Under-20s Six Nations: Wales 41-27 Ireland
|Under-20 Six Nations: Wales v Ireland|
|Wales U20 (27) 41|
|Tries: K Williams 2, Tarrant, Blacker, Pope Cons: B Jones 4, P Jones Pens: B Jones 2|
|Ireland U20 (13) 27|
|Tries: Nash, McElroy, Boyle Con: Johnston 3 Pens: Johnson 2|
Centre Kieran Williams scored two of Wales Under-20s' five tries as their beat their Irish counterparts in a thrilling encounter in Colwyn Bay.
The visitors fought back from 27-13 down at the break to level 27-27.
But Williams' second try put Wales back into the lead and replacement lock Jack Pope touched down for the final try in the dying moments.
Wales rose to second behind England, who won the tournament with a 33-5 triumph over Scotland on Saturday.
Jason Strange's Welsh youngsters had scored eight tries in beating Scotland 65-34 in round three.
Wales began with a 27-5 in over Italy before a 37-21 defeat by England.
Ireland's campaign started with a 20-19 win over Scotland, followed by a 27-26 triumph against Italy and a 27-22 victory against France.
Home fly-half Ben Jones' opening penalty was followed by wing and captain Calvin Nash's opening try for Ireland.
Jones sent hooker Corrie Tarrant through for Wales' second touchdown and the first of Williams' scores helped put them 11 points clear at the break.
Bill Johnston kicked two Ireland penalties to spark their fightback and hooker Tadgh McElroy went over before flanker Paul Boyle' try and Johnston's conversion levelled the scores.
Williams burst clear for his second and Pope came on to finish off Wales' efforts.
Wales U20: Rhun Williams (Cardiff Blues); Corey Baldwin (Scarlets), Cameron Lewis (Blues), Kieran Williams (Ospreys), Ryan Conbeer (Scarlets; Ben Jones (Blues), Dane Blacker (Blues); Rhys Carre (Blues), Corrie Tarrant (Blues), Keiron Assiratti (Blues), Alex Dombrandt (Cardiff Met), Sean Moore (Pontypridd), Shane Lewis-Hughes (Blues), Will Jones (capt, Ospreys), Aled Ward (Blues).
Replacements: Owen Hughes (Newport Gwent Dragons), Steff Thomas (Scarlets), Chris Coleman (Dragons), Jack Pope (Bridgend), James Botham (Blues), Reuben Morgan-Williams (Ospreys), Phil Jones (Ospreys), Ioan Nicholas (Scarlets).
Ireland U20: Jordan Larmour; Tommy O'Brien, Jack Kelly, Ciaran Frawley, Calvin Nash (capt); Bill Johnston, Jonny Stewart; Joey Conway, Tadgh McElroy, Charlie Connolly, Fineen Wycherley, Oisin Dowling, Gavin Coombes, Paul Boyle, Caelan Doris.
Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Greg McGrath, Matthew Burke, Jack Regan, Marcus Rea, Jack Stafford, Conor Fitzgerald, Colm Hogan.