Ireland name squad for World Rugby U20 Championship

The Ireland squad for the forthcoming World Rugby U20 Championships has been announced.

The 28-man squad for the Championships, taking place between June 2nd and June 20th in Parma, Italy, his be coached by Nigel Carolan.

Twenty-six of the squad were involved in the U20 6 Nations earlier this year, with Sean McNulty returning to the squad after injury and Charlie Rock coming in and looking for his first cap.

Eight of the squad were involved in last year’s successful Championship in New Zealand, Ross Byrne, Billy Dardis, Ciaran Gaffney, Oisin Heffernan, Nick McCarthy, Rory Moloney, Josh Murphy, and rising star Garry Ringrose all helping Ireland to an impressive fourth place finish.

Ireland will be in Pool C alongside last year’s hosts New Zealand, Argentina, and Scotland, who named their squad last week.

Ireland U20 Squad:

Sam Arnold (Ballynahinch/Ulster)

Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster)

Joey Carbery (UCD/Leinster)

Fergal Cleary (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Billy Dardis (UCD/Leinster)

Lorcan Dow (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)

Jack Dwan (UCD/Leinster)

Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/Munster)

Ciaran Gaffney (Galwegians/Connacht)

Oisin Heffernan (Terenure College/Leinster)

Jeremy Loughman (UCD/Leinster)

Zack McCall (Queen’s University Belfast/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 College/Leinster)

Conor Oliver (St.Mary’s College/Leinster)

Jack Owens (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)

Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster)

Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)

Charlie Rock (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

Cian Romaine (Buccaneers/Connacht)

Jacob Stockdale (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)

Alex Thompson (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)

Nick Timoney (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)

2015 World Rugby U20 Championship Groups

Pool A

Pool B

Pool C

England

South Africa

New Zealand

France

Australia

Ireland

Wales

Samoa

Argentina

Japan

Italy

Scotland

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