Ireland U20s Face Final Challenge
19th March 2010 By Munster Rugby
Allen Clarke’s young charges are in line for silverware if they overcome their final challenge tonight in Dubarry Park – securing victory over Scotland U20s, ko 7.35pm.
Ireland’s 24-17 victory over Wales U20s last Friday night ensured they hold on to top spot going into this final weekend of 6 Nations action, and are on course for a shot at the Triple Crown and Championship.
England, who are level on six points with Ireland, have to travel to France in the fifth round. Ireland boast a 17 points difference ahead of England with both teams tied on six points and any win against the Scots should guarantee Ireland the title.
Cork Con’s Simon Zebo returns to Ireland U20s action tonight in Dubarry Park.
Ireland U20s v Scotland U20s, Dubarry Park, 7.35pm
Ireland U20s: Andrew Conway (Blackrock College/Leinster), Tiernan O’Halloran (Galwegians/Connacht), Eoin Griffin (Corinthians/Connacht), Nevin Spence (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster), James McKinney (Queen’s University/Ulster), John Cooney (UCD/Leinster), Jack O’Connell (Lansdowne/Leinster), Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Stewart Maguire (Old Belvedere/Leinster), David O’Callaghan (UCC/Munster), Ben Marshall (UCD/Leinster), Rhys Ruddock (UCD/Leinster) (capt), Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Patrick Butler (Shannon/Munster).
Replacements: Risteard Byrne (UCD/Leinster), Bryan Cagney (UCC/Munster), Brian Hayes (Cork Constitution/Munster), Robin O’Sullivan (Bective Rangers/Leinster), Michael Heaney (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Gareth Quinn McDonogh (Shannon/Munster), Brendan Macken (Blackrock/Leinster).