The Emerging Ireland Coaching team have been forced into a late change to the side that will take on Uruguay later today in the Tbilisi Cup.

Munster’s Andrew Conway replaces Matt Healy in the starting XV after the Connacht winger was ruled out with a stomach bug. The remainder of the Match Day 23 is unchanged for the game against Los Teros at the Avchala Stadium which kicks off at 2.00pm Irish Time. The game will be streamed live via the Georgia Rugby Union website.

As a mark of respect for those that died as a result of flooding in Georgia this week and the six Irish students that lost their lives in California both Emerging Ireland and Uruguay will observe a minute’s silence at the start of the game. The Emerging Ireland players and management team will wear black armbands as a sign of respect.

Emerging Ireland Squad to play Uruguay
Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia KO 17:00 / 14:00 GMT
15. Peter Nelson (Malone/Ulster)
14. Cian Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster)
13. Eoin Griffin (London Irish)
12. Noel Reid (Clontarf/Leinster)
11. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster)
10. Rory Scannell (Dolphin/Munster)
9. John Cooney (Terenure/Connacht)

1. James Cronin (Dolphin/Munster)
2. Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht)
3. Stephen Archer (Cork Constitution/Munster)
4. Andrew Browne (Galwegians /Connacht)
5. Billy Holland (Cork Constitution/Munster)
6. Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) captain
7. Frank Taggart (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
8. Eoghan Masterson (Corinthians/Connacht)

Replacements:
16. Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
17. Denis Buckley (Corinthians/Connacht)
18. Andy Warwick (Ballymena/Ulster)
19. Ben Marshall (Old Belvedere/Connacht)
20. Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster)
21. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
22. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)
23. JJ Hanrahan (UL Bohemians/Munster)

Emerging Ireland Team Management
Allen Clarke Coach
Girvan Dempsey Assistant Coach
Joey Miles Manager
Jim McShane Team Doctor
Karl Denvir Physio
Sean Mannion Team Analyst
Aidan O’Connell S&C Coach
Johnny O’Hagan Baggage Man
Carmel O’Dwyer Squad Coordinator

Emerging Ireland Fixtures / Results

Saturday 13th June
Emerging Italy 0 EMERGING IRELAND 25

Uruguay v EMERGING IRELAND
Wednesday 17th June 17:00 (14:00 GMT)

Georgia v EMERGING IRELAND
Sunday 21st June 19:00 (16:00 GMT)

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