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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."

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