Ireland youngsters scent glory
Ireland are targeting a second FIRA-AER European U-18 Championships title when they take on holders England in the final in Poland today.
Coach Noel McNamara has reshuffled his backline with Jack Power moving to outside-centre where his pace and creativity can be devastating and Jacob Stockdale playing at full-back, his third position in three matches.
The big, powerful Ulster strike runner has bagged three tries in two games as Ireland have shown definite improvement from Georgia (20-10) to France (24-11).
The same again will be needed to derail the English.
Matthew Gilsenan returns to fly-half to partner Rowan Osborne behind an athletic and mobile pack led by captain James Ryan.
The defending champions have blown Portugal away (62-5) and enjoyed the balance of luck to squeeze out Wales (11-9) in a weather-affected semi-final.
This one could go either way.
Ireland –J Stockdale (Wallace High); J Larmour (St Andrew's), J Power (Blackrock), C Mulcahy (Clongowes Wood), C Nash (Crescent); M Gilsenan (St Michael's), R Osborne (Clongowes Wood); A Porter (St Andrew's), J Molony (Clongowes Wood), C O'Donnell (Summerhill, Sligo), J Ryan (St Michael's, capt), S O'Connor (Rockwell), W Connors (Clongowes Wood), J Guy (St Andrew's), M Deegan (St Michael's).
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