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Ireland Beat England By 42-26 In Strong World Championships Opener

Ireland ran out comfortable winners thanks to a strong second-half showing against England in their U20 World Championship opener. Noel McNamara and co. came into this one with some solid momentum on the back of their U20 Six Nations Grand Slam 2019 victory but after a World Cup last year that saw them disappoint, there was no doubt pressure on the …

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Ireland Squad Announced For U20 World Cup

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Ireland U20 head coach Noel McNamara has announced his extended 33-man squad for the upcoming 2019 World Rugby U20 World Championships which take place from the 4th – 22nd of June in Argentina.  Ireland are riding the crest of a wave at the moment after securing a historic Six Nations Grand Slam earlier this year. They face a tough group, …

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Liverpool Sign England Under-20 World Cup-Winning Star

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Dominic Solanke signs for Liverpool at Melwood Training Ground on July 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool have signed the hero of England’s recent Under-20 World Cup win, Dominic Solanke. The fee will have to be decided by tribunal because Solanke is a product of Chelsea’s youth system, however it is expected that £3 million will be the cost the Reds will have to pay for the 19-year-old. Solanke was the star of the U-20 World …

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Wales: Three Of The Top Contenders To Replace Faletau This Autumn

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11: Taulupe Faletau of Wales kicks ahead under pressure from TJ Perenara of the All Blacks during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Eden Park on June 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

With the news that Taulupe Faletau is a major doubt for the upcoming autumn internationals, after suffering a knee injury, we take a look at three contenders to replace him. ______ 1. Josh Navidi The versatile Cardiff Blues backrower, and the first player of Iranian heritage to play for Wales, has made an excellent start to the season, playing a …

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Twitter Reacts to Ireland U20s Stunning Semi Final Win Over Argentina

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Stephen Keirns of Ireland (C) clears the ball during the World Rugby U20 Championship Semi Final between Ireland and Argentina at The Academy Stadium on June 20, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Ireland U20s, having taken the scalp of World Champions New Zealand and Grand Slam winners Wales, added the the Argentines to their list of vanquished enemies this afternoon. The ‘Wolfpuppies’ were in typically devastating form, as it took just 8 minutes for Jacob Stockdale to cross for the first try, which was expertly converted by out-half Johnny McPhillips. Such a …

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Man United Teenager Andreas Pereira’s Brilliant Solo Goal in U20 World Cup Final

Andreas Pereira gave Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal plenty of food for thought in last night’s U20 World Cup final against Serbia. Unfortunately for Pereira, it wasn’t enough for his Brazil side, as they fell 2-1 to Serbia after extra time. The 19-year-old showed his undoubted promise by skinning half the Serbian side, equalising in the 73rd minute with this remarkable solo effort. …

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Video: France Scrum Destroyed By Japan, 72kg Lighter

France made light work of Japan in Saturday’s u20 World Cup encounter, winning 47-7. But credit must go to the Japan pack, who dominated their French counterparts at scrum-time. It is a myth that bigger forwards pre-meditate a bigger scrum. Despite the fact that the Japanese weighed 9kg lighter per man on average, they completely dominated the set-piece. The French …

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