5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland U19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday 14th December has been announced.
The A' series of games was discontinued the following season but the need for further international competitive experience has led to this game being arranged between the Irish and French Unions.
Irish Coach Eddie O'Sullivan welcomed the news and said, This game will be important in developing Irish players and gives them the opportunity to gain valuable international playing experience. It also gives the Irish coaching staff the opportunity to monitor players outside of the provincial competitions and it is vital that this sort of player development continues.