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Five Changes For Ireland Under-20s’ Final Game

Five Changes For Ireland Under-20s’ Final Game

The Ireland Under-20 team (sponsored by PwC) to face Scotland in the 7th-8th place play-off at the World Rugby U-20 Championship on Saturday has been named.

Head coach Nigel Carolan has made five changes to the side that lost to Wales in the 5th-8th place play-off earlier in the week.
Zack McCall and Conan O’Donnell will start in the front row, while Rory Moloney and Lorcan Dow return to the back row alongside stand-in captain Josh Murphy. Billy Dardis starts at full-back.
Speaking ahead of Ireland’s final game of the tournament in Italy, Carolan said: “We are expecting another tough challenge ahead of us. Scotland have proved to be a formidable opponent, however, we are confident that we can finish the tournament on a high note.”

IRELAND UNDER-20 Team & Replacements (v Scotland Under-20s, 2015 World Rugby Under-20 Championship – 7th-8th Place Play-Off, Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana, Saturday, June 20, kick-off 1pm local time/12pm Irish time):
15. Billy Dardis (UCD/Leinster)
14. Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/Munster)
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)
12. Sam Arnold (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
11. Jacob Stockdale (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)
10. Joey Carbery (UCD/Leinster)                              
9. Charlie Rock (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
1. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster)
2. Zack McCall (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)
3. Conan O’Donnell (Sligo/NUIG/Connacht)
4. David O’Connor (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
5. Alex Thompson (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)
6. Josh Murphy (UCD/Leinster) (capt)
7. Rory Moloney (Buccaneers/Connacht)
8. Lorcan Dow (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)

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16. Adam McBurney (Ballymena/Ulster)
17. Liam O’Connor (Cork Constitution/Munster)
18. Oisin Heffernan (Terenure College/Leinster)
19. Cian Romaine (Buccaneers/Connacht)
20. Nick Timoney (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
21. Jack Cullen (Shannon/Munster)
22. Fergal Cleary (Lansdowne/Leinster)
23. Ciaran Gaffney (Galwegians/Connacht)


Pool C –

Ireland Under-20s 18 Argentina Under-20s 16, Parma, Tuesday, June 2
Ireland Under-20s 24 Scotland Under-20s 20, Calvisano, Saturday, June 6
New Zealand Under-20s 25 Ireland Under-20s 3, Viadana, Wednesday, June 10

5th-8th Place Play-Off: Ireland Under-20s 12 Wales Under-20s 22, Viadana, Monday, June 15
7th-8th Place Play-Off: Ireland Under-20s v Scotland Under-20s, Viadana, Saturday, June 20, 1pm local time/12pm Irish time