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.
Leinster centre Shane Horgan, who scored an injury-time try, is confronted by Mark McHugh, Matt Lacey and David Gannon of Connacht.
Connacht out-half Mark McHugh and the province's Kiwi centre Gavin Williams get to grips with Leinster's returning full-back Girvan Dempsey. McHugh kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Defences are on top in Galway as Leinster's teenage winger Luke Fitzgerald is smothered in a tackle.
Leinster flanker Stephen Keogh prepares to take an Andrew Farley hit.
Brian O'Driscoll tries to step past Connacht centre Gavin Williams.
Gavin Williams is well shackled by the Leinster defence, with prop Ronan McCormack and flanker Stephen Keogh.
Brian O'Driscoll tries to rush past Connacht number 10 Mark McHugh.
**All photos by Billy Stickland of Inpho Photography**