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Ireland U20s Side Named For Georgia

17th June 2017 By The Editor

Munster and Ireland U20s' Alan Tynan will start at fullback against Georgia.

Munster and Ireland U20s' Alan Tynan will start at fullback against Georgia. ©INPHO/Lasha Kuprashvili

Head Coach Peter Malone has named his Ireland U20s side to face Georgia tomorrow in their final game of the World Rugby U20 Championship.

Ireland face the hosts in the 9th place play-off at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in Tbilisi at 10am (Irish) with a total of six Munster players starting and another three included on the bench.

Fineen Wycherley and John Foley are named in the second and back row respectively, Jack Stafford gets the nod at 9, Dave McCarthy takes charge at inside centre with winger Calvin Nash and fullback Alan Tynan also set to start.

Ahead of the game, Malone said, “It’s been a tough tournament for us with injuries taking its toll, but the players have all rallied together and it was a good result last time out against Samoa, so we’ll look to carry the positives from that game into the match tomorrow.

“The Georgians are going to be big and powerful, so the players know that they’re going to have to front up and be ready for that battle.

“There’s set to be a good crowd at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium tomorrow, and Georgian fans are a passionate bunch, so it should make for a great atmosphere and hopefully a great match.”

The match will be broadcast live by Eir Sport.

Ireland U20 v Georgia U20 , World Rugby U20s Championship, 9th Place Play-Off
(Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Sunday, 18th June 2017, 1.00pm local time/10.00am Irish time)

15. Alan Tynan (Young Munster/ Munster) (4)
14. Michael Silvester (Dublin University/Leinster) (3)
13. Gavin Mullin (UCD/ Leinster) (6)
12. David McCarthy (Garryowen/Munster) (3)
11. Calvin Nash (Young Munster/Munster) (7)

10. Conor Dean (St. Mary’s/ Leinster) (4)
9. Jack Stafford (Shannon/ Munster) (5)
1. Jordan Duggan (Naas/Leinster) (3)
2. Ronan Kelleher (UCD/ Leinster) (7)
3. Charlie Connolly (Dublin University/Leinster) (9)
4. Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster/ Munster) (8)
5. Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne/Leinster) (8)
6. John Foley (Shannon/Munster) (3)
7. Paul Boyle (Lansdowne/Leinster) (8) Captain
8. Caelan Doris (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) (8)

Replacements:
16. Adam Moloney (Shannon/Munster) (5)
17. Joey Conway (UL Bohs/Munster) (8)
18.Greg McGrath (Lansdowne/Leinster) (4)
19. Jack Regan (UCD/ Leinster) (9)
20. Gavin Coombes (Young Munster/ Munster) (7)
21. Jonny Stewart (Queen’s University/ Ulster) (9)
22. Ciaran Frawley (UCD/ Leinster) (9)
23. Mark Keane (Instonians/Ulster) (1)

IRELAND U20s’ World Rugby U20s Championship Fixtures & Results:

Pool B:
Ireland 21 – 22 Italy
Kutaisi Stadium, Kutaisi, and Wednesday, May 31.

Ireland 28 – 32 Scotland
Kutaisi Stadium, Kutaisi, Sunday, June 4

Ireland 3 – 69 New Zealand
Kutaisi Stadium, Kutaisi, Thursday, June 8

9th Place Semi-Final:
Ireland 52- 26 Samoa
Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi, Tuesday, June 13, 1pm (local time) / 10am (Irish time)

9th Place Play-Off
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Sunday, June 18, 1pm (local time) / 10am (Irish time)

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