campaign back on track with superb win over Wales

Mike Ruddock’s side scored four tries in Pukekohe, with Ross Byrne excellent in the 10 shirt.

# wolfpuppies - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Two changes for Ireland U20s for clash with Wales

A foot injury has ruled Terenure prop Craig Trenier out of the tournament.

Peadar Timmins: Ireland can't afford another flop against aggressive Welsh

The 20-year-old is confident his U20 teammates can right the wrong of a Six Nations lost to the Welsh.

# wolfpuppies - Monday 2 June, 2014

France prove too strong, too clinical for Ireland in JWC opener

Cian Kelleher’s first-half try was not built upon and Ireland slipped to defeat in this opening World Cup campaign match.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 30 May, 2014

Two uncapped players named as Ireland prepare for IRB Junior World Cup kick-off

Wing Ciaran Gaffney and prop Craig Trenier will earn their first Under 20 caps against France on Monday.

# wolfpuppies - Monday 26 May, 2014

Sean O'Brien ruled out of Junior World Cup, Jack O'Donoghue made U20 captain

Harrison Brewer and Ian Fitzpatrick have also been called up to the squad as injury replacements.

# wolfpuppies - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Mike Ruddock: 'We're not flying halfway around the world to make up the numbers'

The Ireland U20s coach spoke to us about trial matches, job offers and keeping in touch with Paddy Jackson.

Surgery can wait as Sean O'Brien targets World Cup success

The Connacht lock will lead Mike Ruddock’s squad during next month’s tournament in New Zealand.

# wolfpuppies - Monday 28 April, 2014

8 new faces in Ireland U20 squad for 2014 Junior World Championship

Coach Mike Ruddock has selected four players that featured in last year’s JWC, including captain Sean O’Brien.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 14 March, 2014

Courageous Ireland U20s fall short as France clinch Grand Slam

Mike Ruddock’s charges were hoping to end their campaign on a high ahead of this summer’s Junior World Championships.

# wolfpuppies - Saturday 8 March, 2014

5 Under 20s that shone in Ireland's canter over Italy

A number of Leinster players stood out for Mike Ruddock’s men while Italy’s search for a goal-kicker goes on.