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Forwards Coach Cullie Tucker Impressed By Ireland And England U20s –

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Ireland under-20s forwards coach Colm ‘Cullie’ Tucker has been impressed by England U20s forward of Thursday evening’s match between the 2 groups.

Their sturdy, cohesive forwards have seemed highly effective of their set-pieces and the facet are very comfy with enjoying direct or going broad.

However, Tucker has been impressed most by one other side of their recreation.

“One of the most impressive things for me about the team so far has been their character,” stated the forwards coach.

England have gone two from two in the 2021 U20 Six Nations Championship to this point with each wins impressing Cullie.

Their bonus-point comeback win towards France and their victory over Scotland after being right down to 13-men at one level within the recreation has underlined the power of Alan Dickens’ facet.

“There’s massive threats within them.”

Fortunately, Ireland U20s have a number of threats of their very own, significantly amongst their pack which has been very spectacular within the competitors to this point.

Tucker praised Ireland’s set-pieces of their opening video games, noting their 88% success fee on the lineout.

Their scrummaging has additionally been superb with over 10 gamers displaying their high quality in that space of the sport.

Ireland’s depth has seemed spectacular within the two video games, particularly at prop and Tucker says that, if the standard’s there, the coaches shouldn’t be afraid to rotate.

“There’s no doubt our depth will be tested and it’s up to us as coaches to trust our squad.”

The two Alex’s – Kendellen and Soroka – each earned particular person reward from their coach.

Cullie described Kendellen as an ideal chief who wouldn’t ask something of his fellow gamers that he wouldn’t do.

The coach put Soroka’s versatility right down to his laborious work off the sector – learning set-pieces and different workforce’s calls.

“His versatility has been a huge asset to us.”

Ireland U20s will play England U20s at 8 pm on Thursday with a Triple Crown at stake for Richie Murphy’s facet.

The recreation will probably be accessible to observe on RTÉ News Now and the RTÉ Player.

The beginning lineup and bench may be seen here.

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