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U20 World Cup: Ireland 21-24 Argentina

Updated: Sunday, 13 Jun 2010 22:18

James McKinney chipped in with 11 points
James McKinney chipped in with 11 points

UCD duo Ben Marshall and David Doyle crossed for tries but hosts Argentina dashed the Ireland Under-20s' hopes of a first win at the IRB Junior World Championship.

Second row Marshall notched a 16th minute try as Allen Clarke's youngsters built an early 13-0 lead.

But a Gonzalo Vila try inspired the Pumitas to get back level for half-time, with Ireland having Paddy Butler sin-binned.

Santiago Mendez's assured goal-kicking helped the hosts move further ahead before replacement hooker Doyle got a late consolation score.

Argentina: Tries: Gonzalo Vila, Tomas De La Vega; Con: Santiago Mendez; Pens: Santiago Mendez 3; Drop: Ignacio Rodriguez Muedra
Ireland: Tries: Ben Marshall, David Doyle; Con: James McKinney; Pens: James McKinney 3