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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# Final Countdown
Ireland to face England in World Rugby U20 Championship final
The hosts had plenty to spare in their 39-17 semi-final defeat of South Africa.
# Men Against Boys
5 U20 stars who made a Championship semi-final look ridiculously easy today
The Wolfpups with the big paws.
# Dominant
Ruthless first-half performance sends Ireland to first U20 Championship final
Three first-half tries set Nigel Carolan’s side on the way to a memorable win.
# futureisgreen
All the tries as Ireland U20s secure place in World Championship final
Nigel Carolan’s men are into a World Championship final.
Ireland v Argentina, World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final
We went minute-by-minute as the Wolfpups tried to sniff out a route to their first final.
# Semi-final
Argentina boast flair and pace to burn, but Ireland have all the tools to break into U20 final
Nigel Carolan’s men meet another side who are getting a taste for history.
# Team news
Big boost for Ireland U20s as captain Ryan fit to start semi-final clash with Argentina
Ireland make 11 changes for Monday’s game in Manchester.
# futureisgreen
Cosgrove drafted in by Irish U20s as Gallagher ruled out of semi-final
“We are fortunate to have a good squad and to have lads at home who are ready to step in,” said head coach Nigel Carolan.
# War of Attrition
Another game down, another man down: Powerful lock Gallagher the latest worry for U20 semi-final
A shoulder injury has claimed an Irish player in each of their three games so far in the tournament.
# wolfpups
'Never mind top our group, but to win the three games!' - Ireland coach proud of U20s
A semi-final against Argentina is next up for Ireland.
# volver
So we meet again: Ireland will face Argentina in the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final
Victory over New Zealand on Saturday helped Ireland make themselves second seeds while the reigning champions crashed out.
# futureisgreen
5 Ireland U20s who impressed in a tough pool finale against Georgia
From Munster men who were central to a potent maul to an openside back from a year in Australia.
# Dogged
Ireland U20 made to work for semi-final spot by resolute 14-man Georgia
Nigel Carolan’s men had 72 minutes with a one-man advantage, but a hefty Georgia resistance was difficult to break down.
Ireland v Georgia, World Rugby U20 Championship
We went minute-by-minute as Nigel Carolan’s men looked to cap a terrific pool stage with a third win.
# wolfpuppies
Munster man Kiernan captains Ireland U20 side looking to seal top spot in pool
The centre is one of four sons of former internationals in the Wolfpup starting XV tomorrow.
# green wall
Ireland U20s fronted up to the haka in a unique way on Saturday - and it clearly worked
“It was that green wall that they were going to experience for the 80 minutes.”
# dislocated
Blow for Ireland U20s as out-half Johnston heads home injured
Newcastle Falcons man Brett Connon will take his place in the squad.
# watershed moment
Carolan hopes New Zealand win can build confidence in all levels of Irish rugby
The Connacht man admitted he feared the worst before a ‘comfortable’ end TO today’s big win in the World Rugby U20 Championship.
# rock a bye baby blacks
Oh, look: Highlights of Ireland U20s' thrilling win over New Zealand today
Play it cool, this was just the first helping of Irish rugby history today.
# History makers
Carolan and his U20s mark out their rich potential in landmark win
The likes of James Ryan and Andrew Porter look built for professional rugby.
# wolfpups' big bite
The best images from Ireland U20s' immense performance against New Zealand
Boys, you looked beautiful out there!
# History makers
Hail the heroes! U20s become first-ever Irish men's team to beat New Zealand
Nigel Carolan’s men dealt with everything that was throw at them and gave it back to the Baby Blacks.
# futureisgreen
All the tries from Ireland U20s' history-making win over New Zealand
Nigel Carolan’s men delivered a brilliant performance in Manchester.
# futureisgreen
Shanagolden hedge their money on Ireland U20 star Betts
Ben Betts is one of the XV to take on the Baby blacks this afternoon.
# place your betts
Just one enforced change as Ireland U20 set sights on New Zealand
Injury to Conor Kenny has handed an opportunity to Ben Betts and James Bollard.
# wolfpups
Van der Flier's vintage still the closest Ireland U20s have come to beating the 'Baby Blacks'
Rory Scannell and Rory Scholes also had a big part to play in a 2013 comeback that fell just short.
# Next generation
Clonmel man Johnston eager to take on world champions New Zealand
The Ireland U20 out-half made his debut in the stunning 26-25 comeback win over Wales.
# Discipline
Wales U20 lock cited for alleged gouge on Ireland's Kelvin Brown
Adam Beard may be facing a lengthy ban.
# Welsh woe
Analysis: Ireland's brilliant ball-carrying lays platform for stunning comeback
Nigel Carolan’s side recovered from a dire start to their World Championship opener.
# Comeback kids
Highlights: Ireland come from 17-0 down to beat Wales in U20 World Championship opener
There was no shortage of drama in Manchester.
# risk and reward
Ireland U20s unleashed a jaw-dropping series of offloads to score today's winning try
We had our hearts in our mouths for two or three moments in this one terrific attack.
# wolfpups
5 men who made all the difference as Ireland U20s roared back from 17 down to beat Wales
Five excellent performances from four proud provinces.
# Thriller
Ireland U20s overcome awful start to claim thrilling one-point win against Wales
Nigel Carolan’s side had to dig deep but eventually came good against the Grand Slam winners.
Ireland v Wales, World Rugby U20 Championship
We went minute-by-minute as Nigel Carolan’s Wolfpups got their tournament underway. It was dramatic.
Jun 7th 2016, 7:14 PM Wales running from their own 22, more tackles pouring out of green jerseys. Astounding effort from the Wolfpuppies. FULL-TIME! Ireland 26 Wales 25 From 17 down to a win over the Grand Slam champions!
Jun 7th 2016, 7:09 PM TRY! Wales 25 Ireland 26 (Giles ’77)
Jun 7th 2016, 6:58 PM TRY! Ireland 26 Wales 20 (Stockdale ’68)
# keeping enemies close
Ireland can't get away from rivals Wales as both squads end up in same hotel
The two sides go toe to toe in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Tuesday evening.
# futureisgreen
11 young internationals who came through the U20 RWC in recent years
Remember the names of the players you see in action this month.
# back blacks
How perennial favourites New Zealand shape up ahead of the U20 Rugby World Cup
They’ll be taking on Nigel Carolan’s Ireland side in the pool stages.
# futureisgreen
Captain Ryan fit to start for Ireland in World U20 opener against Wales
Nigel Carolan’s side get their tournament underway in Manchester tomorrow.
# Wales watching
Ireland face a familiar (and formidable) foe in U20 World Championship opener
The Grand Slam winners have lost a key man, but they are still an impressive outfit as we near the big kick-off.
# hot prospect
Johnston's brother blazes the trail but out-half Bill has big ambitions
The Munster academy out-half is fit again and ready for Ireland U20s’ World Championship.