Jack Kelly will captain the side from fullback with fellow Leinster man Jordan Larmour also named in the back three. UCD duo, Gavin Mullin and Ciaran Frawley make up the centre paring with Ulster’s Johnny McPhillips and Johnny Stewart making up the half-back pairing.

Joe Conway, Tadgh McElroy and Peter Cooper make up the front with Fineen Wycherley and Oisin Dowling making up the second row. Cillian Gallagher, Paul Boyle and Caelan Doris complete the pack.

Speaking of his selection and challenge ahead, Head Coach Nigel Carolan said:

“As is the nature of Under-20’s rugby, there is fresh look to the side. The majority of the guys haven’t played at this level before, however, many have gotten good game time with their provincial ‘A’ teams in the British and Irish Cup this season, so that should stand to them.

“We are looking forward to starting the Six Nations. Training has gone well and the boys have gelled as a group. We are taking the tournament one game at a time and are looking forward to kicking things off in Scotland on Friday night.”

Ireland Under-20 v Scotland Under-20, Friday, 3rd February, 8.30pm, Broadwood Stadium, Glasgow (Live on RTE2)

15. Jack Kelly (Dublin University / Leinster) (Captain)
14. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College / Leinster)
13. Gavin Mullin (UCD / Leinster)
12. Ciaran Frawley (UCD / Leinster)
11. Colm Hogan (Dublin University / Munster)
10. Johnny McPhillips (Ballynahinch / Ulster)
9. Johnny Stewart (Queen’s University / Ulster)
1. Joey Conway (UL Bohemian / Munster)
2. Tadgh McElroy (Lansdowne / Leinster)
3. Peter Cooper (Belfast Harlequins / Ulster)
4. Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster / Munster)
5. Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne / Leinster)
6. Cillian Gallagher (Corinthians / Connacht)
7. Paul Boyle (Lansdowne / Leinster)
8. Caelan Doris (St. Mary’s College / Leinster)


16. Adam Moloney (Shannon / Munster)
17. Rory Mulvihill (UCD / Leinster)
18. Charlie Connolly (Dublin University / Leinster)
19. Jack Regan (UCD / Leinster)
20. Marcus Rea (Queen’s University / Ulster)
21. Jack Lyons (Young Munster / Munster)
22. Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon / Munster)
23. Tommy O’Brien (UCD / Leinster)

Ireland U20 Six Nations Fixtures

Friday, 3rd February

Scotland U20 v Ireland U20, 8.30pm, Broadwood Stadium, Glasgow

Friday, 10th February

Italy U20 v Ireland U20, 7pm (6pm GMT), Stadio Enrico Chersoni, Prato

Friday, 24th February

Ireland U20 v France U20, 8pm, Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin

Saturday, 11th March

Wales U20 v Ireland U20, 6.30pm, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Friday, 17th March

Ireland U20 v England U20, 6pm, Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin