Ireland set their sights on historic U20 Grand Slam

Ireland set their sights on historic U20 Grand Slam

Newly-crowned champions Ireland U20s remain on course for a grand slam of victories after beating France, while a win for England leaves them in contention for second place.


Ireland will head to Wales this weekend on the verge of a historic Grand Slam after they recorded their fourth consecutive victory of a brilliant campaign at home to last year's World Rugby U20 Championship winners France.

Ireland's 31-29 victory coupled with Wales' surprise defeat to Scotland handed the Irish their first U20 Six Nations title since 2010, and now head coach Noel McNamara wants them to finish the job in style with a first-ever clean sweep.

"This group is motivated by a challenge. It's a rare opportunity," he said. "There are very people in the history of Irish rugby who have managed a Grand Slam. We now have the chance to achieve something special as a group."

Full story via World Rugby

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