France Under-20 16 Ireland Under-20 17
Ireland produced a grandstand finish to snatch victory in the last minute with a try from centre Ben Brownlee. It was a remarkable comeback win that demonstrated tremendous application and courage in adversity to produce a first win on French soil since 2012.
Two victories from their opening matches will have Richie Murphy’s side bouncing into Musgrave Park at the end of the month.
It was a stunning triumph as Ireland, the better side in the first half, managed to weather a full frontal assault for most of the second before coming up with a perfectly judged riposte as the match clock entered the red.
It’s invidious to single out anyone given the collective effor …