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).