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Ireland U20s 46-3 Fiji U20s

Updated: Sunday, 09 Jun 2013 21:48 | Comments

Darren Sweetnam scored two tries for Ireland The team line out before the game
Darren Sweetnam scored two tries for Ireland The team line out before the game

Ireland Under-20s beat Fiji 46-3 to record their second win in Pool B of the IRB Junior World Championships in France.

Former Cork hurler Darren Sweetnam scored the only try of the first half and three Tom Daly penalties made it 14-3 at the break.

Mike Ruddock’s side, who beat Australia 19-15 on Wednesday, ran in five second-half tries from Christopher Taylor, Rory Scholes (2), Dan Leavy and Sweetnam to run out easy winners. 

After the game Ireland captain Conor Joyce said: "We are delighted to get the win, the Fijian boys put up a really good fight in the first half especially.

"They play a great style of rugby and are difficult to break down but I think it was just a matter of building through the phases and eventually our foward game really took its toll on them and they couldn't really match us."

Ireland will play New Zealand, who beat Australia this evening, on Thursday at 5.45pm, with the winner guaranteed to progress to the semi-finals. 

Pool B results

Ireland 19-15 Australia 

New Zealand 59-6 Fiji

Ireland 46-3 Fiji

New Zealand 14-10 Australia

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