66min Jack Carty missed conversion
64min Peter Nelson try
56min Jack Carty conversion
54min Luke McGrath try
52min Jack Carty missed conversion
51min James Rael try
25min Edoardo Padovani missed penalty
20min Jack Carty penalty
18min Edoardo Padovani missed conversion
17min Guido Calabrese Try
14min Edoardo Padovani conversion
12min Edoardo Padovani try
8min Jack Carty conversion
7min Arron Conneely try
6min Jack Carty conversion
5min Chirs Farrell try
3min Jack Carty conversion
2min Peter Nelson try
Ireland U20s beat the Italain U20 team in their last game of the pool stages of the Junior Rugby World Cup.
Amazingly Ireland were 21pts ahead after eight minutes and ended up winning by only 29pts. They now have to hope that South Africa beat England and neither side gets a bonus point.
3:22pm Its all over and Ireland win by twenty nine, its a poor match but Ireland will be happy with their performances in the group.
3:18pm Its a forward pass by Carty when Ireland were on a break away.
3:15pm Its an Irish throw on half way.
3:11pm At a guess there has been around 40 scrums in the match.
3:08pm The referee awards the Italians a scrum, he really has been so poor.
3:06pm Italian scrum on the half way line. They kick it forward and Ireland go on the attack.
3:04pm Peter Nelson gets in for the TRY, Jack Carty misses the difficult conversion
3:02pm Ireland have a throw on the Italian 22, they look like they will score every time they get into the red zone.
3:00pm The referee Angus Gardner is really slowing the match down.
2:58pm Its been a lot better for Ireland in the last ten minutes, the three subs that came on have made a big difference.
2:53min Stunning TRY by Luke McGrath, it came from a scrum on his own 22, he kicks and chases and gets over the Italian line in the corner and Jack Carty kicks the difficult conversion.
2:51pm Surprisingly Carty misses the conversion, that is his first miss of the day.
2:50pm James Rael goes over for a TRY after some good play by Peter Nelson.
2:50pm Ireland inches from the Italian try line.
2:48pm Ireland nearly get a break away try, but the last pass goes straight to an Italian.
2:41pm Its amazing that this side nearly beat England and defeated the Baby boks. They look so poor and cannot even put two or three passes together without a knock on. The weather conditions are perfect for rugby to make it worse.
2:39pm Second half underway. It starts off with more simple mistakes by Ireland.
2:35pm Ireland need South Africa to beat England (5:45pm), then if neither side to get a bonus point Ireland would qualify for the semi-finals. Otherwise they will play the 5th 6th playoff.
2:25pm Ireland were stunning for the first eight minutes and horrendous for the other thirty two minutes.
2:22pm The referee is becoming very annoying, he just loves blowing the whistle.
2:19pm The Irish management need to make changes, some of the guys look very lackadaisical
2:16pm Ireland are making some horrible passing mistakes and knock on’s.
2:10pm The scrums are a complete disaster from both sides, they are just getting reset time and time again.
2:07pm More knock on’s by Ireland lead to an Italian penalty. Its missed.
2:04pm Jack Carty hits a penalty for Ireland, they now lead by twelve.
2:00pm This match is unreal, Italy score another TRY after three Irish players knock on the ball. Guido Calabrese score for the Italians.
1:56pm After some crazy play by Ireland, Italy run the length of the pitch and Padovani goes over for an Italian TRY
1:52pm Arron Conneely gets over for the third TRY in the first ten min.Stunning conversion from the sideline by Jack Carty
1:50pm Chris Farrell gets over for a TRY and Carty hits the conversion
1:49pm Buccaneers players Jack Carty makes no mistakes with the conversion.
1:47pm Peter Nelson gets over for an Irish TRY after just two minutes.
1:30pm Fifteen minutes to kick off between the Irish and Italian U20s.
1:28pm Ireland v Italy teams
IRELAND U-20: Mike Sherlock (Clontarf/Leinster); Conor Finn (Buccaneers/Connacht), Peter Nelson (Dungannon/Ulster), Chris Farrell (Dungannon/Ulster), Sam Coghlan Murray (UCD/Leinster); Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht), Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster); Des Merrey (Clontarf/Leinster), James Rael (Garryowen/Munster), Peter Reilly (Lansdowne/Leinster), Alan O’Connor (UCD/Leinster), Iain Henderson (Queen’s University/Ulster), Aaron Conneely (Corinthians/Connacht), Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster), Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) (capt).
Replacements: Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster), Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster), Jake Cawley (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Leinster), Shane Buckley (Garryowen/Munster), Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht), Cathal Marsh (Dublin University/Leinster), Stuart Olding (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster).
ITALY U-20: David Odiete (Rugby Reggio); Alex Morsellino (Petrarca Padova), Giovanni Benvenuti (Marchiol Mogliano), Andrea Bettin (Rubano Rugby), Filippo Guarducci (Marchiol Mogliano); Edoardo Padovani (Marchiol Mogliano), Guido Calabrese (San Gregorio Catania); Giovanni Maistri (Cammi Calvisano) (capt), Giovanni Scalvi (Rugby Reggio), Leonardo Bortoletti (Rubano Rugby), Marco Bellucci (Rugby Emergenti Cecina), Alfio Luca Mammana (L’Aquila Rugby), Ruben Riccioli (Mantovani Lazio), Guglielmo Zanini (M-Three San Donà), Vittorio Marazzi (Sertori Sondrio).
Replacements: Luca Conti (Udine Rugby), Sami Drissi-Panico (UR Capitolina), Pietro Ceccarelli (Stade Rochelais), Alessio Zdrilich (Ospitaletto Rugby), Federico Conforti (Petrarca Padova), Marcello Violi (Rugby Reggio), John Apperley (Rugby Reggio), Giulio Bisegni (Mantovani Lazio).
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant Referees: Joey Salmans, Quinton Immelman (both South Africa)
Television Match Official: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)