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'Italy deserved it' - Malone wants Ireland U20s to learn painful lessons -

Peter Malone: 'We let them get an early foothold in the game which was the one thing we didn't want to do.' Ireland U20 head coach Peter Malone had no complaints after the gut-wrenching opening World Championship defeat to Italy in Georgia, and said ...and more »

Ireland U-20's World Cup campaign off to disastrous start - Irish Times

Ireland 21 Italy 22. Ireland lost, won and then dramatically lost with the final kick of the match against Italy in their opening game of the Under-20 Rugby World Cup in Georgia. The defeat leaves Ireland with a hugely difficult assignment to qualify ...and more »

Ireland stunned by Italy in World Under-20 opener -

Ireland's challenge at the World Under-20 Championships was delivered a potentially decisive blow as Italy emerged victorious in the sides' opening game in Georgia. With games against New Zealand and Scotland to come, Peter Malone's team would have ...and more »

Super Rugby and Sevens stars named in Aus 20s side -

Super Rugby and Sevens stars headline Simon Cron's Australian U20s team for the first match of the World Rugby U20s Championship. Six of the starting XV - Shambeckler Vui, Jordan Uelese, Harrison Godard, Hamish Stewart, Sione Tuipulotu and Izaia Perese ...and more »

England, New Zealand score first wins of World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia -

England confidently defeated Samoa in the first completed game of the tournament. Photo: Lasha Kuprashvili/World Rugby. PrevNext. Tweet · Share; Print Article. Comments. We were unable to load Disqus. If you are a moderator please see our ...and more »

Ireland Under-20s Pipped By Italy In Dramatic Finish - Irish Rugby (press release)

An epic World Rugby Under-20 Championship opener in Georgia ended in a tale of two kickers as Italy rescued their first ever U-20 win over Ireland from the jaws of defeat, prevailing 22-21 in dramatic circumstances. U20 Highlights: Italy clinch ...and more »

Five Gloucester players on bench for England in World Rugby U20 Championship opener - Gloucestershire Live

All five Gloucester players in the England Under-20s squad have been named as replacements for their World Rugby U20 Championship opener against Samoa in Georgia on Wednesday. Scrum-half Harry Randall is one of two players in the matchday squad who was ...and more »

England begin World Rugby Under-20 Championship with emphatic win - (blog)

England got their World Rugby Under-20 Championship title defence off to a fantastic start today as they thrashed Samoa 74-17 at the Avchala Stadium in Tbilisi. The Europeans scored 12 tries in their demolition job in Pool A at the tournament being ...and more »

Gloucester youngster scores as England start World Rugby U20 Championship with huge win - Gloucestershire Live

Ciaran Knight scored his first try for England Under-20s as they romped to a 74-7 victory over Samoa in the opening game of the World Rugby U20 Championship. Knight was one of five Gloucester players to come off the bench during the second half at the ...and more »

Sport: Samoa U20s thrashed by England - Radio New Zealand

Samoa have been thrashed 74-17 by title holders England in their first match at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Georgia. It took England only three minutes to open the scoring with a try out wide to winger Ali Crossdale. Samoa wing Losi Filipo ...and more »