Ireland U20s unchanged for England clash

The Ireland U20s will travel to Gloucester this weekend to take on their English counterparts in the mid-tournament clash in this year's Under 20 RBS Six Nations.

The Ireland U20s will travel to Gloucester this weekend to take on their English counterparts in the mid-tournament clash in this year's Under 20 RBS Six Nations.

Coach Allen Clarke has selected an unchanged side who started against both Italy and France and has made just one change to the bench where Shannon's Duncan Casey takes the place of UCD's David Doyle.

Ireland lost out to France 20-15 in their last outing of the tournament.

Clarke said: "Overall we were pleased with the performance against France. We were disappointed with the result but we created several chances in very difficult conditions and we will look to improve our accuracy levels for the next game".

"England have two wins under their belt and have certainly laid down a marker in terms of their performances. We will have to be at our best in Gloucester to get the result."

Ireland U20 Team v England U20 (Kick off 19.45hrs)

15 - Andrew Conway (Blackrock College/Leinster)

14 - Darren Hudson (St. Mary's College/Leinster)

13 - Brendan Macken (Blackrock/Leinster)

12 - Nevin Spence (Ballynahinch/Ulster)

11 - Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

10 - James McKinney (Queen's University/Ulster)

9 - John Cooney (UCD /Leinster)

1 - Bryan Cagney (UCC/Munster)

2 - Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)

3 - Jack O'Connell (Lansdowne/Leinster)

4 - David O'Callaghan (UCC/Munster)

5 - Ben Marshall (UCD/Leinster)

6 - Rhys Ruddock (UCD/Leinster) (capt)

7 - Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster)

8 - Patrick Butler (Shannon/Munster)

Replacements:

16 - Duncan Casey (Shannon/Munster)

17 - Stewart Maguire (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)

18 - Brian Hayes (Cork Constitution/Munster)

19 - Robin O'Sullivan (Bective Rangers/Leinster)

20 - Michael Heaney (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)

21 - Brian Kingston (Blackrock/Leinster)

22 - Eoin Griffin (Corinthians/Connacht)

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