O Louglin is replaced by Daragh Geraghty (UCD) and O Brien is replaced by Denis Fogarty (Cork Constitution).
The Ireland U21 team to play Japan U21 in the U21 IRB World Cup on Wednesday, June 25th 2003 at Newbury at 17.00hrs is as follows:
15. Tommy Bowe - Queens University 14. Richard Lane - UCC 13. Barry Murphy - UL Bohs 12. Nicholas McClelland - London Irish 11. John Hearty Blackrock College 10. David McAllister - Terenure College 9. Conor O Loughlin Buccaneers
1. Eugene Mc Govern Old Crescent 2. Kevin Corrigan - UCD 3. Jody Danagher UL Bohs 4. Simon Crawford - UCD 5. Shane O Connor Cork Constitution 6. John Muldoon - Galwegians 7. Niall Ronan Lansdowne 8. Michael Mc Comish - Ballymena
Replacements: 16 - Declan Fitzpatrick (Belfast Harlequins), 17 - Jason Moran (UCD), 18 - Neil McComb (Dundee Highschool) 19 - David Gannon (UCD), 20 - Daragh Geraghty (UCD), 21 - Michael Rainey (Glasgow Hawks), 22 Glen Telford (Instonians)
On the Senior front:
Confirmed dates, venues and times for pre World Cup warm up internationals are:- August 16: Ireland V. Wales, Lansdowne Road (kick off 2.45) August 30: Ireland V. Italy, Thomond Park, Limerick (kick off 3.0) September 6: Scotland V. Ireland, Murrayfield (kick off 1.30).