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Ireland Under 21 XV

Ireland Under 21 XV

The Ireland Under 21 team that takes on Italy in Thomond Park this Friday evening (kick-off 7.30pm) shows four changes from the side that was beaten by England last time out.

The Ireland Under 21 team to play the Italy Under 21 side in Thomond
Friday next (Kick off 7.30pm) shows four changes from the side that
lost to
England 27-19.

Paul McKenzie comes into the team on the left wing to
replace the injured Tommy Bowe. Flanker Brendan O’ Connor returns
injury to regain his place at the expense of Kevin McLaughlin.

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Robbie Shaw
is promoted from the bench to the starting scrum half position with
Tomas O’
moving to the replacements panel. Glen Telford is injured and is
replaced by Breffne O’ Donnell at inside centre with Greg Stafford
into the replacements.

Ireland U21.
15. Andrew Finn (Dolphin)
14. Richard Lane (UCC)
13. John Hearty (Blackrock College)
12. Breffne O’Donnell (UL Bohemians)
11. Paul Mc Kenzie (Loughborough University)
10. Gareth Steenson (QUB)
9. Robbie Shaw (London Wasps)
1. John Wickham (Clontarf)
2. Denis Fogarty (Cork Constitution)
3. Keith Doyle (UCD)
4. David Gannon (Blackrock College), Capt
5. Shane O’Connor (Cork Constitution)
6. Brendan O’ Connor (Cork Constitution)
7. Oisin Hennessy (Dungannon)
8. Jamie Heaslip (DU)
16 – Conor Geoghegan (UCD)
17 – Stephen Bennett (Bath)
18 –
Neil McComb (Dundee HSFP)
19 – David O’Brien (Old Belvedere)
20 –
Tomas O’
Leary (Cork Constitution)
21 – Michael Glancy (Loughborough
22 – Greg Stafford (Lansdowne)