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Liveblog: Ireland U20s v Scotland U20s

Liveblog: Ireland U20s v Scotland U20s
By Colman Stanley Updated
The Ireland U20s play the Scotland U20s today in the 7th/8th place decider in the U20s Six Nations Summer Series. Here's our liveblog.

 

 

While some of the results have been disappointing for Ireland, the come from behind victory over England last week gives Richie Murphy's men the chance to finish the tournament on a real high.

“It was a really weird game wasn’t it?”

"We were 14-0 down early on and then put some really good stuff together to get up at half time was very encouraging.

"Obviously Sam then kicked a great penalty from the halfway line to get us home which is something that we probably needed.

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“It’s a massive one for us.”

“Any tournament like this, if you lose your first two games you’re very much up against it, at least now we’re looking forward to the last game.

“Yes we finished bottom of the group but in a short tournament like this that can easily happen.

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“We just want to try and go home with two wins from four which with the group that we have, with 12 Under-19s in the group will be hugely beneficial for those guys for next year.”

Murphy was also full of praise for young Sam Prendergast who slotted home the winning penalty from the halfway line

"We had a long-range penalty kicker on the pitch as well in George Coomber but Sam decided that he wanted it”

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“He was obviously in the groove because he had been in the game and I’m sure the one he missed earlier on probably upset him.

“It was great to give him that opportunity and to be fair to him it never looked like it was going anywhere else, and what people won’t realise was that it was going into a bit of a breeze as well.

“It was great for him, he’s an Under-19 out-half, he’s come in, he’s worked really hard and stepped up and filled a hole as our two first-choice out-halves are both out injured at the moment.”

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