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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# U20s

This year
Regardless of what happens today, the future is bright for these U20s
Richie Murphy’s exciting team face France in the World Rugby U20 Championship final.
What the Ireland U20s can expect from World Cup final opponents France
How the inspired Ireland U20s marched into a World Cup final
'They're probably getting a little bit excited in relation to what we can do'
The Ireland U20s have impressed with their smart, inventive rugby at the World Championship.
'The guys showed great character' - Murphy proud of his Ireland U20s
Next up for this exciting Irish team is hosts South Africa in the semi-finals.
Ireland U20s to face South Africa in World Cup semi-finals
Richie Murphy’s side booked their spot amid a comprehensive win over Fiji earlier today.
Richie Murphy names Ireland U20 team for World Cup opener against England
Gus McCarthy to captain the squad after successful Six Nations Grand Slam in March.
'We really clicked' - Praise for Ireland U20s after thrashing Scotland
However, Richie Murphy knows there is a sterner challenge coming next week when they face England.
'He’s told me that his dream is to play with Ireland' - Anagu one to watch for U20s
Richie Murphy is delighted to have Ike Anagu on board for the forthcoming U20 Six Nations.
Last year
Ireland to begin U20 Six Nations defence away to Wales
Richie Murphy’s side won the Grand Slam earlier this year.
'Sam decided he wanted it' - Murphy lauds Prendergast's winning kick
The Ireland U20s out-half kicked a long-range penalty to help his side past England.
Ireland U20 head coach Murphy disappointed with their carelessness in possession
His side suffered a 33-24 defeat to South Africa in Verona last night.
Ireland name team for Summer Series opener against France
Ulster back-row Reuben Crothers will captain the side.
All time
Rugby Weekly Extra: Ireland reach the Olympics and the U20s show potential
Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella broke down the weekend’s action on today’s pod for members of The42.
Men's Six Nations to go ahead but Women's and U20 championships postponed
However, organisers insist the Men’s competition will go ahead as planned in the coming months.
Dublin see off Faithful’s challenge to reach semis
The Dubs won today’s Leinster U20 hurling quarter-final on a scoreline of 2-16 to 0-16.
'The three of them undoubtedly have the repertoire, the talent and the knowledge of the game'
Louise Galvin on the importance of the country’s first-ever women’s U20 team and its star-studded coaching ticket.
'It's a huge jump going from U18s to senior. There's a massive issue with drop-out'
Rugby Academy Ireland plans to put together the country’s first-ever national U20 team.
World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled
The competition was scheduled to take place in Northern Italy this summer.
Six Nations confirm Wales-Scotland clash to go ahead as planned
There is uncertainty surrounding Ireland’s U20 and Women’s fixtures against France.
'Sky is the limit' for U20 lock Thomas Ahern
Forwards coach Colm Tucker also says the young side took huge benefit from their brush with the seniors.
Ireland U20s drawn with back-to-back winners France in World Championship
Noel McNamara’s latest crop of promising young players will also face Argentina and Japan.
Reigning champions Kerry and Cork name sides for Munster U20 football final
Tomorrow night’s decider throws in at 7.30pm at Páirc Uí Rinn.
'It's exciting working with these players - the sky's the limit for them'
Noel McNamara’s Ireland U20s are two from two in the Six Nations.
TV slot clash means Ireland Women will play at 5pm on a Friday
The IRFU says a Sunday kick-off was not viable due to a possible four-day turnaround between games.
Jack O'Sullivan powers Ireland U20s to bonus point win over Scotland
The powerful Munster number eight ran in two of Ireland’s four tries.
Ireland U20s make 7 changes ahead of Scotland clash
Noel McNamara’s side have also made one positional switch.
Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales
There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.
Ireland focus on fast start in bid to get Six Nations back on track against Italy
Noel McNamara’s side are in action at Donnybrook this evening.
Second-half fightback sees Ireland come close but they begin with defeat in Bordeaux
The hosts ultimately proved too hot to handle as Noel McNamara’s men found form in the second 40.
Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell set for new coaching role
The former player will work as an assistant with the Ireland U20s.
'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland
They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.
Let's not underestimate the frankly unbelievable scores from Italy U20s yesterday
Massimo Cioffi had the ball on a string in Georgia yesterday.
Ireland U20s Six Nations hopes dealt a blow against the Welsh
The U20s suffered a 41-27 defeat in Eirias Park this evening.
Nash holds captaincy despite Kelly return to Ireland U20 midfield
Utility back Jack Kelly had been named captain before the tournament kicked off, but injury has forced ‘the armband’ to be passed along.
Captain's curse strikes again as stand-in U20s skipper likely to miss rest of Six Nations
Connacht forward Cillian Gallagher could be out for six weeks with a shoulder injury.
The 12-year cycle omen, Frexit and all your Comments of the Week
And in other news, Ballyhahill for the World Cup!
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.
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)
3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win over Scotland
Cillian Gallagher, Adam McBurney and Andrew Porter were impressive.
France prove too strong, too clinical for Ireland in JWC opener
Cian Kelleher’s first-half try was not built upon and Ireland slipped to defeat in this opening World Cup campaign match.