Clonmel's Bill Johnston stars for Ireland u-20s in World Cup win over Wales

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Clonmel's Bill Johnston stars for Ireland u-20s in World Cup win over Wales

Clonmel and Rockwell College's Bill Johnston was one of the stars of Ireland’s remarkable win over Wales in the Rugby u-20 World Cup in Manchester this week.

Ireland staged an astonishing comeback, coming from 17-0 down in the first half, to win 26-25 against a highly rated Welsh team that are Six Nations champions.

Johnston, son of Roy and Celine from Clonmel, is just back from a serious injury and was making his debut.

However despite this he played an outstanding role at out-half.

Johnson, showing all the attributes which make him an outstanding prospect, settled Ireland with a drop goal after 25 minutes and then converted two penalties.

Johnson was largely instrumental in helping Rockwell the Munster Senior Cup title last year.

Ireland face another huge test on Saturday when they take on holders New Zealand.