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.
...Brian O'Driscoll will captain Ireland for the 28th time against the All Blacks tomorrow...
World Cup, what World Cup? With three Ireland teams playing, there is a feast of rugby action this weekend and you can follow it live on IrishRugby.ie.
The senior team (v New Zealand), the 'A' team (v New Zealand Maori) and the Under-21s (v France) all have important games over the next 48 hours.
All three games are being televised on Setanta Sports Ireland and Sky Sports, but for those of you who have to work or who do not have access to the TV coverage, IrishRugby.ie will be bringing you a live match tracker from all three venues.
First up today are the Under-21s against France in the IRB U-21 World Championship in Issoire, kick-off 7.00pm French time (6.00pm Irish time). The match is live on Setanta, with highlights at 10.30pm. IrishRugby.ie's updates services will begin at 5.45pm.
The main event tomorrow is the first Test from Waikato - live on Sky Sports at 8.35am Irish time. IrishRugby.ie's updates will begin from 8.00am with a match report, reaction and photos to follow after the final whistle.
Meanwhile, our 'A' team takes on the New Zealand Maori in their final Barclays Churchill Cup Pool B game and you can see it live on Sky Sports from 10.00pm tomorrow night and again live updates will be run on this website.