Watch Ireland U20s Star's Moment Of Genius To Score Against England

Watch Ireland U20s Star's Moment Of Genius To Score Against England

Ireland U20s opened their U20 Rugby World Cup campaign with a 42-26 win over England in Argentina.

Noel McNamara's side scored six tries as they came from 10-0 down to claim a bonus point win over England in a thrilling encounter which saw nine tries in total, with Ireland denying their rivals a losing bonus point.

Despite the 16-point difference in the end, the Grand Slam champions were made to work hard for their win as they outsmarted an England side who spent nearly half of the game down to 14 men after being shown two yellow cards and one red card for their ill discipline.

The boys in green never panicked even when trailing and no one showed greater calmness than Ulster centre Stewart Moore, whose first-half try gave Ireland their first lead of the game at a crucial moment in the match.

Soon after England outhalf Manu Vunipola kicked his second penalty of the game to give his side a 13-7 lead, Moore showed incredible vision and smartness to sneak a try for Ireland.

With England holding the ball at the back of a ruck on their own try line, scrumhalf Ollie Fox rolled the ball backwards to get a better position for himself. Unfortunately for him, Moore was well aware of the rules and knew that by taking the ball over his own line, Fox had eliminated the offside line.

The Ireland centre quickly jumped in to touch the ball down, with the referee awarding the try after a consultation with the TMO.


The win puts Ireland level at the top of Pool B with Australia, who they face this Saturday at 2.30pm Irish time.

The Wallabies set down a marker of their own on Tuesday as they cruised to a 36-12 victory over Italy.

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Kevin Beirne

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