Wednesday 20 September 2017

Masterson and Reid named in U-19s squad

Sean Masterson of Connacht prepares for Ireland’s clash withJapan. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Sean Masterson of Connacht prepares for Ireland’s clash withJapan. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Connacht sub-Academy players Sean Masterson and Corey Reid have been named in the Ireland U-19 squad for their clash against Japan at Donnybrook tomorrow (4.30).

The team will be coached by Kieran Campbell with Connacht Elite Player Development Officer Ambrose Conboy and Hugh Hogan the assistant coaches.

Corinthians' Masterson, who made his Ireland U-20 debut against France last month, will pack down at No 8.

Exciting Marist College centre/full-back Reid has previously been involved with the Irish U-18s and is named amongst the replacements.

The game concludes Japan's Ireland-wide tour that began at Thomond Park last Wednesday, where a Munster U-19 development squad defeated their far eastern opponents 17-7. The Japanese got their first win of the tour last weekend at the Sportsground, where they overcame the Connacht U-19s 24-10.

Tonight they will play their third game of the two-week trip to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries against Ulster at the CYIMS RFC in Belfast.

Irish Independent

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