The Ireland Under-20 team and replacements (sponsored by PwC) has been named for their third clash of the RBS 6 Nations Under-20 Championship. The side will take on their English counterparts on Friday evening in Donnybrook Stadium.

Head Coach, Nigel Carolan has named an unchanged team to the one that overcame France in their last outing of the championship a fortnight ago. Connacht’s Rory Moloney will start at openside flanker for the third consecutive game.

Carolan said, “We are in a good place mid tournament with two wins from two. While the display against France was very pleasing, the English side will bring a huge amount of physicality with them, so we know the challenge we face.”

“If we can match them in the physical department, we hope to reproduce a similiar performance like we did two weeks ago. The squad have worked very hard in training and are relishing the opportunity to play on a fast pitch at Donnybrook in front of a vocal home crowd.”

Tickets for this game are available from or at the gate on the evening. Prices start at €15.00 for adults and €5.00 for children.

Ireland Under-20 team & Replacements (v England Under-20.  Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin – Kick-off 19.05hrs)

15 – Billy Dardis (UCD/ Leinster)

14 – Jack Owens (QUB/ Ulster)

13 – Garry Ringrose (UCD/ Leinster)

12 – Sam Arnold (Ballynahinch/Ulster)

11 – Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/ Munster)

10 – Ross Byrne (UCD / Leinster)

9 – Nick McCarthy (UCD/ Leinster) (Capt)

1 – Jeremy Loughman (UCD / Leinster)

2 – Zack McCall (QUB/Ulster)

3 – Oisin Heffernan (Terenure/Leinster)

4 – David O’Connor (St. Mary’s/Leinster)

5 – Alex Thompson (QUB/Ulster)

6 – Josh Murphy (UCD/Leinster)

7 – Rory Moloney (Buccaneers/Connacht)

8 – Lorcan Dow (QUB/Ulster)


16 – Adam McBurney (Ballymena/Ulster)

17 – Michael Lagan (Ballymena/Ulster)

18 – Conan O’Donnell (Sligo/NUIG/Connacht)

19 – Cian Romaine (Buccaneers/Connacht)

20 – Nick Timoney (St. Mary’s/Leinster)

21 – Jack Cullen (Shannon/Munster)

22 – Joey Carbery (UCD/Leinster)

23 – Harrison Brewer (Terenure/ Leinster)


RBS 6 Nations Ireland Under-20 Fixtures and Results:

Fri 6 Feb Italy U20 15 v Ireland U20 47

Fri 13 Feb Ireland U20 37 v France U20 20

Fri 27 Feb 19:05 Ireland U20 v England U20 Donnybrook

Fri 13 Mar 19:45 Wales U20 v Ireland U20 Parc Eirias

Fri 20 Mar 19:30 Scotland U20 v Ireland U20 Netherdale


Gallery: 6 Nations and Celtic Challenge