Jonathon Shortt (CBC Cork) comes into the team to replace the injuredRoryDrysdale (Belfast Royal Academy), who dislocated his shoulder againstEngland. Shortt's position in the replacements goes to Kevin Barden(Belvedere College).
Centre Tom Gleeson (PBC Cork) has a badly bruised shoulder and he isreplaced by Fionn Carr (Newbridge College). Jonathon Watt (RoyalBelfastAcademical Institute), a replacement against England, is ill and wasunableto travel so his place goes to Killian Lett (Kings Hospital).
In the forwards, prop Gary Walsh (Blackrock College), who had toretireduring the first half of the Wales game, returns to the team in placeofTony O'Kane (St. Gerard's School), who reverts to the replacementsinsteadof Liam Casey (Ard Scoil Ris).
The Irish Schools team selected to play France on Saturday, 17thApril 2004at, Graulhet at 18.00hrs is as follows:15 - Robert Kearney (Clongowes Wood College)14 - Jonathon Shortt (CBC Cork)13 - Darren Cave (Sullivan Upper School)