Academy players JJ Hanrahan, James Rael, Niall Scannell and Shane Buckley
Academy players JJ Hanrahan, James Rael, Niall Scannell and Shane Buckley
Munster Rugby
Munster Quartet To Represent Ireland
5 May 2012, 4:25 pm
By The Editor
The Ireland U20 squad convened last Friday in preparation for the Junior Rugby World Cup Championship which will take place in South Africa this June.
Head Coach Mike Ruddock has named four Munster Academy players in his squad including hookers James Rael and Niall Scannell.

Back row forward Shane Buckley and centre and recent Munster 'A' British and Irish Cup winner JJ Hanrahan have also been selected.

Munster are also represented in the management team where Academy Elite Player Development Officer Greig Oliver is named as backs coach.

Ireland will take on the host nation in their Pool B opening round of the championship on Monday, 4th June in Cape Town followed by England on Friday, 8th and Italy on Tuesday, 12th June.

The final will take place on Friday, 22nd June at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

Pool A

Fiji
New Zealand
Samoa
Wales

Pool B

England
Ireland
Italy
South Africa

Pool C

Argentina
Australia
France
Scotland

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