20 Jun, 09:22
Ireland Women's Sevens coach Jon Skurr has announced a 12 woman squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow (June 29th/30th).
Ulster Branch Chief Executive, Michael Reid commented, "Unfortunately, due to clashes with AIL commitments, the U21s will be missing a few star names. However, the Ulster Branch are extremely pleased by the positive input of the club coaches who have assisted Charlie McAleese and David Eakin in putting out the best team available. Nevertheless, despite not being at full strength, the match presents opportunities to assess many players for next season."
Neil McMillen and Scott Young, who are both eligible to play for the U21s this season have been selected to play for the Senior Ulster Team in this weekend's friendly encounter with Connacht, also in Galway.
Ulster (from 15-9; 1-8).
Joel Semple (Malone); Hayden Swift (Ballymena), Andrew Lowe (Belfast Harlequins), Greg Mitchell (Ballymena), Andrew Maxwell (Ballymena); Gavin McLoughlin (Belfast Harlequins), Paul Roxborough (Coleraine); Bryan Young (Ballymena), Rory Best (Newcastle Falcons), Michael Stokes (Q.U.B); Adam Telford (Instonians), Matt McCullough, capt. (Ballymena); John Boyd (Malone), Michael McComish (Ballymena), Roger Wilson (Dublin University).
Rrplacements (from 16-22). Melvin Ferry (Q.U.B), Gillen Carruthers (Dungannon), David Mayne (Belfast Harlequins), Neil Hanna (Belfast Harlequins), Colin Prime (Banbridge), Andrew Gillespie (Belfast Harlequins), Andrew Hamilton (University College Dublin)
Leinster U21s for game v Munster, Saturday 24th November Thomond Park (1pm).
Brendan Burke (Barnhall); Philip Costelloe (Terenure Coll), Barry Lynn (St. Marys Coll), James Downey (Clontarf), Conor Mc Phillips (St. Mary's Coll); Andrew Tallon (Lansdowne), Brian O'Riordan (U.C.D); John Lyne (Lansdowne), Kevin Corrigan (U.C.D.), James Keogh (Terenure Coll); Ronan Bolger (Co. Carlow), Conor Davis (U.C.D.); Anthony Kelly (Terenure Coll), Rob Connolly (Greystones), Michael Carroll capt. (Blackrock Coll).
Brian Moran (St. Mary's Coll), Brian Blaney (Terenure Coll), Simon Crawford (U.C.D.), Stuart Abbott (U.C.D.), Niall Latham (Lansdowne), Eoghan Hickey (U.C.D.), Fiacra Baynes (Lansdowne).