21st Aug 2019

Ireland u/20 Makes One Forced Change For Scotland


Head coach Noel McNamara has announced the Ireland Under-20 team, sponsored by PwC, to face Scotland in the second round of the U-20 Six Nations at Netherdale in Galashiels on Friday.

Ireland’s starting XV shows just one change to the side that defeated England 35-27 in Cork last week. Cormac Foley, the scorer of the match-winning try in Cork, is promoted from the bench to start at scrum-half, replacing vice-captain Craig Casey who is ruled out through injury.

Before the squad’s departure for Scotland, McNamara said: "We got things started on a really positive note on Friday night in Cork, and it was a credit to the players with how well they finished the game. It was great to get the Championship off with a win like that, but there’s a new challenge in front of us this Friday. I’ve no doubt Scotland will be hurting from their (32-22) loss against Italy. The players are very much focused on their own jobs for this Friday night, and they’re looking forward to their first away match of the campaign.”

Ireland u/20 Team v Scotland

15. Jake Flannery (Shannon/Munster), 14. Conor Phillips (Young Munster/Munster), 13. Liam Turner (Dublin University/Leinster), 12. David Hawkshaw (Clontarf/Leinster) (capt), 11. Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution/Munster), 10. Harry Byrne (Lansdowne/Leinster), 9. Cormac Foley (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), 8. John Hodnett (UCC/Munster), 7. Scott Penny (UCD/Leinster), 6. Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere/Leinster), 5. Niall Murray (Buccaneers/Connacht), 4. Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster), 3. Thomas Clarkson (Dublin University/Leinster), 2. Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians/Connacht), 1. Josh Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster).

Replacements: 16. John McKee (Old Belvedere/Leinster), 17. Michael Milne (UCD/Leinster), 18. Luke Masters (Shannon/Munster), 19. Brian Deeny (Clontarf/Leinster), 20. David McCann (Banbridge/Ulster), 21. Colm Reilly (Buccaneers/Connacht), 22. Sean French (Cork Constitution/Munster), 23. Rob Russell (Dublin University/Leinster).

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