Ireland Under-20s 35-27 England Under-20s

Ireland Under-20s recorded a thrilling 35-27 win over England in Cork this evening.

Cadan Murley, Tom Willis and Josh Hodge scored tries for England in the first half, as well nine points from the boot of Marcus Smith but Ireland hit back with scores of their own from Dylan Tierney-Martin and Scott Penny.

Harry Byrne added 10 points from the boot but it was England who led 24-20 after a remarkable 40 minutes.

The second period was a much tenser affair but a try from Tierney-Martin and placed ball efforts from Byrne put Ireland in front and they emerged eight-point winners in front 5,764 fans.