These Irish players have it in their locker to cut apart this formidable English side 4 years ago

These Irish players have it in their locker to cut apart this formidable English side

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They have the potential to pull off something special.


Unfortunately for Ireland's Under-20s, they don't have the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with England for the Grand Slam but Nigel Carolan's young men still have plenty to play for.

Ireland will have revenge firmly on their minds after receiving a humbling from England in the U20 World Cup final last year.

Ireland were disappointed with how they performed that day, as they lost 45-21, but they have a chance to rectify that at Donnybrook on Friday.

England have scored an average of 44 points thus far in the championship, so Ireland will have to be clued in from the off in order to negate their attacking threat.

Ireland have some incredible attacking talents of their own, with the likes of Jordan Larmour, Calvin Nash and Tommy O'Brien all capable of cutting through the most stingy of defences.


A perfect example of Ireland's potential to cut teams apart came in last weekend's loss to Wales. Larmour had the intelligence to spot space ahead of him before offloading to Nash who used his blistering pace to score Ireland's first try.

This will undoubtedly be a tough test for Ireland, but with the U20 World Cup coming up in a few months and a boisterous backing in Donnybrook, there is plenty at stake for Ireland's future stars.

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Electric Ireland proud sponsors of Ireland’s Under-20s Rugby Six Nations Championship Home Games. Support Irish rugby’s future stars by going to see them in action in the Under-20s Six Nations when Ireland take on England in Donnybrook Stadium on Friday 17th March. Kick off 6pm.