5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
IRFU Director of Communications Stephen McNamara said: "In securing this festival of European rugby for Dublin the IRFU also delivered one of the largest events to take place in the year of the Gathering.
"With over 70,000 fans attending the finals and many thousands more expected to soak up the sights and sounds of one of rugby's greatest sporting weekends, there is sure to be a carnival atmosphere for all the family to enjoy.
"The windfall for the economy of big sporting weekends should never be overlooked, as rugby and sport continues to deliver for Irish business and Irish jobs.
"The 22,000 visiting fans are expected to spend over €21 million, but the full economic benefit is sure to be a multiple of that when the repeat visits are factored in and Irish fans get behind this weekend of top class rugby."