With USA Rugby forming closer links with Munster Rugby, this game is a precursor to a pre season friendly between the Munster Senior side and the USA Eagles in Chicago in August. The USA U19 team face Russia in their opening game on April 4th.
Ireland U19's kick off their championship campaign on 5th April against Australia at Ravenhill. The Irish side includes Munster players Scott Deasy (PBC), Michael Sherry (Ardscoil Ris), Kieran Essex (CBC/UCC), Murray Kinsella (Newtown School), Ian Nagle (Glenstal Abbey) and David Foley (UL Bohs).
The Munster U19 selection to play USA U19's on Friday will be chosen from the following squad:
Forwards: John Ryan, David Kilcoyne, Conor Whelan, John Noonan, Ben Rowley, Michael Kenefick, Aaron McCloskey, Ken Hanley, Ian Duffy, Niall Barry, Barry Sheehan.
Backs: Diarmuid Upton, Shane Costigan, Declan Cusack, Robbie O'Donoghue, Brian Derham, Derek Houlihan, Paul Gleeson, Diarmuid McMahon, Diarmuid McCarthy, Willie Devane, Mark Doyle, Sean Scanlon