Ronan Watters

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Ireland’s Ryan Baird celebrates his try with Charlie Ryan and Josh Wycherley in their defeat to New Zealand in the World Rugby U20 Championship. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland U-20 17 New Zealand U-20 40 A remarkable season concluded with a typically robust and obdurate performance in the final match of the Under-20(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird celebrates his try with Josh Wycherley during the  World Rugby U20 Championship seventh-place playoff against New Zealand  in  Rosario. Photograph:  Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland 17 New Zealand 40 Ireland’s courage in adversity was once again evident but a slow start in which they conceded 26-points left them with too(...)

Ireland head coach Noel McNamara addresses the squad  after the victory over Italy in Santa Fe. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

The vista post matchday three at the World Under-20 Championship in Argentina is a familiar one as two more Ireland players are invalided out of the t(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird receives a red card during the  World  U20 Championship match against Australia  at the  CRAI Stadium in  Sante Fe, Argentina. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Australia 45 Ireland 17 An occasionally inspiring performance from a 14-man Ireland finally ran out of steam in a four-minute spell against Australia(...)

Ireland U-20 players celebrate the victory over England  in Santa Fe, Argentina. Photograph:  Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

Ireland Under-20 v Australia U20, Santa Fe (2.30pm, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland head coach Noel McNamara has made two enforced changes to (...)

Ireland’s Iwan Hughes picked up a finger injury against England and has been ruled out of the tournament. Photograph: Inpho

There are two enforced changes in the Ireland team to play Australia in their second game of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship on Saturday (kick-o(...)

 Jake Flannery of Ireland celebrates with his teammates after their win over England Under-20s. Photograph: Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

Ireland 42 England 26 The nature of the win won’t matter but the victory will resonate for many a day. Noel McNamara’s Grand Slam champions beat Engl(...)

Ireland’s Scott Penny is among four Grand Slam winners to miss the World Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Ireland Under-20 squad will be without outhalf Harry Byrne (hip flexor), flanker Scott Penny (shoulder), centre David Hawkshaw (ACL/MCL) and wing (...)

 Ireland’s Liam Turner is tackled by Edoardo Mastandrea of Italy. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Italy

Italy Under-20 14 Ireland U-20 34 Ireland maintained their winning run in this season’s Under-20 Six Nations with a four try, bonus point victory in (...)

Dylan Tierney-Martin of Ireland under-20. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Italy under-20 v Ireland under-20, Rieti (6pm Irish time; live on Irish Rugby You Tube channel) Victories over England and Scotland see Noel McNamara(...)

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