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Terenure’s Stephen O’Neill scores a try despite the efforts of James McInerney of Garryowen. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

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Ireland scrumhalf Charlie Rock scored a late try but it was too little too late for Ireland  at the Zaffanella Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

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Nick McCarthy, Gary Ringrose, Ireland U-20shead coach Nigel Carolan and Billy Dardis. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Ireland’s captain Nicolas McCarthy ahead of their RBS Under 20 Six Nations match against England. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

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