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Scannell & Hanrahan To Start

15th June 2012 By jess

Scannell & Hanrahan To Start

The Ireland Under-20 team to play England in the IRB Junior World Championship playoffs on Sunday, 17th June in Cape Town (ko 4pm Irish time) has been named.

Munster players Niall Scannell and JJ Hanrahan return to the starting XV while James Rael is named as replacement hooker.

The teams have met previously in the pool stages which saw the Six Nations Champions England narrowly defeat the Irish side 20-15.

Both sides will be vying for 5th spot in the championship with Australia and France also in contention.

The Ireland v England fixture will be shown live on Sky Sports and TG4.

IRELAND UNDER-20 Team

15. Peter Nelson (Dungannon/Ulster)
14. Barry Daly (UCD/Leinster)
13. Stuart Olding (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
12. Chris Farrell (Dungannon/Ulster)
11. Foster Horan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
10. JJ Hanrahan (UL Bohemians/Munster)
9. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht)
1. Des Merrey (Clontarf/Leinster)
2. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) Captain
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
4. Alan O'Connor (UCD/Leinster)
5. Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Leinster)
6. Iain Henderson (Queen's University/Ulster)
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
7. Jordan Coghlan (UCD/Leinster)

Replacements:

16. James Rael (Garryowen/Munster)
17. Peter Reilly (Lansdowne/Leinster)
18. Jake Cawley (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
19. A.N. Other
20. Aaron Conneely (Corinthians/Connacht)
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)
22. Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht)
23. Mike Sherlock (Clontarf/Leinster)

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