As It Happened: Ireland U20s Win The Grand Slam

As It Happened: Ireland U20s Win The Grand Slam

Ireland travel to Colwyn Bay to take on Wales this in the U20's Six Nations, with Noel McNamara's side one win away from securing a Grand Slam.

Ireland will be without first choice half-back pairing Harry Byrne and Craig Casey, who were late withdrawals from the team due to injury. You can keep up to date with all of the action right here, as Ireland hope to claim their first Grand Slam at this level since 2007.

Liveblog: Ireland U20s Vs Wales U20s

While few onlookers gave this team much of a chance before the start of the championship, they have defied the odds to claim wins in each of their four outings thus far. They managed to produce a big upset in the opening game by overcoming a much-fancied England side, while wins over Scotland and Italy were sandwiched between a big performance against France down in Cork last week.


They will be hoping to keep up that momentum this evening, even without two of their most important players.

Ireland are heavy favourites for this game, with Wales having suffered a mixed tournament thus far. They suffered a sizeable defeat against France earlier in the championship, before falling at the hands of Scotland last week. However, they did manage to get a much needed win over England on home soil.

Ireland U20 team to play Wales:

Jake Flannery (Munster); Angus Kernohan (Ulster), Liam Turner (Leinster), Sean French (Munster), Jonathan Wren (Munster); Ben Healy (Munster), Cormac Foley (Leinster); Josh Wycherley (Munster), Dylan Tierney-Martin (Connacht), Thomas Clarkson (Leinster); Charlie Ryan (Leinster, captain), Niall Murray (Connacht); Martin Moloney (Leinster), Scott Penny (Leinster), John Hodnett (Munster).

Replacements: John McKee (Leinster), Callum Reid (Ulster), Ryan Lomas (Connacht), Ryan Baird (Leinster), David McCann (Ulster), Colm Reilly (Connacht), Iwan Hughes (Ulster), Rob Russell (Leinster).

SEE ALSO: BREAKING: Harry Byrne & Craig Casey Out Of Ireland Grand Slam Decider

Balls Team

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