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Friday 19 April 2019

Ireland 39 Japan 33 as it happened: Huge relief as Under-20s edge relegation play-off

Sean O'Brien of Ireland during the World Rugby U20 Championship 2018 11th Place Play-Off match between Ireland and Japan at Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers, France. Photo by Alexandre Dimou/World Rugby via Sportsfile
Sean O'Brien of Ireland during the World Rugby U20 Championship 2018 11th Place Play-Off match between Ireland and Japan at Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers, France. Photo by Alexandre Dimou/World Rugby via Sportsfile
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A late Tommy O'Brien try ensured that Ireland secured their place in next year's World Rugby U20 Championship after seeing off the brave challenge of Japan.

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