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Published: 07:25 | 13/6/19

Turner proud despite defeat


Ireland captain Liam Turner was proud of how his team fought to reach the semi-finals of the World Rugby Under 20s Championship only to run out of steam in their final pool game against Italy.

Having failed to secure a losing bonus point against Australia, Noel McNamara's men needed to put a huge score passed Italy to have any chance of reaching the last four and, while they secured a 38-14 bonus point win it was not enough to progress to the semi-finals.

While disappointed to miss out on an opportunity to win the trophy, Turner has praised his team-mates for their fighting spirit in Santa Fe.

"We just wanted to come into the game and play our game and take each moment at a time," Turner said.

"A few things didn't stick for us, but you can't question the effort in all three of our games so far. It's been absolutely savage from the whole squad and the guys flying over late from Dublin (as injury replacements).

"I'm really proud of the boys. We’ll get our recovery in now, nutrition, get in the pool. We’ve got a five-day turnaround this time, so the extra day will definitely help. Just make sure we're in the best possible place for our next game."

Ireland must regroup ahead of Monday's fifth place semi-final against England in Rosario with the winners going on to play either New Zealand or Wales.

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