The PwC Ireland U18 Schools side to play France U18 has been announced ahead of their game in Plewiska in the FIRA U18 European Championships taking place in Poland.
 
There are five changes to the team that opened their campaign with a four try 20-10 victory over Georgia.  Sean O’Connor comes in for Peter Claffey in the second row, Jonathan Guy replaces the injured Charlie Cregan at openside flanker, Jimmy O’Brien comes in at out-half with Matthew Gilsenan switching to inside centre and Colm Mulcahy moving to number 13 in place of Paul Kiernan.  Jordan Larmour replaces Calvin Nash on the right wing.
 
The three try-scorers from the win over Georgia, Jack Power, Jacob Stockdale (2) and Will Connors are retained.
 
England and Wales will compete in the other semi-final in the Elite Division of the FIRA European Championships.
 
U18 Schools Squad for FIRA European Championships
15. Jack Power (Blackrock/Leinster)
14. Jordan Larmour (St Andrews/Leinster)
13. Colm Mulcahy (Clongowes/Leinster)
12. Matthew Gilsenan (St Michaels/Leinster)
11. Jacob Stockdale (Wallace/Ulster)
10. Jimmy O’Brien (Newbridge/Leinster)
9. Rowan Osborne (Clongowes/Leinster)
 
1. Andrew Porter (St Andrews/Leinster)
2. John Molony (Clongowes/Leinster)
3. Conan O’Donnell (Summerhill/Connacht)
4. James Ryan (St Michaels/Leinster)
5. Sean O’Connor (Rockwell/Munster)
6. Will Connors (Clongowes/Leinster)
7. Johnny Guy (St Andrews/Leinster)
8. Max Deegan (St Michaels/Leinster)
 
Replacements
16. Conor McIlmurray (Campbell/Ulster)
17. Hugo Kean (Blackrock/Leinster)
18. Conor Kenny (Garbally/Connacht)
19. Peter Claffey (Garbally/Connacht)
20. Greg Jones (St Andrews/Leinster)
21. David Duggan (St Michaels/Leinster)
22. Paul Kiernan (Presentation/Munster)
23. Oisin O’Meara (St Michaels/Leinster)
24. Alan McMahon (Rockwell/Munster)
25. Calvin Nash (Crescent/Munster)
 
 
 
FIRA European Championships Fixture
 
IRELAND U18 SCHOOLS v France U18
Tuesday 15th April 2014
Plewiska KO 16:00
 
IRELAND U18 SCHOOLS v TBC
Saturday 19th April 2014
TBC KO TBC

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