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Ireland u18/19 2019

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    Four in the team, seven in the squad. Not bad.


      Match is up on the ARU website.


        17-5 loss



          Originally posted by dropkick View Post
          Match is up on the ARU website.
 ... u19s-match

          Full U19 match Vs Australia. Australia won 17 - 5.

          Strange match. Ireland with all the possession but Australia were much more clinical. It was a closer match than the scoreline suggests

          It was ruined by windy conditions and that suited Australia (imo) who were the bigger side.

          There were some good individual performances from Ireland. The front row were very good. Scrums and lineouts were excellent overall except when the sub tighthead Winnett came on.

          Kelly in the second row had a good game and Deely was lively when he came on apart from one or two handling errors.

          Openside, Booth, was excellent and won numerous penalties at the breakdown. Big No 8, McCann was also very good. Best Ulster back row prospect I've seen in a while.

          None of the backs stood out but it was a hard day to be a back.

          It was a bad tempered match with both teams screeching in each others' faces when the other side made a mistake.
          Last edited by dropkick; 9th-December-2018, 20:57.