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Eire U20 seize Six Nations Grand Slam after demolition work in Scotland

Ireland U20 capture Six Nations Grand Slam after demolition work in Scotland

Eire went into this afternoon’s conflict with Scotland understanding {that a} win would earn them a Grand Slam within the U20 Six Nations and whereas they appeared like favorites to take action, few might have predicted how convincing their efficiency can be.

With the seniors narrowly defeated in final evening’s championship battle, there needs to be no such repetition this time.

Eire dominated from the primary whistle and scored their opening try after simply 5 minutes.


Jack Boyle joins for the @IrishRugby U20s!

The proper begin to this Grand Slam recreation! #IREvSCO #SixNationsU20 pic.twitter.com/rl6rEf4KI4

β€” Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 20, 2022

That was only a harbinger for the longer term.

Eire produced an amazing end result within the first 40 minutes and led into the break with a exceptional 33-0 lead after Ben Carson’s fifth strive of the sport.

A fifth strive! 🟒

And what a second for Ben Carson!

It was solely in September that the @UlsterRugby man suffered a spleen puncture leaving him questioning if he’d ever play rugby once more! #IREvSCO #SixNationsU20 pic.twitter.com/kJPrFLZNhE

β€” Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 20, 2022

Whereas the scoring charge slacked off within the second half, Eire saved piling up the guests.

This try by Andrew Devine was in all probability the only option.



That is simply sensible from @connachtrugby man! #IREvSCO #SixNationsU20 pic.twitter.com/pp8sf0UhJG

β€” Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 20, 2022

They might have their seventh strive of the evening simply earlier than the hour mark, with James McCormack overpowering to finish a robust set piece.

A SEVENTH ATTEMPT! 🟒@IrishRugby is totally prepared for this Grand Slam! #IREvSCO #SixNationsU20 pic.twitter.com/EMvnIyDUxz

β€” Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 20, 2022

Eire would nonetheless have time to make two extra tries earlier than the tip of the competitors, which might in the end lead to 59-5 winners.

Few might argue that they did not deserve this Grand Slam.

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β€” Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) March 20, 2022

That is Eire’s first Grand Slam on the occasion since 2019, with the 2020 version being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier than that, her different most up-to-date championship got here again in 2010.

This definitely bodes properly for the way forward for Irish rugby. Gamers comparable to Craig Casey, Ryan Baird and Harry Byrne have appeared at senior stage following their U20 appearances in 2019 and that record is prone to proceed to develop within the years to return.

Various gamers from this group will attempt to go that route however for now they are going to be having fun with a exceptional season thus far.

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