The Ireland Under 20s have defeated their Italian counterparts 18-0 at Dubarry Park, Athlone.

After Ross Byrne had opened the Irish account with a penalty in the second minute, Cian Kelleher touched down for Ireland's first points.

Byrne added the conversion, and added another penalty to leave Ireland 13 points ahead at half time.

Adam Byrne bagged a second try in the second half, and although Ross Byrne failed to convert this, Mike's Ruddock's side held on for a comfortable win.