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.
Victory gave the French the Grand Slam against an Irish side who led at half time and who had tries from Brian O'Riordan and Martin McPhail. Eoghan Hickey added a conversion and three penalties.
Ireland. Scott Young (Ballymena); Martin McPhail (UL Bohemains), Gavin Duffy (Galwegians), Conrad O'Sullivan (UCC), James Norton (St Mary's College); Eoghan Hickey (UCD), Brian O'Riordan (UCD); John Lyne (Lansdowne), Kevin Corrigan (UCD), Bryan Young (Ballymena); Stephen Keogh (UCC), Matt McCullough (Ballymena) Captain; Denis Leamy (UCC), Neil McMillan (Ballymena), Roger Wilson (DU). 16. Rory Best (Newscastle), 17. Jody Danagher (UL/ Bohemians), 18. Michael Carroll (Blackrock College), 19. Conor Hartigan (Garryowen), 20. Frank Murphy (UCC), 21. Barry Lynn (St. Mary's College), 22. Fiachra Baynes (Lansdowne)