Ireland Under-20s open World bid with surprise win over Australia

Ulster's Rory Scholes scores try for Ireland

Ireland caused an early shock at the IRB Junior World Championship by beating Australia by 19-15 in Brittany on Wednesday.

Leinster centre Tom Daly's penalty in the third minute gave Ireland a lead they never surrendered in Vannes.

Ulster wing Rory Scholes scored Ireland's only try after 26 minutes.

Daly landed a difficult conversion as Ireland led by 10-8 at the break and he added a further three penalties in the second half for Mike Ruddock's team.

Ireland will play Fiji on Sunday and then New Zealand on Thursday 13 June.

Ireland: R Scannell (Munster); A Byrne (Leinster), T Farrell (Leinster), T Daly (Leinster), R Scholes (Ulster); S Crosbie (Leinster), L McGrath (Leinster); P Dooley (Leinster), G McGuigan (Exile), A Boland (Connacht); P Timmins (Leinster), J Donnan (Ulster); C Joyce (Ulster), J van der Flier (Leinster), R Murphy (Ulster).