The Ireland Under-20 team, sponsored by PwC, to face England in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championship on Sunday has been named.
Head coach Mike Ruddock had made three changes to the side that overcame Fiji 38-0 to finish top of Pool B and qualify for Ireland's first JWC semi-final.
Nick McCarthy returns at scrum half with Ryan Foley dropping back to the bench, while Peadar Timmins and Frankie Taggart are restored to the back row with Josh Murphy and Rory Moloney making way.
Speaking ahead of the much-anticipated game, Ruddock said: "England, the current World champions, are our next opponents and it doesn't get any bigger than that. They will be confident after beating us in the Six Nations, but we have improved since then. Nothing less than our 'A game' will do."
Meanwhile, the Irish squad took time out from their match preparations to participate in the Junior World Championship legacy programme, with a visit to the local Three Kings Primary School.
Sunday's semi-final showdown will be broadcast live on TG4 (kick-off 5.05pm local time/6.05am Irish time), with coverage also available on Sky Sports 2 HD and the www.irb.com live stream.
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IRELAND UNDER-20 Team & Replacements (v England Under-20s, 2014 IRB Junior World Championship - Semi-Final, QBE Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, June 15, kick-off 5.05pm local time/6.05am 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. Stephen Gardiner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 5. Ross Molony (UCD/Leinster) 6. Peadar Timmins (UCD/Leinster) 7. Frankie Taggart (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 8. Jack O'Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) (capt)
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