Ireland national under-20 rugby union team

The Ireland national under-20 rugby team was formed in 2006, having previously been known as the under-21 team. They won the Grand Slam during the 2007 and 2019 Six Nations Under 20s Championship's, and also won the championship in 2010.[1]

Ireland U-20
UnionIrish Rugby Football Union
Emblem(s)Shamrock
Ground(s)Irish Independent Park (Capacity: 8,008)
Coach(es)Noel McNamara
Captain(s)David McCann (2020 6N U20)
Most capsDominic Ryan (20)
Iain Henderson (20)
Top scorerRoss Byrne (129)
Most triesAndrew Conway (14)
Team kit
First international
Ireland Ireland 17–15 Wales Wales
(2 February 2007)
Largest win
Ireland Ireland 51–3 Fiji Fiji
(9 June 2014)
Largest defeat
New Zealand New Zealand 69–3 Ireland Ireland
(8 June 2017)
World Cup
Appearances12 (First in 2008)
Best result2nd, 2016

Current squadEdit

Head coach Noel McNamara named his 37–man squad for the 2020 Six Nations Under 20s Championship on 20 January 2020.[2]

Lock Eoin O'Connor was ruled out of the tournament due to a knee injury, and prop Ciarán Ryan was also called up to the squad.[3]
(Note: all clubs are Irish unless otherwise stated.)

Player Position Club Province
John McKee Hooker Old Belvedere Leinster
Tom Stewart Hooker Ballynahinch Ulster
Tom Clarkson (vc) Prop Dublin University Leinster
Marcus Hannan Prop Old Belvedere Leinster
Harry Noonan Prop Old Wesley Leinster
Ryan McMahon Prop Old Belvedere Leinster
Ciarán Ryan Prop Cashel Munster
Bobby Sheehan Prop UCD Leinster
Charlie Ward Prop Clontarf Leinster
Thomas Ahern Lock Shannon Munster
Brian Deeny Lock Clontarf Leinster
Joe McCarthy Lock Dublin University Leinster
Eoin O'Connor Lock Young Munster Munster
Alex Soroka Lock Dublin University Leinster
Joshua Dunne Back-row Galwegians Connacht
Mark Hernan Back-row Lansdowne Leinster
Cian Hurley Back-row Garryowen Munster
David McCann (c) Back-row Banbridge Ulster
Seán O'Brien Back-row UCD Leinster
Cian Prendergast Back-row UCD Leinster
Anthony Ryan Back-row Dublin University Leinster
Lewis Finlay Scrum-half Malone Ulster
Conor McKee Scrum-half Queen's University Ulster
Ben Murphy Scrum-half Clontarf Leinster
Tim Corkery Fly-half Lansdowne Leinster
Jack Crowley Fly-half Cork Constitution Munster
Cathal Forde Centre Corinthians Connacht
Hayden Hyde Centre Ballynahinch Ulster
Dan Kelly Centre   Loughborough IQ Rugby
Ben Moxham Centre Ballymena Ulster
Harry O'Riordan Centre UCC Munster
Niall Comerford Wing UCD Leinster
Luis Faria Wing Dublin University Leinster
Diarmuid Kilgallen Wing Galwegians Connacht
Ethan McIlroy Wing Queen's University Ulster
Andrew Smith Wing Clontarf Leinster
Oran McNulty Fullback Corinthians Connacht
Max O'Reilly Fullback Dublin University Leinster

Coaching and managementEdit

Position Name
Head Coach Noel McNamara
Assistant Coach Colm Tucker
Assistant Coach Kieran Campbell
Team Manager Hendrik Kruger
Athletic Performance Coach Martin Kennedy
Performance Analyst John Buckley
Media & Communications Ryan Bailey

Overall recordEdit

Opposition Played Won Drawn Lost % Won
  Argentina 5 3 0 2 60%
  Australia 3 1 0 2 33.33%
  England 21 8 013 38.1%
  Fiji 2 2 0 0 100%
  France 16 7 0 9 43.75%
  Georgia 3 2 0 1 66.67%
  Japan 1 1 0 0 100%
  Italy 1614 1 1 87.5%
  New Zealand 8 1 0 7 12.5%
  Samoa 3 2 0 1 66.67%
  Scotland 2015 0 5 75%
  South Africa 4 1 0 3 25%
  Tonga 1 1 0 0 100%
  Uruguay 1 1 0 0 100%
  Wales 18 7 1 10 38.89%
Total 122 66 2 54 54.1%

Correct as of 21 February 2020

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ireland Under-20s Complete Grand Slam Mission With Bonus Point Flourish". Irish Rugby. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "McNamara Names Ireland Under-20 Squad For Six Nations". Irish Rugby. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Ireland U20 Team Named For Six Nations Opener". Munster Rugby. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.

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