Ulster-v-Connacht

The teams were announced yesterday afternoon for this evenings Ulster v Connacht Under 20 Interprovincial at Ravenhill. KO 7:00pm.

The Ulster team includes Jacob Stockdale and Sean O’Hagan who featured in both of Ulster’s pre-season friendlies, with Stockdale clocking up 108 minutes and O’Hagan 52, and Jack Owens, who came on for 21 minutes against Exeter Chiefs.

Ulster U20

15 Jack Owens
14 Adam Liddell
13 Sam Arnold
12 Conor McKee
11 Jacob Stockdale
10 Sean O’Hagan
9 Conor Young
1 Michael Lagan
2 Zac McCall
3 Dane Fitzpatrick
4 Tom Donnan
5 Nigel Simpson
6 Callum Irvine
7 Caleb Montgomery
8 Lorcan Dow
16 Andrew McGrath
17 Darryl Morton
18 Angelo Marica
19 Josh Davidson
20 Ross Todd
21 Josh Fullerton
22 Jack Milligan
23 Michael Cartmill

Ulster U20’s lost their last pre-season fixture going down 27 – 24 to London Irish U20’s with the English based side working them over up front, and in the scrums in particular, to score three tries from close range.

The Ulster backs responded with some good play looking a class apart from their counterparts but, as we all know, games are won up front and the front row will need to find better technique than their last outing.

Connacht travel to the match in pretty good form with a win against the touring Italian U20’s and a narrow one point loss to their Munster counterparts.

However I don’t expect that the Westies will cause Ulster as many problems up front as the English side did and Ulster’s classy backs should be able to add a bit of gloss on proceedings.

Connacht U20

15 Anthony McGivney
14 Joseph D’Arcy
13 Dwayne Corcoran
12 Ben Ridgeway
11 Oisin Leahy
10 Aidan Moynihan
9 Conor Lowndes
1 Conor Kyne
2 Rory Litchfield
3 Conan O’Donnell
4 Cian Romaine
5 James Doyle(C)
6 Alex Penny
7 Joshua Pim
8 Stephen McVeigh
16 Pat O’Toole
17 Conor Doyle
18 Craig Hansberry
19 Roy Stanley
20 Marc Kelly
21 Ricky Dixon
22 Andrew Shanahan
23 Dylan Kelso

Children under 16 will gain free entry to this fixture, with adult tickets available for just £5. You can CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW to avoid lengthy queues at the gate. Please note that entry to this fixture is not valid with an Ulster Rugby Season Ticket.

Gates will open 90 minutes in advance of kick off.

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