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The Ulster Bank Club International Team to play England Counties in Preston Grasshoppers RFC on Friday March 16th, kick off 19:30, has been named.
There are two changes to the side that defeated the Scotland Club side last week in the Ulster Bank Club International to retain the Dalriada Cup.
Both the changes are in the back row with Simon Crawford and Hugh Hogan ruled out because of injury. Young Munster’s Liam Og Murphy comes in for Crawford while Clontarf’s Frank Cogan comes in for Hogan. The captain’s armband passes to Cork Con’s Gerry Hurley with Dolphin prop Christy Condon named as vice captain.
The Ireland Club team won the corresponding encounter last year with a 16 – 8 victory.
Ulster Bank Club International Team & Replacements (v England Counties, Preston Grasshoppers RFC, Friday, March 16, kick-off 7.30pm):
15 – Rodger McBurney (Ballymena)
14 – Cian Aherne (Lansdowne)
13 – Killian Lett (Clontarf)
12 – Mike Kelliher (Young Munster)
11 – Cathal Quinn (Cork Constitution)
10 – Craig Ronaldson (Lansdowne)
9 – Gerry Hurley (Cork Constitution) (Capt)
1 – Rob Sweeney (St. Mary’s College)
2 – Ger Slattery (Young Munster)
3 – Christy Condon (Dolphin)
4 – Philip Donnellan (Cork Constitution)
5 – Fergal Walsh (Shannon)
6 – Liam Og Murphy (Young Munster)
7 – Barry O’Mahony (Clontarf)
8 – Frank Cogan (Clontarf)
16 – Hugh McGrath (Young Munster)
17 – Risteard Byrne (UCD)
18 – Damian Hall (St. Mary’s College)
19 – Neville Melbourne (Young Munster)
20 – Brian Slater (UCC)
21 – Barry Keeshan (Dolphin)
22 – James Thompson (Ballynahinch)
Conor Twomey – Coach
Niall Cowhey – Team Manager
David Murphy – Assist. Coach
Ailbe McCormack – Team Physio
Alan Hickey – Team Assistant
Paul Heasley – Fitness Coach
Will Duggan – Team Doctor
Ireland Ladies Rugby I XV Are playing England this weekend and need as much support as they can get – please watch the clip below and feel free to share it, they are on the verge of a great VICTORY & with Ulster representation!