Teams have been announced for the Munster v Ulster Academy inter-provincial on Friday evening at Thomond Park, Limerick. Kick off 7:00pm.
Ulster will be looking for a big improvement on their 20 – 41 defeat by Leinster at Shaws Bridge last weekend, particularly after a fairly poor second half from the Ulster youngsters.
Unsurprisingly Ulster have made nine personnel and positional changes from the team that started last week the most telling being Rory Butler and Callum Smith coming into the midfield that was ripped apart last weekend. Aaron Cairns moves from the wing to scrum half, his wing spot being taken by, Exile, Ollie Brown.
Up front Adam McBurney and Peter Cooper come into the front row with Zac McCall and Craig Treiner dropping to the bench, the resat of the pack remaining unchanged.
Zac Jordan, Lewis Sampson and Matthew Rea join the 24 player squad and will be looking for a start from the bench.
With Connacht dropping out of this competition it’s win or bust for Ulster, but, despite Munster not having a fixture last week, they face a formidable challenge with the bulk of the Munster side unbeaten through the U18 and U19 inter-pros.
Perhaps, though a tough challenge is exactly what the Ulster youngsters need if they are to find some redemption following last weeks capitulation!
|Munster Academy||Ulster Academy|
|Colm Hogan||15||Conor Kelly|
|Lee Molloy||14||Conor Field|
|Calvin Nash||13||Rory Butler|
|Peadar Collins||12||Callum Smith|
|Liam Coombes||11||Ollie Brown|
|Conor Fitzgerald||10||Johnny McPhillips|
|Jack Stafford||9||Aaron Cairns|
|Joey Conway||1||Michael Lagan|
|Adam Moloney||2||Adam McBurney|
|Rob O’Donovan||3||Peter Cooper|
|Fineen Wycherley||4||Alex Thompson|
|Sean O’Connor||5||John Donnan|
|Gavin Coombes||6||Nick Timoney|
|Alan Fitzgerald||7||Lorcan Dow|
|John Foley||8||Marcus Rea|
|Vincent O’Brien||16||Zac McCall|
|Liam O’Connor||17||Tom O’Hagan|
|Peter Kelleher||18||Craig Trenier|
|Barra O’Byrne||19||Connor Smyth|
|Bailey Faloon||20||Zac Jordan|
|James Lennon||21||Jonny Stewart|
|Alan Tynan||22||Andrew Magrath|
|Alex McHenry||23||Lewis Sampson|
|Cameron Gray||24||Matthew Rea|