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.
Munster had already agreed terms with New Zealander Mike Storey, but Storey injured himself and will be out of action for most of the season, leaving Munster in something of a bind in relation to the front row.
McIlwham, who played last season with Begles-Bordeaux and prior to that with Glasgow, has been capped 15 times by Scotland, the last occasion being the game against Ireland in Murrayfield earlier this month.