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Ireland U20s Named For Samoa U20s

12th June 2017 By The Editor

Academy player Calvin Nash scores a try for Ireland U20s. INPHO/Achi Gegenava

Head Coach Peter Malone has named his Ireland U20s side to face Samoa tomorrow in the 9th place play-off of the World Rugby U20s Championships.

The game will take place at the Avchala Stadium in Tbilisi, with a 1pm (local time)/10am (Irish time) kick-off.

Nine Munster representatives have been included with Alan Tynan, Calvin Nash, Jack Stafford, Fineen Wycherley and Gavin Coombes starting while Adam Moloney, Joey Conway, John Foley and David McCarthy take their place on the bench.

Looking ahead to the game Malone said, “Things didn’t go to plan in the pool stages, but now it’s about digging deep and looking to get a result against Samoa.

“That’s not going to be easy as they caused problems for their opposition throughout their pool games and we know they’re going to be very physical.

“The players know what lies ahead tomorrow and they’re very focused, and really up for this game.”

The match will be broadcast live by Eir Sport, and it will be available to watch via www.worldrugby.org in certain countries.

On the injury front Conor Fitzgerald and Liam Coombes sustained respective ankle and thigh injuries, and returned to Ireland.

Ireland U20 Squad:
15. Alan Tynan (Young Munster/ Munster) (3)
14. Michael Silvester (Dublin University/Leinster) (2)
13. Gavin Mullin (UCD/ Leinster) (5)
12. Ciaran Frawley (UCD/ Leinster) (8)
11. Calvin Nash (Young Munster/Munster) (6)
10. Conor Dean (St. Mary’s/ Leinster) (3)
9. Jack Stafford (Shannon/ Munster) (4)
1. Jordan Duggan (Naas/Leinster) (2)
2. Ronan Kelleher (UCD/ Leinster) (6)
3. Peter Cooper (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) (4)
4. Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster/ Munster) (7)
5. Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne/Leinster) (7)
6. Gavin Coombes (Young Munster/ Munster) (6)
7. Paul Boyle (Lansdowne/Leinster) (7) Captain
8. Caelan Doris (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) (7)

Replacements:
16. Adam Moloney (Shannon/Munster) (4)
17. Joey Conway (UL Bohs/Munster) (7)
18. Charlie Connolly (Dublin University/Leinster) (8)
19. Jack Regan (UCD/ Leinster) (8)
20. John Foley (Shannon/Munster) (2)
21. Jonny Stewart (Queen’s University/ Ulster) (8)
22. David McCarthy (Garryowen/Munster) (1)
23. Mark Keane (Instonians/Ulster)* (0)

*Denotes uncapped at this level.

Ireland U20 v Samoa U20 , World Rugby U20s Championship Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi, Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 1.00pm local time/10.00am Irish time

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