World Rugby Under 20 Championship 2019

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  1. big ginger 8

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    Ireland squad was announced today so assume other squads are already out there or will be soon.

    Forwards
    Declan Adamson (Clontarf/Leinster) *
    Thomas Ahern (Shannon/Munster) *
    Azur Allison (Ballymena/Ulster) *
    Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster)
    Tom Clarkson (Dublin University/Leinster)
    Brian Deeny (Clontarf/Leinster)
    John Hodnett (UCC)
    David McCann (Banbridge/Ulster)
    John McKee (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
    Michael Milne (UCD/Leinster)
    Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
    Niall Murray (Buccaneers/Connacht)
    Callum Reid (Banbridge/Ulster)
    Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster) Captain
    Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians/Connacht)
    Charlie Ward (Clontarf/Leinster) *
    Ronan Watters (St.Mary’s College/Leinster)
    Josh Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster)

    Backs
    Craig Casey (Shannon/Munster) Vice-Captain
    Jake Flannery (Shannon/Munster)
    Cormac Foley (St.Mary’s College/Leinster)
    Sean French (Cork Constitution/Munster)
    Ben Healy (Garryowen/Munster)
    Bruce Houston (Ballymena/Ulster)
    Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
    Angus Kernohan (Queen’s University/Ulster)
    Adam LaGrue (Terenure College/Leinster) *
    Stewart Moore (Malone/Ulster) *
    Colm Reilly (Buccaneers/Connacht)
    Rob Russell (Dublin University/Leinster)
    Liam Turner (Dublin University/Leinster)
    Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution/Munster)

    Penny, Byrne and Hawkshaw all likely starters out because of injury. Penny in particular is a big loss.

    EDIT: Actually this is the extended squad, which will be dropped to 28.
     
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  3. The Alpha Bro

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    Penny, Byrne and Hawkshaw are all guys I'd more or less guarantee will start European knockout games for Ster in the next 5 years, huge losses.

    Still a stronger squad than the last two years but a big ask to beat England again as well as Australia (Id imagine but have no idea) and Italy who are no slouches.
     
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    Pfft, I was very hopeful but without Penny and Byrne there isn't much hope. We'll do well but without those two we're massively weakened.
     
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    England squad:

    Forwards: Olly Adkins, Alfie Barbeary, Josh Basham, Richard Capstick, Alex Coles, Nic Dolly, Joe Heyes, Ted Hill, Aaron Hinkley, Joel Kpoku, Samson Ma'asi, Kai Owen, Alfie Petch, Marcus Street, Rusiate Tuima, Tom Willis.

    Backs: Tom de Glanville, Fraser Dingwall, Connor Doherty, Ollie Fox, Josh Hodge, Sam Maunder, Cameron Redpath, Arron Reed, Tom Seabrook, Ollie Sleightholme, Marcus Smith, Manu Vunipola


    Really thought Fraser Dingwall was scotish? The name did enforce that beliefs abit too :)
     
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    No Luke James is silly, he's significantly better than Redpath

    Guess they just really want to convince Cam to declare for England
     
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    Aussie under 20s somehow managed to beat NZ to top Oceania (winning 24-0).
     
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    At least 7 of that squad have family members who are playing, or have played, at a decent level.
     
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    I think his dad is Scottish and he definitely played for them in the younger age grades. Not sure where he was born, but AFAIK, he’s spent most, of not all of his life in England.
     
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    Luke James called up to replace Marcus Smith
     
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    Good he deserved to be there anyway.
     
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    Just seen Scotland u20s had a warm up game against the Washington DC pro side and won 70 - 7

    Genuinely didn't think the talent difference would be so big
     
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    The provincial A sides played games earlier and none of them were close. They weren't even proper A sides due to the timing of it. The standard must be very low. I wouldn't be surprised if an AIL team would be able to win it.
     
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    Does anyone know the UK broadcast situation for this tourney? Had a little Google and the results seemed to imply merely highlights until the semi's, then the semi's and final will be shown live (all on ITV)?
     
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    Old Glory played Shannon two weeks ago and were man handled in the first half but made it a game in the second.

    I'm fairly confident every team in Western Province Super League A would win probably 75% of their games in the league and Maties would never lose or have a close game.

    I'd imagine that the best teams in AIL would be able to clean up shop pretty easily.
     
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    Shannon finished bottom of the AIL Division 1A and have been relegated to 1B. That they as an established team beat an upstart Old Glory side who'd never played together shouldn't be a surprise though. Cork Con, Lansdowne and Clontarf would be very strong in MLR. I could see quite a few AIL players who've missed out on deals with the provinces and don't fancy playing in shitholes in the RFU Championship picking up contracts in the US.

    That's not to criticize MLR. You have to start somewhere and the league is building slowly. It can only help US rugby to have as many players playing professionally as possible.

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    Updated Ireland U20 Squad (World Rugby U20 Championship 2019)

    Forwards
    Declan Adamson (Clontarf/Leinster) *
    Thomas Ahern (Shannon/Munster) *
    Azur Allison (Ballymena/Ulster) *
    Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster)
    Ciaran Booth (Sale Sharks/IQ Rugby) *
    Tom Clarkson (Dublin University/Leinster)
    John Hodnett (UCC/Munster)
    David McCann (Banbridge/Ulster)
    John McKee (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
    Michael Milne (UCD/Leinster)
    Niall Murray (Buccaneers/Connacht)
    Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster) Captain
    Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians/Connacht)
    Charlie Ward (Clontarf/Leinster) *
    Ronan Watters (St.Mary’s College/Leinster)
    Josh Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster)

    Backs
    Craig Casey (Shannon/Munster) Vice-Captain
    Jake Flannery (Shannon/Munster)
    Cormac Foley (St.Mary’s College/Leinster)
    Sean French (Cork Constitution/Munster)
    Ben Healy (Garryowen/Munster)
    Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch/Ulster) *
    Angus Kernohan (Queen’s University/Ulster)
    Stewart Moore (Malone/Ulster) *
    Colm Reilly (Buccaneers/Connacht)
    Rob Russell (Dublin University/Leinster)
    Liam Turner (Dublin University/Leinster)
    Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution/Munster)

    *Denotes uncapped at this level

    Unavailable due to injury
    Harry Byrne
    Brian Deeny
    David Hawkshaw
    Martin Moloney
    Scott Penny
    Conor Phillips

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    When's Ciaran Booth signing for Munster?
     
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    AIL clubs are paying players under the table too, it's an high level of rugby where you'll be training 4-5 times a week and playing 20 odd games a season. Verging on semi pro really.

    Doesn't Tadhg Leader have a MLR contract? He wouldn't be starting for many 1A sides imo.
     
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    S4C are showing the Wales games Live. First game v Arg on Tuesday @ 5pm.
     
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    Good to know...
     
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    Anyone got a list of odds for likely winners?
     
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    Where can we watch the games? Surely somewhere's showing them.
     
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