Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Thrilling finish gives Wolfpuppies perfect start

OK - when I say "perfect" start in the heading, I may be over-reaching a tad.

The Irish Under 20s had enough territory and possession to have had this match won well before the last kick of the game, but nonetheless you have to admire the coolness of Munster's Thomas Quinlan who had the unenviable task of slotting this touchline pen to put away the Under 20s from Argentina, giving Nigel Carolan's squad a handy win to kickstart their World Championship campaign.

Personally as the pen was awarded I thought given its location there was time to kick for the corner and go for the winning score in closer, but clearly the lads on the field knew better!!!

Despite the inability to cross the whitewash there were impressive displays across the park, a decent outing by Joe Carberry at outhalf and enough evidence that they can grow into this tournament as it progresses.  Next up, Scotland on Saturday, but bravo to the boys for this result. JLP



Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019