Ireland U20 side confirmed for final Six Nations match
March 13, 2019 4:39 pm Site Editor
Ireland U20 Head Coach Noel McNamara has confirmed his side to face Wales U20 on Friday night in Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay.
There is one change to the starting side that were victorious in Cork last Friday night against France, where the 31-29 victory secured the U20 Six Nations title for Ireland.
The change comes at out-half, where Harry Byrne returns to the team having missed the French game through injury.
The pack is unchanged for the fifth consecutive game, with props Josh Wycherley and Thomas Clarkson again starting alongside hooker Dylan Tierney-Martin.
Captain Charlie Ryan continues his second-row partnership with Niall Murray.
Flankers Martin Moloney and Scott Penny line out in the back-row along with Number 8 John Hodnett.
Byrne renews his half-back partnership with Craig Casey, with Sean French and Liam Turner again linking up in the centres.
Jake Flannery starts at full-back, with Jonathan Wren and Angus Kernohan on the wings.
Prop Ryan Lomas will win his first U20 cap if called upon from the replacements.
Ireland U20 v Wales U20, U20 Six Championship, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay, March 15th, 2019. Kick-Off 7.05pm
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) Captain
5. Niall Murray (Buccaneers/Connacht)
6. Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
7. Scott Penny (UCD RFC/Leinster)
8. John Hodnett (UCC/Munster)
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)
*Denotes uncapped at this level