12 Dec, 11:30
The Ireland Under-19 team to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill this Saturday afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm) has been announced.
The side is along expected lines with perhaps the only surprise being the choice at half back where Guy Easterby will partner David Humphreys. Otherwise there are no real surprises. With Malcolm O'Kelly not considerd, Gary Longwell partners Paul O'Connell in the second row and Reggie Corrigan fills the spot usually reserved for Peter Clohessy who has retired from international rugby.
The replacements will be announced tomorrow.
Ireland Girvan Dempsey; Justin Bishop, Brian O'Driscoll, Mel Deane, Tyrone Howe; David Humphreys, Guy Easterby; Reggie Corrigan, Keith Wood capt, John Hayes; Gary Longwell, Paul O'Connell; Alan Quinlan, Keith Gleeson, Anthony Foley.