Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Rugby

Williams ends Grand Slam dream for Ireland's U-20s

Two-try man-of-the-match Keiran Williams consigned the Ireland Under-20s to their first defeat of the season as Wales triumphed 41-27 in a pulsating eight-try contest.

Nigel Carolan's men fought-back from 14 points down in a thrilling encounter, but the hosts rallied to end their Grand-Slam dreams. Ireland captain Calvin Nash crossed for a try along with Tadgh McElroy and Paul Boyle but it wasn't enough. The Irish lads are now determined to wreck England's St. Patrick's Day party. England claimed their fourth bonus-point win of the tournament against Scotland to match the seniors and take the title with a week to spare.

Outhalf Bill Johnston, who kicked 12 points, said: "We're bitterly disappointed but now we're all looking forward to delivering a performance in-front of our home fans."

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph