Ulster men give Ireland U20s flying start in World Championship England win
England U20s 26-42 Ireland U20s
Ireland under-20s backed up their Six Nations Grand Slam with a bonus-point 42-26 win over England to kick off their World Championship campaign in Santa Fe, Argentina.
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Ulstermen contributed three of the six tries scored by Noel McNamara's men with Stewart Moore scoring a clever touchdown in the first-half and flanker David McCann bagging a brace from close range after the turn.
The entertaining contest swung on English ill-discipline with Steve Bates's side being shown two yellows and a red over the final 45 minutes of a game that at one stage had been tied 21-21.
The pool resumes on Saturday with a mouth-watering meeting between Ireland and Australia, the Oceania under-age champions who also began their tournament with a bonus-point win over Italy.
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