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Ruddock Called Into Under-20 Squad

Ruddock Called Into Under-20 Squad

Ciaran Ruddock has been called into the Ireland Under-20 Squad ahead of their opening game against Argentina in the IRB Junior World Championships in Wales this weekend.

 The Ireland Under-20s (sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers) have arrived in Cardiff ahead of the IRB Junior World Championship.

Ireland will take on Argentina in their opening game in Cardiff Arms Park on Friday, June 6 (kick-off 7pm).

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There has been one change to Eric Elwood’s squad with Ciaran Ruddock called into the panel to replace the injured David Nolan.

Ruddock, son of former Leinster and Wales coach Mike Ruddock, has featured for the Ireland Under-19s earlier in the season.

IRELAND UNDER-20 Squad (sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers):

Forwards (14) –

Stephen Archer (UCC/Munster) 

Ben Barclay (UCD/ Leinster)

Stephen Douglas (Ballymena/Ulster)

Michael Entwistle (Ballymena/Ulster)

Kieran Essex (UL Bohemians/Munster)

Jason Harris-Wright (Greystones/Leinster) 

Conor Higgins (Buccaneers/Connacht)

Paul Karayiannis (Queen’s University/Ulster) 

Patrick Mallon (Lansdowne/Leinster) 

Ian Nagle (UCC/Munster) 

Ciaran Ruddock (Neath/Exiles)

Paul Ryan (Blackrock College/Leinster) (capt) 

James Sandford (Queen’s University/Ulster) 

Eoin Sheriff (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Backs (12) –

Eoin O’Malley (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

Conor Cleary (Greystones/Leinster)

Chris Cochrane (Queen’s University/Ulster)

Martin Dufficy (Dublin University/Leinster)

David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster) 

David Moore (Blackrock College/Leinster)

Niall Morris (Blackrock College/Leinster) 

Ian Porter (Queen’s University/Ulster) 

Sean Scanlon (UCC/Munster) 

Eamonn Sheridan (Lansdowne/Leinster) 

Jamie Smith (Ballymena/Ulster)


Manager – Phil Orr
Coach – Eric Elwood
Assistant Coach – Dan McFarland

Ireland IRB Junior World Championship Fixtures (Pool A):

Argentina Under-20s v Ireland Under-20s, Friday, June 6, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, 7pm

Ireland Under-20s v New Zealand Under-20s, Tuesday, June 10, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, 9.10pm

Tonga Under-20s v Ireland Under-20s, Saturday, June 14, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, 3pm