Ireland U20s pull off an absolutely remarkable comeback and the internet could hardly believe it 3 years ago

Ireland U20s pull off an absolutely remarkable comeback and the internet could hardly believe it

20-6 down after 45 minutes.

Most sides would have wilted but Nigel Carolan's Ireland U20s side are made of sterner stuff and kept England's U20s to a pointless final 35 minutes as they recorded an incredible comeback in Newcastle.

Captain James Ryan got the fightback underway as he sneaked over from the openside of a maul to make it a nine-point game.

Greg Jones 26/2/2016

Ireland's second try soon followed as Matt Byrne touched down in the corner for a try that was sublimely converted.

The momentum was clearly with the away side and Ireland took the lead for the first time when Andrew Porter gave them a 23-20 advantage.

Johnny McPhillips with Jack Singleton 26/2/2016

The nail was hammered into the coffin when Stan South was sent off for dangerous play and Brett Connon made no mistake with the penalty as Ireland handed England's U20s their first home defeat since 2010.

And the internet was left amazed by the gutsy comeback.