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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 18:52 GMT 19:52 UK
Ireland U21 22-26 Argentina U21
Queen's student David Pollock
Queen's student David Pollock captained the Ireland side
Ireland were narrowly beaten 26-22 by Argentina in their second match at the IRB Under-21 World Cup in France.

Fionn Carr scored two tries for the Irish while Fergus McFadden scored the side's other try. Kieran Hallet kicked a penalty and two conversions.

The South Americans scored four tries through Francisco Albarracin (2), Matias Cortese and Agustin Creevy. Santiago Fernandez converted three.

Ireland lost 26-8 to France in their first match of the tournament.

Against Argentina, Mark McDermott's men led 10-0 early on but a yellow card for skipper David Pollock did not help their cause.

The Irish next face Georgia, with the play-offs to follow next week.

Ireland are currently ninth of the 12 teams in the standings.

Ireland U21: F Carr; I Hanly, T Gleeson, F McFadden, M Williams; K Hallet, P Marshall; D Hurley, S Cronin, D Ryan; D McGowan, D Toner, ;D Laffan, D Pollack, S O'Brien.Replacements: S Philpott, P Doran Jones, D Touhy, B Holland, D Williams, J Sexton, D Cave.



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England U21s off to flying start
09 Jun 06 |  Internationals


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