Wednesday 23 May 2018

Ireland U20 make four changes ahead of England test

23 February 2018; Ireland players, from left, Jack Aungier, Tommy O'Brien and Harry Byrne during the U20 Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and Wales at Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
23 February 2018; Ireland players, from left, Jack Aungier, Tommy O'Brien and Harry Byrne during the U20 Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and Wales at Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Ireland U20 have made four changes to their team to face England in the Six Nations finale this Friday night in Coventry.

Head coach Noel McNamara has named a new front row for the game at the Ricoh Arena, with Jordan Duggan and Jack Aungier returning to the side at prop along with hooker Eoghan Clarke.

In the backline, James Hume is recalled to the wing as Ireland look to finish their campaign with a third victory after edging Italy and Scotland at home.

England can still win the Six Nations with a win, but France still look likely to take the title on points difference.

Ireland

15. Michael Silvester (Dublin University FC/Leinster) (8)

14. James Hume (Banbridge RFC/Ulster) (2)

13. Tommy O’Brien (UCD RFC/Leinster) Captain (9)

12. Angus Curtis (Queen’s University RFC/Ulster) (4)

11. Angus Kernohan (Ballymena RFC/Ulster) (4)

10. Harry Byrne (UCD RFC/Leinster) (3)

9. Hugh O’Sullivan (Clontarf FC/Leinster) (3)

1. Jordan Duggan (Naas RFC/Leinster) (8)

2. Eoghan Clarke (Wanderers FC/Leinster) (2)

3. Jack Aungier (St. Mary’s College RFC/Leinster) (4)

4. Matthew Dalton (Malone RFC/Ulster) (2)

5. Jack Dunne (Dublin University FC/Leinster) (4)

6. Joe Dunleavy (Malone RFC/Ulster) (1)

7. Matthew Agnew (Ballymena RFC/Ulster) (3)

8. Jack O’Sullivan (UCC RFC/Munster) (4)

 

Replacements:

16. Diarmuid Barron (Garryowen FC/Munster) (4)

17. James French (UCC RFC/Munster) (4)

18. Tom O’Toole (Banbridge RFC/Ulster) (4)

19. Ronan Coffey (Shannon/Munster) (1)

20. Sean Masterson (Corinthians RFC/Connacht) (7)

21. Jonny Stewart (Queen’s University RFC/Ulster) (13)

22. Conor Dean (St.Mary’s College RFC/Leinster) (8)

23. Sean O’Brien (Clontarf FC/Leinster) (0)

 

Independent.ie's U-20s Six Nations coverage is in association with PwC

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