22nd Mar 2019

u/20 Six Nations – Ireland Change One For Grand Slam Bid

(Photo Credit - INPHO)

Head coach Noel McNamara has announced one change in the Ireland Under-20 team to play Wales in Friday’s U-20 Six Nations final round tie at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay. Harry Byrne is fit to resume at flyhalf after missing last week’s game with an injury.

The half-back pairing that Ireland kicked off the Championship with is reunited as Craig Casey, who suffered a knee injury against France, is set to start alongside Byrne. Munster Academy talent Sean French continues at inside-centre as captain David Hawkshaw has unfortunately had to undergo knee surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

IRELAND u/20 Team

15. Jake Flannery (Shannon/Munster), 14. Angus Kernohan (Queen’s University/Ulster), 13. Liam Turner (Dublin University/Leinster), 12. Sean French (Cork Constitution/Munster), 11. Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution/Munster), 10. Harry Byrne (Lansdowne/Leinster), 9. Craig Casey (Shannon/Munster), 1. Josh Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster), 2. Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians/Connacht), 3. Thomas Clarkson (Dublin University/Leinster), 4. Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster) (capt), 5. Niall Murray (Buccaneers/Connacht)
6. Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere/Leinster), 7. Scott Penny (UCD/Leinster), 8. John Hodnett (UCC/Munster)

Replacements: 16. John McKee (Old Belvedere/Leinster), 17. Callum Reid (Banbridge/Ulster), 18. Ryan Lomas (Galwegians/Connacht), 19. Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster), 20. David McCann (Banbridge/Ulster), 21. Cormac Foley (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), 22. Ben Healy (Garryowen/Munster), 23. Rob Russell (Dublin University/Leinster)

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