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Video: Ireland U20s Final Bound

21st June 2016 By Munster Rugby

Ireland U20s handed Argentina a 30 point thumping in Manchester to qualify for their first ever World Rugby U20 Championship final where they will face England this coming Saturday.

Ireland U20s handed Argentina a 30 point thumping in Manchester to qualify for their first ever World Rugby U20 Championship final where they will face England this coming Saturday.

Bursting out of the blocks with tries from Jacob Stockdale and man-of-the-match Max Deegan, Ireland used their set piece dominance to open up a 21-7 half-time lead and ultimately grind the high-flying Pumitas into submission.

Influential out-half Johnny McPhillips landed six of his seven kicks for a 15-point haul, with Stockdale scoring a first half brace of tries and Munster’s Shane Daly adding the gloss with a late intercept effort.

Nigel Carolan's young team have now matched the achievements of the Ireland U-21 side from 2004 who reached their World Cup decider with current senior star Jamie Heaslip at the back of the scrum.

Ireland's class of 2016 will face tournament hosts England, who were 39-17 semi-final winners over South Africa, in next Saturday's final at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford (kick-off 7pm). This game will be televised on TG4 and Sky Sports.

A total of five Munster players featured in yesterday’s win. Ben Betts and Shane Daly both started while Vincent O’Brien, Evan Mintern and Kelvin Brown all featured from the bench.

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