ROSSCARBERY’S John Hodnett scored a try as Ireland beat England 42-26 in their opening match of the World Rugby U20 World Championships in Santa Fe, Argentina on Tuesday.
Hodnett and Kealkill’s Josh Wycherley, younger brother of Munster senior Fineen Wycherley, both started for Ireland as they secured a bonus-point victory.
Hodnett scored Ireland’s sixth and final try with six minutes remaining.
This was just the start that the Irish side was looking for. They won the Six Nations earlier this year and are looking to make an impact at these championships.
Next up for Ireland is Australia this Saturday at 2.30pm Irish time.