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’s Brian Deeny in action in the U20 Championship. He   replaces number eight Azur Allison for their final game. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland v New Zealand, Old Resians Club, Rosario, 1pm (5pm Irish time) - Live on Eir Sport Ireland head coach Noel McNamara makes seven changes and (...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Dylan Tierney-Martin and Colm Reilly celebrate the Grand Slam-clinching victory over  Wales in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dylan Tierney-Martin chuckled when he recounted how it took a fair amount of wheedling or cajoling over a protracted period to transform his attitude (...)

Cork Con outhalf Aidan Moynihan has contributed 144 points this season. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

AIL Division 1A semi-final: Cork Constitution v Dublin University Kick-off: Sunday, 2.30pm. Venue: Temple Hill Brian Hickey’s Cork Constitution were(...)

Welsh referee Ben Whitehouse took charge of Leinster’s clash with Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Player safety must come first World Rugby’s commitment to player safety once again came sharply into focus during Edinburgh’s Pro14 victory over Lein(...)

The Ireland U-20s have already beaten England, Scotland, Italy and France. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Wales v Ireland, Friday 7.05pm, Colwyn Bay 15 Jake Flannery Province: Munster Club: Shannon School: Rockwell College Age: 19 He plays his club rugby(...)

Ireland’s Conor Phillips and Cadan Murley of England challenge for the ball during the Under-20 Six Nations match at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 35 England Under-20 27 Ireland defied the odds and at times themselves to produce a stunning performance in victory over England at (...)

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