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Nigel Carolan names Ireland U-20 World Cup squad

Published 27/04/2015 | 15:32

Ireland U20 head coach Nigel Carolan
Ireland U20 head coach Nigel Carolan

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.

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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)

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