Monday 18 December 2017

Conway double floors England

Andrew Conway grabbed two tries as Ireland U-20s derailed England's pursuit of a second U-20s Six Nations Grand Slam in three years at Kingsholm last night.

Against the run of play in the first half, full-back Conway gathered a long kick and cantered home, allowing out-half James McKinney to convert.

Ireland lost openside Dominic Ryan to a yellow card for offside on 22 minutes, but maintained their push and, after England winger Jonny May attempted to chip over the defence from his 22, visiting centre Brendan Macken gathered and off-loaded to Darren Hudson to score.

England were awarded a penalty-try before half-time.

Conway, though, snatched his second try in first-half stoppage-time to make it 22-10 at the break.

The second half was a much tighter affair with Ireland controlling the game as they made sure of a deserved victory.

ENGLAND U-20 --J Wallace; W Hurrell, J Joseph, T Casson, J May; F Burns, S Harrison; L Imiolek, J George, S Knight; D Wright, C Matthews; J Wray, J Rowan (capt), A Gray. Replacements: A Ellis, J Marler, K Brookes, G Kruis, J Pasqualin, J Sharp, C Wade.

IRELAND U-20 -- A Conway; D Hudson, B Macken, N Spence, S Zebo; J McKinney, J Cooney; B Cagney, N Annett, J O'Connell; D O'Callaghan, B Marshall; R Ruddock (capt), D Ryan, P Butler. Replacements: D Casey, S Maguire, B Hayes, R O'Sullivan, M Heaney, B Kingston, E Griffin.

Irish Independent

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