The Irish Under 20’s rugby team
Noel McNamara’s side started the tournament with a bang, defeating England 42-26. But a 45-17 loss to Australia put Ireland’s hopes in doubt.
Connacht’s Colm Reilly started at scrum-half, while Niall Murray came on after 10 minutes due to a shocking injury to Ciaran Booth and Dylan Tierney-Martin was introduced 50 minutes in.
William Davies reports…
IRELAND U-20: Jake Flannery (Shannon/Munster); Angus Kernohan (Queen’s University/Ulster), Liam Turner (Dublin University/Leinster) (capt), Cormac Foley (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Rob Russell (Dublin University/Leinster); Ben Healy (Garryowen/Munster), Colm Reilly (Buccaneers/Connacht); Josh Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster), John McKee (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Michael Milne (UCD/Leinster), Thomas Ahern (Shannon/Munster), Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster), David McCann (Banbridge/Ulster), Ciaran Booth (Sale Sharks/IQ Rugby), Azur Allison (Ballymena/Ulster).
Replacements used: Niall Murray (Buccaneers/Connacht) for Booth (11 mins), Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster) for Ahern (32), Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution/Munster) for Kernohan (40+2), Thomas Clarkson (Dublin University/Leinster) for Wycherley (44), Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians/Connacht) for McKee (51), Luke Clohessy (Shannon/Munster) for McCann (59), David Ryan (UCD/Leinster) for Foley, Max O’Reilly (Dublin University/Leinster) for Flannery (both 76).