Irish rugby fans will be able to watch the Ireland Under-20s aim for a third place finish at the IRB Junior World Championship when TG4 broadcast Friday's play-off against New Zealand live (kick-off 5.05pm local time/6.05am Irish time).
The Irish language station have served up some thrilling Under-20 rugby action this month, providing live coverage of the Ireland U-20s' three pool matches as well as last Sunday's semi-final showdown with England.
Whatever the result against the Baby Blacks, Mike Ruddock's youngsters will claim Ireland's best ever finish at a Junior World Championship - either third or fourth position.
TG4's line-up for Friday morning includes live coverage from Eden Park of the 3rd/4th place play-off and the Championship final (England v South Africa):
5.55am - 'Rugbai Beo' coverage begins on TG4
6.05am - New Zealand U-20s v Ireland U-20s live from Eden Park, Auckland
8.35am - England U-20s v South Africa U-20s live from Eden Park, Auckland
8.30pm - An hour-long highlights programme covering both matches
Commentary will be provided by Aonghus Ó hEochaidh and Eamonn Molloy, and both matches will be shown also on the TG4 Player(only available in Ireland).
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IRFU Director of Sevens and head coach Anthony Eddy talks about the Ireland Men's Sevens squad's upcoming tournaments and ambitions, while squad members Cian Aherne and Tom Daly tell us about their enthusiasm to play Sevens for Ireland.
IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora speaks about the newly-announced Ireland Men's Sevens squad and structures, and we also hear from squad member Matthew D'Arcy on the training camps and how he got involved.
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