Ireland U-20
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UnionIrish Rugby Football Union
Emblem(s)Shamrock
Ground(s)Musgrave Park (Capacity: 8,008)
Coach(es)Richie Murphy
Captain(s)Reuben Crothers
Most capsDominic Ryan (20)
Iain Henderson (20)
Top scorerRoss Byrne (129)
Most triesAndrew Conway (14)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Ireland Ireland 17–15 Wales Wales
(2 February 2007)
Largest win
Ireland Ireland 59–5 Scotland Scotland
(20 March 2022)[1]
Largest defeat
New Zealand New Zealand 69–3 Ireland Ireland
(8 June 2017)
World Cup
Appearances12 (First in 2008)
Best result2nd, 2016

The Ireland national under-20 rugby team was formed in 2006, having previously been known as the under-21 team. They have won the Grand Slam three times and the Six Nations Championship four times: 2007, 2010, 2019 and 2022.[2][1]

Current squad

Head coach Richie Murphy named his 31–man squad for the Under-20s Summer Series on 17 June.[3]

Player Position Club Province
Josh Hanlon Hooker Ballynahinch Ulster
James McCormick Hooker Ballymena Ulster
Dominic Rhys Hey Hooker Hartpury IQ Rugby
George Hadden Prop Gorey/Clontarf Leinster
Joseph Mawhinney Prop Ballymena Ulster
Darragh McSweeney Prop Shannon Munster
Óisín Michel Prop Lansdowne Leinster
Kieran Ryan Prop Shannon Munster
Scott Wilson Prop Queen's University Ulster
Charlie Irvine Lock Queen's University Ulster
Diarmuid Mangan Lock UCD Leinster
Adam McNamee Lock Malone Ulster
Conor O'Tighearnaigh Lock UCD Leinster
George Shaw Lock Cardiff University IQ Rugby
Reuben Crothers (c) Back-row Ballynahinch Ulster
Lorcan McLoughlin Back-row Queen's University Ulster
James McNabney Back-row Ballymena Ulster
Ronán O'Sullivan Back-row Highfield Munster
Ethan Coughlan Scrum-half Shannon Munster
Michael Moloney Scrum-half UCD Leinster
Andrew O'Mahony Scrum-half UCC Munster
Tony Butler Fly-half Garryowen Munster
Reece Malone Fly-half Ballynahinch Ulster
Sam Prendergast Fly-half Lansdowne Leinster
David Dooley Centre UCD Leinster
Fionn Gibbons Centre UCD Leinster
Daniel Hawkshaw Centre Clontarf Leinster
George Coomber Wing UCC Munster
Aitzol King Wing Clontarf Leinster
Shay McCarthy Wing Young Munster Munster
Dylan O'Grady Fullback UCD Leinster

Coaching and management

Position Name
Head coach Richie Murphy
Forwards coach Jimmy Duffy
Skills and backs coach Mark Sexton
Defence coach Willie Faloon
Team manager Hendrik Kruger
Athletic performance coach Martin Kennedy
Performance analyst John Buckley
Media and communications Ryan Bailey

Overall record

Opposition Played Won Drawn Lost % Won For Aga Diff
 Argentina 5 3 0 2 60% 101 73 +28
 Australia 3 1 0 2 33.33% 53 88 –35
 England 22 8 014 36.36% 450 590 –140
 Fiji 2 2 0 0 100% 84 3 +81
 France 20 9 0 11 45% 379 419 –40
 Georgia 3 2 0 1 66.67% 79 49 +30
 Japan 1 1 0 0 100% 39 33 +6
 Italy 2018 1 1 90% 580 291 +289
 New Zealand 8 1 0 7 12.5% 115 316 –201
 Samoa 3 2 0 1 66.67% 92 45 +47
 Scotland 2318 0 5 78.26% 672 474 +198
 South Africa 4 1 0 3 25% 81 148 –67
 Tonga 1 1 0 0 100% 45 27 +18
 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 100% 45 0 +45
 Wales 21 9 1 11 42.86% 476 433 +43
Total 137 77 2 58 56.2% 3,291 2,989 +302

Correct as of 20 March 2022[4]

Honours

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Nine-try Ireland U20s crush Scotland to claim Grand Slam success". The42. 20 March 2022. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Ireland Under-20s Complete Grand Slam Mission With Bonus Point Flourish". Irish Rugby. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Murphy Names Ireland Squad For U20 Summer Series". Irish Rugby. 17 June 2022. Retrieved 17 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Fixtures & Results". Irish Rugby. Retrieved 20 March 2022.