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Ireland Under-20 v Scotland Under-20

The Irish Under-20 team (sponsored by PwC) to play Scotland Under-20’s in the final round of the RBS Under-20’s 6 Nations has been named.

The side sees four changes to the one that lost out to Wales in the last round of the championship.

A reworked pack sees Conan O’Donnell join Jeremy Loughman and Zack McCall in the front row. Alex Thompson returns to the second row to partner David O’Connor and Josh Murphy returns to the back row with Nick Timoney and Lorcan Dow.

Michael Lagan and Oisin Heffernan are named in the replacements along with Jack Dawn who comes into the match 23 for the first time.

Head Coach Nigel Carolan said, “We have always said that this tournament is about building players for the future and empowering them to react to what happens on the pitch.”

“While we were disappointed with our performance against Wales last Friday, the lads have responded well in training and are looking forward to making amends this Friday.”

“Scotland will present us with another tough challenge but we are confident that we can finish this campaign on a high.”

Ireland Under-20 team & Replacements (v Scotland Under-20. Netherdale – Kick-off 19.30hrs)
15 – Billy Dardis (UCD/ Leinster)
14 – Ciaran Gaffney (Galwegians/Connacht)
13 – Garry Ringrose (UCD/ Leinster)
12 – Sam Arnold (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
11 – Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/ Munster)
10 – Ross Byrne (UCD / Leinster)
9 – Nick McCarthy (UCD/ Leinster) (Capt)
1 – Jeremy Loughman (UCD / Leinster)
2 – Zack McCall (QUB/Ulster)
3 – Conan O’Donnell (Sligo/NUIG/Connacht)
4 – David O’Connor (St. Mary’s/Leinster)
5 – Alex Thompson (QUB/Ulster)
6 – Josh Murphy (UCD/Leinster)
7 – Nick Timoney (St. Mary’s/Leinster)
8 – Lorcan Dow (QUB/Ulster)

16 – Adam McBurney (Ballymena/Ulster)
17 – Michael Lagan (Ballymena/Ulster)
18 – Oisin Heffernan (Terenure/Leinster)
19 – Jack Dawn (UCD/Leinster)
20 – Stephen McVeigh (Buccaneers/ Connacht)
21 – Conor Young (QUB/Ulster)
22 – Joey Carbery (UCD/Leinster)
23 – Jacob Stockdale (QUB/ Ulster)

RBS 6 Nations Ireland Under-20 Fixtures and Results:
Fri 6 Feb Italy U20 15 v Ireland U20 47
Fri 13 Feb Ireland U20 37 v France U20 20
Fri 27 Feb Ireland U20 14 v England U20 19
Fri 13 Mar 19:45 Wales U20 19 v Ireland U20 12
Fri 20 Mar 19:30 Scotland U20 v Ireland U20 Netherdale

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