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Regan Stars As Ireland U-20's Keep Grand Slam Hopes Alive

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Regan Stars As Ireland U-20's Keep Grand Slam Hopes Alive thumbnailJack Regan (right) pictured with his father Daithi after Ireland U-20's beat France on Friday night.

IRELAND completed the clean sweep over France at the weekend with the U-20's, Women and Men's teams all registering wins over the French on a massive weekend for Irish Rugby.

While the main event was in the Aviva on Saturday evening, local attention was firmly on Donnybrook on Friday night as the U-20's got a 27-22 win. Played in front of a healthy crowd, Birr native Jack Regan starred for Ireland in the second row as he made his first start having come off the bench in the previous games with Scotland and Italy.

The towering lock put in an immense shift for 55 minutes and was very prominent around the ruck and the breakdown continuously putting his body on the line for the cause.

With three wins from three, Ireland now have an away date with Wales the weekend after next before welcoming England to Donnybrook on the final weekend.

A win over Wales would potentially tee up a championship and grand slam decider with the English on St Patrick's weekend.

Meanwhile the women also kept their Grand slam hopes intact as they edged out the French 13-10 in Donnybrook on Sunday. Tullamore RFC's Nichola Fryday was an unused substitute as they now look ahead to a trip to Wales also.

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