Ireland U20s start with a win over Pumas

Argtentina U20s 9 Ireland U20s 16

Argtentina U20s 9 Ireland U20s 16

The Irish U20s got off to the perfect start with a try from newcomer Nevin Spence and 11 points from the boot of Ian McKinlay to steer them past a ferociously competitive Argentina.


Argentina: Pens: Tomas Rosati 3

Ireland: Try: Nevin Spence; Con: Ian McKinley; Pens: Ian McKinley 3


1 minute - Ireland penalty: missed by Ian McKinley - 0-0;

13 mins - Ireland try: Nevin Spence - 0-5; conversion: Ian McKinley - 0-7;

15 mins - Argentina penalty: missed by Tomas Rosati - 0-7;

22 mins - Argentina penalty: Tomas Rosati - 3-7;

25 mins - Argentina penalty: Tomas Rosati - 6-7;

39 mins - Ireland penalty: missed by Ian McKinley - 6-7;

Half-time - Argentina 6 Ireland 7;

42 mins - Ireland penalty: Ian McKinley - 6-10;

45 mins - Argentina penalty; Tomas Rosati - 9-10;

50 mins - Ireland penalty: Ian McKinley - 9-13;

58 mins - Ireland penalty: Ian McKinley - 9-16;

Full-time - Argentina 9 Ireland 16

ARGENTINA U-20: Joaquin Tuculet; Marcos Rosasco, Severiano Escobio Ionna, Pablo Molina, Federico Soldini; Tomas Rosati, Tomas Cubelli; Lucas Garcia Larsen, Luciano Proto, Francisco Tetaz Chaparro, Nicolas Guisasola, Santiago Guzman (capt), Alan Kessen, Rodrigo Baez, Santiago Rocchia.

Replacements used: Tomas De La Vega for Rocchia (50 mins), Tomas Borghi for Guisasola (55), Nicolas Mirande for Tetaz Chaparro (58), Alesandro Torres Suar for Rosasco (59), Gregorio Garriga for Cubelli (64), Joaquin Diaz Bonilla for Rosati (68). Not used: Joaquin Aleman.

IRELAND U-20: Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster); David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster), Nevin Spence (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Jonny Shiels (Queen's University/Ulster), Michael Keating (Clontarf/Leinster); Ian McKinley (UCD/Leinster), Matthew Healy (Lansdowne/Leinster); Paddy McAllister (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Thomas Sexton (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Jack McGrath (St. Mary's College/Leinster), Ciaran Ruddock (Neath/Exiles), Mark Flanagan (UCD/Leinster), Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Brian O'Hara (UL Bohemians/Munster), Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) (capt).

Replacements used: Eamonn Sheridan (Lansdowne/Leinster) for Shiels, Adam Macklin (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) for McAllister (both 48 mins), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) for Healy, David O'Callaghan (UCC/Munster) for Flanagan (both 69), Joe Moran (Galwegians/Connacht) for Ruddock (74), Andrew Burke (Garryowen/Munster) for Keating (77). Not used: David McGregor (Ballynahinch/Ulster).

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)

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