Crosshaven’s Wren In Flying Form
Writes Jack White
Crosshaven’s Jonathan Wren is in flying form for the Irish Rugby U20’s side, two games into their Six Nations Campaign. The winger, who put in a stellar performance against England in Cork two weeks ago went on to score against Scotland during the Irish win at the weekend.
Having grown up playing underage rugby at Crosshaven RFC, Jonathan went on to play for PBC Cork, winning a Senior Cup in 2017 before going on to represent Munster at U18 and U19 level. Jonathan, currently a Cork Constitution club player, is now a part of the Greencore Munster Academy as well as a becoming a standout performer in the Irish U20’s side.
Two weeks ago at Cork’s Irish Independent Park, Ireland defeated England in the first of their U20’s Six Nations fixtures, with Jonathan showing some impressive attacking prowess, intelligent defensive reads and having an all-round solid game.
Building on that winning start, Jonathan continued the positive momentum as Ireland defeated Scotland in Scotland last Friday night, emerging 24-5 winners. Wren came in for special mention against from Rugby Writer Murray Kinsella who said, he “made a telling impact when he did feature of Ireland’s left wing”, continuing he said, “..his backfield defence showed up well when he made a pivotal sweeping gather of a Scotland chip ahead in the first half, intelligently working hard across from his left wing to gather in the kick..”
Not only was Jonathan vital in defence for Ireland on Friday but also went on to score a try.
Wren’s try, as described by Kinsella on the42.ie, came in the final play of the game, “Wren finally got his reward in attack with the final play of the game as good hands from Flannery, second row Niall Murray and Turner freed him to burn one Scot down the left touchline before swerving inside the last man, showing scorching pace and balance for a wonderful try”.
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