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Ireland U20s sweep aside Welsh challenge in Junior WC

Updated: Friday, 06 Jun 2014 11:23 | Comments

Gary Ringrose ran in two tries for Ireland U20s
Gary Ringrose ran in two tries for Ireland U20s

Ireland U20s got their first win of Junior World Championship campaign with a superb 35-21 bonus point win against Wales in Pukekohe, New Zealand today.

Having lost their opening Group B game 19-13 to France on Monday Mike Ruddock’s side put in a fantastic performance against the Welsh in the ECOLight Stadium.

Centre Gary Ringrose scored two tries while prop Rory Burke got another, and just minutes from the end full-back Cian Kelleher crossed the whitewash for the crucial bonus-point try.

Out-half Ross Byrne performed well with the boot, kicking six out of eight attempts between the posts, in what was an impressive all-round team effort from the Irish youngsters.

Earlier, France beat Fiji 37-5 to top the table on nine points, three ahead of Ireland (6 pts) in second spot, with Wales third (5 pts) and Fiji bottom (0 pts).

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