Nigel Carolan names Ireland U-20 World Cup squad
Ireland U-20 head coach Nigel Carolan has named his 28-man World Cup squad for the upcoming competition which will take place in Italy this June.
The World Rugby Under-20 Championship is taking place in Parma, Italy, from the 2nd – 22nd of June and Carolan has named just two players who were not involved in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations U20 Championship, Sean McNulty and Charlie Rock.
McNulty, who featured in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations, comes back into the panel having recovered from injury and is joined by the uncapped Rock.
Eight of the squad have previous Under-20 Championship experience (previously known as the Junior World Championship) having played in last year's tournament in New Zealand, where the Irish side finished in forth position - Ross Byrne, Billy Dardis, Ciaran Gaffney, Oisin Heffernan, Nick McCarthy, Rory Moloney, Josh Murphy and Gary Ringrose.
Ireland share pool C with Argentina, Scotland and New Zealand and open their tournament against Argentina on Tuesday, 2nd June in Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma.
Ireland U-20 Squad (World Rugby, Under-20 Championship Squad 2015)
Sam Arnold (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster)
Joey Carbery (UCD/Leinster)
Fergal Cleary (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Billy Dardis (UCD/Leinster)
Lorcan Dow (QUB/Ulster)
Jack Dwan (UCD/Leinster)
Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/Munster)
Ciaran Gaffney (Galwegians/Connacht)
Oisin Heffernan (Terenure/Leinster)
Jeremy Loughman (UCD/Leinster)
Zack McCall (QUB/Ulster)
Nick McCarthy (UCD/Leinster)
Sean McNulty (UCD/Munster)
Stephen McVeigh (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Rory Moloney (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Josh Murphy (UCD/Leinster)
Conán O'Donnell (Sligo/NUIG/Connacht)
David O'Connor (St.Mary's/Leinster)
Conor Oliver (St.Mary's/Leinster)
Jack Owens (Queens University/Ulster)
Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster)
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)
Charlie Rock (Old Belvedere/Leinster)*
Cian Romaine (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Jacob Stockdale (QUB/Ulster)
Alex Thompson (Queens University/Ulster)
Nick Timoney (St. Mary's/Leinster)