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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# wolfpuppies

All time
# boyz II men
QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?
Does all recent history blend together for you, or were you with these boys every step of the way?
# nextgen
Hawkshaw captains 40-man Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations
Noel McNamara has just five men returning from last year’s crop for the 2019 campaign.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v France, World Rugby U20 Championship
We went minute-by-minute as Noel McNamara’s men began their tough Pool C schedule against the hosts in Perpignan.
# wolfpuppies
Defence a key focus as Ireland prepare to tackle Italy in U20 Championship opener
Ireland pushed their way into the World Rugby U20 Championship final last year, but disruptions have brought expectations right down for this new crop.
# bolter
Late addition Barron straight into Ireland side to face Italy in U20 championship opener
Jack Kelly has shrugged off a shoulder injury to take up a role at fullback.
# under the wing
Munster's U20 star Nash grateful for Conway and Earls' influence as he goes from strength to strength
Munster’s first-choice wings have made an impression on the next generation.
# wolfpuppies
New coach, new faces as U20s go to Birr hoping to build continuity from Six Nations
Flanker Paul Boyle is the latest to take over captaincy of the age grade side as they head for Georgia.
# Interim
Pete Malone takes charge of Ireland for this summer's U20 Championship
Munster’s player development manager will take the role on an interim basis for the tournament in Georgia.
# gripping
England hold on for U20 Grand Slam despite ferocious Irish effort
Defence wins Championships and England’s withstood a St Patrick’s Day onslaught.
# Corinthian spirit
U20 driving force Gallagher ready get uncomfortable again
Ireland’s vice captain is relishing another term of rugby education under Nigel Carolan.
# kelly watch the stars
U20 captain Kelly eager to learn as he leads
The latest leader from St Michael’s has already taken part in Joe Schmidt training sessions and is hungry for more.
# fresh crop
Connacht call can wait as Carolan drives U20s to 'perfect the simple things'
“The players still have the power to make decisions within the parameters, but there’s less of a menu to select from.”
# nkotb
Ulster breakthrough Lyttle included in Ireland U20 squad for winter trials
Cillian Gallagher returns to the pack after already impressing for Nigel Carolan’s side this year.
# go west young man
4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy
Dubliner Adam Leavy has also take up residence in Galway.
# silver medallists
5 huge positives Ireland U20s can carry forward from this tournament
The final final was a low point after some dizzying highs.
AS IT HAPPENED
England v Ireland, World Rugby U20 Championship final
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland took on the home favourites in Manchester.
# 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.
AS IT HAPPENED
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.
# 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.
# 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.
AS IT HAPPENED
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.
# 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.
# wolfpups' big bite
The best images from Ireland U20s' immense performance against New Zealand
Boys, you looked beautiful out there!
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v New Zealand, World Rugby U20 Championship
We were on the edge of our seat as Ireland looked to build on their brilliant start by doing the impossible.
# 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.
# 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.
LIVE
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)
# boys of summer
From the uncapped to the peerless captain: 5 players key to Irish U20 hopes next week
Big performances from this quintet will go a long way to making it a good tournament from Ireland.
# Opportunity
After a year with Western Force, Boomer called in as injury replacement for Ireland U20s
The Ballymena man’s gain is due to an ankle injury suffered by UCD’s Will Connors.
# wolfpuppies bite back
5 Ireland U20s who impressed in the thrilling win over England
James Ryan paved the way for an intense second half, but he wasn’t short of help.
# Green Light
Class captain Ryan leads terrific Ireland U20 comeback in away win over England
Ireland came back from 20 – 6 down to win 20 – 26.
# Under-20
O'Brien putting pedigree from out-half and Westmeath GAA to use on Ireland's wing
Mullingar’s U20 rugby international has not severed ties with Gaelic Football entirely just yet.
# wolfpuppies
Power boost for Ireland U20s, but injury forces changes in the pack
Leinster back row Greg Jones and Munster prop Ben Betts look set to make their debut away to England.
# wolfpuppies bite
U20s hoping big bumps against Ireland senior squad can kick-start campaign
Second row Peter Claffey was star-struck at first, but soon made training a physical test for Joe Schmidt’s squad.
# Feeling Bleu
'At some stage we have to start doing, rather than just trying to learn all the time'
Nigel Carolan frank as Ireland U20s fall to a second successive defeat.
# wolfpuppies
France too strong for Ireland with dominant performance in Narbonne
It was a 21-point defeat for Nigel Carolan’s side.
# wolfpuppies
Experience in the front row, first taste for the rest of Ireland under 20s
Ireland’s fourth previously-capped player Jacob Stockdale has been retained by Ulster for Pro12 duty.