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Much-Changed Ireland U20s Named

14th June 2016 By Munster Rugby

In making his first appearance of the World Rugby U20 Championship UCC centre Paul Kiernan will captain Ireland U20 against Georgia at the Manchester City Academy Stadium on Wednesday, ko 5.30pm.

In making his first appearance of the World Rugby U20 Championship UCC centre Paul Kiernan will captain Ireland U20 against Georgia at the Manchester City Academy Stadium on Wednesday, ko 5.30pm.

Head Coach Nigel Carolan has rung the changes for the final Pool A encounter with 13 changes from the side that defeated New Zealand 33-24 on Saturday.

Cork Con's Evan Mintern will make his Ireland U20 debut in joining fellow Munster-man Sean O'Connor in the second row while Vincent O'Brien starts at hooker and Kelvin Brown completes the pack at number 8.

Shane Daly is included in the replacements.

Ireland U20:

15. Brett Connon (Newcastle Falcons)
14. Terry Kennedy (St.Mary's / Leinster)
13. Jimmy O'Brien (UCD / Leinster)
12. Paul Kiernan (UCC / Munster) Captain
11. Hugo Keenan (UCD / Leinster)
10. Johnny McPhillips (Queen's University / Ulster)
9. Niall Saunders (Harlequins)
1. James Bollard (Dublin University / Leinster)
2. Vincent O'Brien (Cork Con / Munster)
3. Vakh Abdaladze (Clontarf / Leinster)
4. Evan Mintern (Cork Con / Munster)*
5. Sean O'Connor (Cashel / Munster)
6. Greg Jones (UCD / Leinster)
7. Conall Boomer (Belfast Harlequins / Ulster)*
8. Kelvin Brown (Shannon / Munster)

Replacements
16. Adam McBurney (Ballymena / Ulster)
17. Andrew Porter (UCD / Leinster)
18. Adam Coyle (Naas / Leinster)
19. James Ryan (Lansdowne / Leinster)
20. Max Deegan (Lansdowne / Leinster)
21. Stephen Kerins (Sligo / Connacht)
22. Shane Daly (Cork Con / Munster)
23. Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins / Ulster)

*Denotes Uncapped at this level

Pool A Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship Results/Fixtures:

Wales U20 25-26 Ireland U20, Manchester City Academy Stadium

New Zealand U20 24 – 33 Ireland U20, Manchester City Academy Stadium

Wednesday 15th June: Ireland U20 v Georgia U20, Manchester City Academy Stadium

Semi-Finals:
Monday 20th June: Manchester City Academy Stadium OR AJ Bell Stadium, Salford

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