19 Jun, 06:50
A single point separated the sides as a hard-fought 5th-8th place play-off finished in France's favour at Stade Henri Desgrange on Tuesday night. Check out some photos from Ireland's fourth IRB Junior World Championsip match.
In clubs and schools all over the island uncountable numbers of coaches, referees and volunteers keep the game thriving. From the four proud provinces the supporters in blue, white, red and green continue to travel in huge numbers.
From minis to Six Nations, Irish rugby is alive and well.
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