Paul McKenzie, who was a late change for the injuredTommyBowe, has retained his place in the starting line up. Bowe hasreturned home after suffering a shoulder injury and he has beenreplaced inthe squad by Andrew Trimble (Ballymena).
Ten of Australia 's squad from last year's tournament have been playing in Super 12 rugby in the past three months. Four of them are still available - hooker Stephen Moore and scrum half Josh Valentine from Queensland, full back Cameron Shepherd and flanker Lei Tomiki from NSW. In fact, the 20-year-old Shepherd is eligible also for next year's tournament.
The Ireland Under 21 team to play Australia Under 21 on Wednesday,23rd June2004 in Hughenden Road, Glasgow, Scotland at 7.30pm is as follows:
15 - Andrew Finn (Dolphin) 14 - Richard Lane (UCC)13 - John Hearty (Blackrock College)12 - Glen Telford (Dungannon)11 - Paul McKenzie (Loughborough University)