19 Jun, 06:50
A single point separated the sides as a hard-fought 5th-8th place play-off finished in France's favour at Stade Henri Desgrange on Tuesday night. Check out some photos from Ireland's fourth IRB Junior World Championsip match.
In the event that Wood has to sit out this game then Shane Byrne will come into the side with Frank Sheahan the likely one to be called up to the bench.
The other one to sit out training yesterday was Ronan O'Gara</> who had a sore knee but he is expected to be fully fit in time to take his place in the side on Saturday.
Ireland. G. Dempsey (Terenure College); J. Kelly (Cork Constitution), B. O'Driscoll (Blackrock College), K. Maggs (Bath), D. Hickie (St Mary's College); R. O'Gara (Cork Constitution); P. Stringer (Shannon); R. Corrigan (Greystones), K. Wood (Harlequins) captain, J. Hayes(Shannon); G. Longwell (Ballymena), M. O'Kelly (St Mary's College); S. Easterby (Llanelli), K. Gleeson (St Mary's College), A. Foley (Shannon). Replacements: S. Byrne (Blackrock), P. Wallace (Blackrock), L. Cullen (Blackrock), A. Quinlan (Shannon), G. Easterby (Llanelli), D. Humphreys (Dungannon), R. Henderson (Young Munster).