Sligo’s Stephen Kerins helps Irish U20s into championship final

Sligo’s Stephen Kerins put in another stellar display as the Irish U20s booked their place in the World Championship final on Monday.

Kerins played 72 minutes at scrum-half, before he was withdrawn with Ireland already 30 points to seven ahead against Argentina at the Manchester City Academy Stadium.

The Irish ultimately won 37-7 and will now face England in Saturday’s final.

The tournament hosts ran-in five tries as they thrashed South Africa by 39 points to 17 in the other semi-final.

Kerins’s Sligo clubmates Cillian Gallagher and Matthew Cosgrove are also part of the Irish squad.