Ireland were well beaten in their Under 21 opening World Cup game by Australia
The Irish trailed 34-5 at the breask their sole try coming from captain Matt MCullough. The game was over as a contest at that stage but the Irish stuck gamely to theior task and were rewarded with two late tries from Martin McPhail.
Australian Scorers.1st Half.
Min 11: TRY – Daniel Heenan con,v. James Brock
Min 16: PENALTY – James Brock.
Min 17: TRY – Huia Edmonds (2), conv. James Brock.
Min 23: TRY – Tamaiti Horua (8), conv. James Brock
Min 27: TRY – Peter Hynes.
Min 28: TRY – Peter Hynes.
Min 58: TRY – Mathew Henjak.
Min 80: TRY – Peter Hynes.
Min 82: TRY – Matthew Hodgson , conv. James Brock.
Ireland Scorers – 1st Half.Min 20: TRY – Matthew McCullough.
Min 54:PENALTY – Eoghan Hickey
Min 74: TRY – Martin McPhail
Min 78: TRY – Martin McPhail.