Limerick lads help Ireland to U-20 Rugby World Cup final

Limerick lads help Ireland to U-20 Rugby World Cup final

Limerick players Ben Betts and Kelvin Brown have helped Ireland into the U-20 Rugby World Cup final. They will play England this Saturday, June 25, in Manchester following their comfortable 37-7 win over Argentina on Saturday.

Young Munster’s Ben Betts, who is from Ballyhahill, started at tighthead prop in Ireland’s win and was part of a dominant scrum before being replaced after 72 minutes. Shannon’s Kelvin Brown, a former schools star with Ardscoil Ris, was introduced as a back-row sub for the last eight minutes.

Munster were also represented in the starting 15 by centre and tryscorer Shane Daly of Cork Con, and second row Sean O’Connor of Cashel. Hooker Vincent O’Brien (Cork Con) and second row Evan Mintern (Cork Con) were also introduced off the bench.

Ireland will now play England in the final on Saturday, a game that will be live on TG4 and Sky Sports. Ireland won the 6 Nations game between the sides in Newcastle in February.