The provinces have been busy confirming their starting line-ups for Saturday’s Under-20 Interprovincial finals at Athlone’s Dubarry Park.
…Leinster U-20 out-half Ian Keatley…
The third-fourth place play-off final and overall final of the U-20 Interprovincial Championship will take place at Athlone’s Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon.
Connacht will take on Munster in the third-fourth place play-off, while Leinster and Ulster are to fight it out for the overall U-20 Interpro crown. After the success of last year’s finals day, it has remained in the midlands – at the home of Buccaneers RFC.
The play-off gets things underway at 2pm, with the overall final to follow at 4pm.
In the event of a draw on Saturday after normal time in the final, 20 minutes of extra-time will be played, 10 minutes a half.
If the teams are still level after extra-time, the winner will be the team that finished higher in the table at the end of the round robin system. No extra-time will be played in the third-fourth play-off match – if the teams are level at the end of normal time, they will finish equal third.
IrishRugby.ie will bring you match reports and post-match reaction from Athlone this weekend.
CONNACHT U-20: S Carey; K O’Reilly, P Harte, AN Other, A Gaughian; A Wynne, C Sheridan; E Gillespie, G Kelly, S Henry, J Wilson, A Browne, P Loughnane, M Staunton, R Connor.
Replacements: D Kelly, S Stapleton, P Burke, M Coyne, R Shaughnessy, R O’Beirne, P Madden.
MUNSTER U-20: M Skelton; E Torrie, K Earls, T Kenneally, W Staunton; R O’Sullivan, P Rowley; B Rowley, A O’Driscoll, R Wilmot, N Keogh, R McCarthy, T O’Donnell, S O’Sullivan, S Hassett.
Replacements: G Slattery, R O’Neill, C McNamara, R Allen, D Farrell, J Power, B Dennehy.
Referee: Colin Stanley (Ulster)
LEINSTER U-20: F Jones; S Monaghan, E O’Malley, E Fleck, V Artemiev; I Keatley, P O’Donoghue; C Healy, R Sweeney, J Hagan, R Copeland, C McInerney, K Gallivan, S O’Brien, Z Farivarz.
Replacement (from): D Gilchrist, R Murphy, B Cawley, P Ryan, B Wojnar, S Cranley, M O’Neill, B Collins, C Byrne.
ULSTER U-20: O McMurray; M Barker, D Cave, I Whitten, C Bruce; N O’Connor, D Drake; M Ferguson, S Douglas, N Simpson, J McCullough, C Napier, T Anderson, J Graham, D Pollock.
Replacements: S Sloan, P Karayiannis, C Smyth, D Johnston, J Smith, S Morrow, M Pyper.
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Munster)