Ireland grab first win at U-19 World Cup

Ireland U-19 13 Scotland U-19 12

Ireland U-19 13 Scotland U-19 12


Scorers: Ireland: Try: Eoin O'Malley; Con: Scott Deasy; Pens: Scott Deasy 2

Scotland: Pens: Stephen McColl 4

An injury-time try from Eoin O'Malley helped Ireland score their first win of the IRB Under-19 World Championship at Ravenhill tonight.

The Irish laid siege to the Scottish line for the closing ten minutes and got their reward in the game's last play when centre O'Malley burrowed over.

Scotland led 12-6 with nine minutes remaining after centre Stephen McColl landed his fourth penalty of the evening.

The Scots led 9-3 at the break and defended tigerishly while hooker Adrian Duncan was in the sin-bin. But Ireland bounced back as Deasy, who kicked two penalties, converted their crucial late try.

IRELAND: Adam Craig; Niall Morris, Eoin O'Malley, Conor Cleary, Paddy Brophy; Scott Deasy, Harry McAleese; Paul Karayiannis, Stephen Douglas, Matthew Nelson, Brian Cawley, Ian Nagle, Kieran Essex, Rajan Reilly, Paul Ryan (capt).

Replacements: Michael Sherry, Ian Leonard, Patrick McCabe, David Foley, Patrick Mallon, Kris Greene, Alan Gaughan, Jamie Smith, Murray Kinsella, Tommy Seymour, Jason Harris-Wright.

SCOTLAND: Murray Allan; Lee Jones, Chris Kinloch, Stephen McColl, Tom Bury; Ruairidh Jackson, Ross Samson; Gary Strain, Adrian Duncan, Joe Stafford, Neale Patrick, Josh Brown, Fraser McKenzie (capt), Kevin Bryce, Alexandre Wukovits.

Replacements: Ralph McInally, Angus Dixon, Lewis Niven, Craig Charters, Steven Burton, Mathew Heeks, James Murray, Ruairidh Bonner, Redha Guedroudj, Craig Simmonds, Harry Duthie.

Referee: Julian Pritchard (Australia)

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