Ireland left it late to confirm their place in Sunday’s 9th-10th place play-off at the IRB Junior World Championship. Ian Porter’s penalty in the last minute of extra-time secured a 9-6 win over Italy for the Irish, who will face Scotland in their final match of the tournament.
Speaking in the aftermath of the Italian game, Ireland Under-20 captain Paul Ryan discussed his side’s 9-6 play-off win over Italy at the IRB Junior World Championship.
The Leinster flanker also reflected on Ireland’s run of results at the tournament to date and talked about what he expects in their final match – Sunday’s 9th-10th place play-off against Scotland.
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“It wasn’t the best of games. I think the guys were afraid to make mistakes and express themselves. It was one of those games where territory was king but it was great that we came out on top in the end.”
The above are the thoughts of Ireland Under-20 coach Eric Elwood, who spoke to reporters after his team’s dramatic play-off win over Italy.
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Crowned man-of-the-match after kicking the match-winning penalty, Under-20 scrum half Ian Porter preferred to hail the heroics of Ireland pack as they won some crucial turnover ball late on in the slender victory over Italy.
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