U20 RBS 6 Nations: Ireland name side for Scotland clash


Ireland have named their side for their final U20 RBS 6 Nations game of the season, against Scotland on Friday evening.


Nigel Carolan has made three changes to the side that beat Italy last week, bringing in James Bollard at prop Sean O’Connor in the second row, both make their starting debuts.


Stephen Kerins returns to the side at scrum half, allowing Niall Saunders to play for Epsom College at Rosslyn Park this week.


Speaking ahead of the game, Carolan said:


“Unforced errors and an unusually high penalty count meant that we made hard work of the win against a gritty Italy side last Friday night. However, we came away with the result and that’s the important thing.”


Scotland are a strong side with a lot of quality players in their team. It will be a tough game on Friday but I’m confident that we can put in a big performance and finish on a winning note.”


Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 – Friday, Donnybrook, 19.35, Live on RTE 2.


Ireland U20

15 Brett Connon (Newcastle Falcons)

14 Hugo Keenan (UCD / Leinster)

13 Shane Daly (Cork Con / Munster)

12 Conor O’Brien (Clontarf / Leinster)

11 Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins / Ulster)

10 Johnny McPhillips (Queens University / Ulster)

9 Stephen Kerins (Sligo / Connacht)

1 James Bollard (Dublin University / Leinster)

2 Adam McBurney (Ballymena / Ulster)

3 Conán O’Donnell (Sligo / Connacht)

4 Sean O’Connor (Cashel / Munster)

5 James Ryan (Lansdowne / Leinster) Captain

6 Cillian Gallagher (Sligo / Connacht)

7 Will Connors (UCD / Leinster)

8 Greg Jones (UCD / Leinster)


16 Hugo Kean (St. Mary’s / Leinster)

17 Andrew Porter (UCD / Leinster)

18 Adam Coyle (Naas / Leinster)

19 Peter Claffey (Galwegians / Connacht

20 Max Deegan (Lansdowne / Leinster)

21 John Poland (Cork Con / Munster)

22 Paul Kiernan (UCC / Munster)

23 Matthew Byrne (Terenure / Leinster)

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