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Ireland Under-20 Team To Face England Named – Irish Rugby
June 30, 2021
Head coach Richie Murphy has named his Eire Below-20 staff, sponsored by PwC, for Thursday’s U-20 Six Nations spherical 3 encounter with England at Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 8pm).
Eire opened their Championship marketing campaign with bonus level wins over Scotland and Wales, and Murphy has made two modifications in personnel to his beginning XV for the much-anticipated showdown with England.
Temi Lasisi and Sam Illo return to the entrance row because the Eire administration proceed to fastidiously handle assets and the squad’s workload, with Cork native Alex Kendellen as soon as once more captaining the facet from the again row.
Murphy has chosen an unchanged back-line as Jamie Osborne, Ben Moxham and Chris Cosgrave line up within the back-three, with Connacht duo Cathal Forde and Shane Jennings persevering with their midfield partnership.
Nathan Doak, who scored 20 factors and was the player-of-the-match in opposition to Wales final day out, is retained at half-back, with Kilkenny teen Tim Corkery exterior him.
Lasisi and Illo pack down both facet of hooker Ronan Loughnane, whereas the workhorse second row pairing of Alex Soroka and Harry Sheridan stays unchanged.
Kendellen is joined within the again row by Donnacha Byrne and Oisin McCormack, with the trio making 41 tackles and 185 metres between them in opposition to the Welsh.
Murphy has loads of choices on his replacements bench, together with Chay Mullins who has come by means of the IQ Rugby programme and is called within the matchday squad for the primary time.
Commenting forward of the sport, Murphy mentioned: “We have now been happy with our begin to the Championship, however we all know we should proceed to make enhancements week-on-week, beginning on Thursday night in opposition to a really sturdy England facet.
“The squad have labored extremely laborious on optimising our restoration in between matches, and we go into Thursday’s recreation assured that we’re transferring in the best route.”
Eire v England is reside on the RTÉ Information Now channel and the RTÉ Participant for viewers within the Republic of Eire, whereas there will probably be reside protection on the Six Nations YouTube channel for supporters within the UK.
IRELAND UNDER-20 Workforce & Replacements (v England Below-20s, 2021 Below-20 Six Nations Championship – Spherical 3, Cardiff Arms Park, Thursday, July 1, kick-off 8pm):