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.
The Irish side trailed 15-10 with a minute of normal time remaining but then ran the ball the length of the pitch for Ricky Walsh to score the equalising try.
Ireland trailed 5-3 at the break, their sole first half score, a penalty from Ian Hanly. And they looked to be in dire straits when the home side raced into a 15-3 lead midway through the second half.
However, the Irish rallied, and David Batt scored a try which Hanly converted to set up a tense finish and a try from Walsh to earn the Irish a hugely commendable share of the spoils.