The Ireland Under-20 team, sponsored by PwC, to play Wales in the second round of pool games at the IRB Junior World Championship has been named.
Head coach Mike Ruddock has made two changes to the side that started the 19-13 defeat to Grand Slam champions France on Monday.
Munster Academy member Alex Wootton, who makes his first appearance of the tournament, has been named on the left wing with Ian Fitzpatrick making way.
Up front, Darragh Moloney, who joins the Munster Academy for next season, is named in the second row where he partners Ross Molony.
Josh Murphy and Harrison Brewer are two new additions on the replacements bench, with both players having lined out in the Ireland Under-19s' home win over France in April.
Friday's clash with Wales is a 'must win' game for Ruddock's charges, who are currently third in Pool B - with one losing bonus point - behind France (4 points) and the table-topping Welsh (5).
There will be live coverage of the Ireland v Wales encounter from Pukekohe on TG4 and Sky Sports 1 (red button) (kick-off 5.35pm local time/6.35am Irish time).
IRELAND UNDER-20 Team & Replacements (v Wales Under-20s, 2014 IRB Junior World Championship - Pool B, ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe, New Zealand, Friday, June 6, kick-off 5.35pm local time/6.35am Irish time):
15. Cian Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster) 14. Ciaran Gaffney (Galwegians/Connacht) 13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 12. Dan Goggin (Young Munster/Munster) 11. Alex Wootton (Garryowen/Munster) 10. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 9. Nick McCarthy (UCD/Leinster) 1. Peter Dooley (Lansdowne/Leinster) 2. Max Abbott (Cork Constitution/Munster) 3. Rory Burke (Cork Constitution/Munster) 4. Darragh Moloney (Cork Constitution/Munster) 5. Ross Molony (UCD/Leinster) 6. Peadar Timmins (UCD/Leinster) 7. Frankie Taggart (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 8. Jack O'Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) (capt)
Looking forward to facing England on Sunday, Ireland winger Tommy Bowe said: "We've trained very well this week, we're really excited about the game. It's about going out there and doing whatever we can to get ourselves that win."
Second row Devin Toner previews Ireland's crunch RBS 6 Nations clash with England, saying: "It's a pretty formidable English pack. Attwood and Kruis have played fantastically well. They're well drilled and focused and their scrum and lineout are very good."
Looking forward to facing England this weekend, Ireland back rower Sean O'Brien said: "It's obviously exciting, but it's one game at a time. I don't think there's any more pressure on us than in the first two games. That's the way you have to look at it."
Irish Rugby TV sat down with Ireland Under-20 scrum coach John Fogarty to talk about the U-20 Six Nations so far and Friday's clash with England at Donnybrook. Tickets are on sale on www.ticketmaster.ie.
Ireland Under-20 captain Nick McCarthy and fellow back Billy Dardis spoke to Irish Rugby TV about Friday's U-20 Six Nations showdown with England at Donnybrook. Tickets available on www.ticketmaster.ie.
Shane Byrne and Malcolm O'Kelly preview the Ireland v England Legends match which takes place at Donnybrook this coming Saturday (kick-off 7.30pm). Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie. All proceeds from the game will go to support the IRFU Charitable Trust and the RFU All Schools Charity.
Watch highlights from the Ireland team announcement press conference as Joe Schmidt reveals the team to play France. Peter O'Mahony says it is good to 'have some big figures back' for Saturday's clash.