2018-19 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Italy U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20: And then there was one.

The Ireland U20 side has been named for their 5th place play of match against England at Rosario, Argentina. Kick off 19:30 UK/IRE (Live on World Rugby web media.) 

The disappointing news for Ulster readers is that there is only one Ulster player starting, namely, Azur Allison (Ballymena), who starts at No. 8. They must breed them tough up round the Braid as Ulster’s only other representative left standing is another Ballymena Academy old boy Angus Kernohan who currently turns out for Queens. Kernohan is named amongst the 12 replacements but I’d be surprised if he doesn’t get a run out. 

There have been quite a few changes in the back line, both positional and there is another couple of new faces up front.

I don’t think Ireland played particularly well against Italy but I’m surprised at some of the changes. 

Anyway, the starting XV and the raft of replacements, together with their stats for this tournament are shown below. We’ll have our full preview up in the morning when we’ve had time to look at both sides. 

15Jake FlanneryShannonMunster3236114
14Aaron O’Sullivan**UCDLeinster0000
13Liam TurnerDublin UniversityLeinster324000
12David Ryan**UCDLeinster1400
11Jonathan WrenCork ConstitutionMunster319200
10Ben HealyGarryowenMunster3135128
9Craig CaseyShannonMunster214015
1Michael MilneUCDLeinster311715
2Dylan Tierney-MartinCorinthiansConnacht316200
3Charlie Ward**ClontarfLeinster1200
4Charlie RyanUCDLeinster320800
5Thomas AhernShannonMunster13200
6Ryan BairdDublin UniversityLeinster317415
7Ronan WattersSt Mary’s CollegeLeinster27400
8Azur AllisonBallymenaUlster210415
16Declan Adamson**ClontarfLeinster21500
17Josh WycherleyYoung MunsterMunster316700
18Tom ClarksonDublin UniversityLeinster319400
19John McKeeOld BelvedereLeinster27100
20Brian Deeny**ClontarfLeinster0000
21Niall MurrayBuccaneersConnacht39200
22Luke Clohessy**ShannonMunster12100
24Rob RussellDublin UniversityLeinster213615
25Colm ReillyBuccaneersConnacht210000
26Cormac FoleySt Mary’s CollegeLeinster29215
27Angus KernohanQueen’s UniversityUlster320000
28Max O’Reilly**Dublin UniversityLeinster1400
** Replacement players

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