The Under 20’s teams for the final week of the Six Nations campaign have been announced with head coach Nigel Carolan making three changes to the starting line up for the game against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday night. Kick off 19:35.
Ulster’s three players, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny McPhillips and Adam McBurney all start. McPhillips is reunited with the returning Stephen Kerins at half back and in the pack James Bollard joins McBurney in the front row and Sean O’Connor pairs up with the impressive James Ryan in the boiler room.
It’ll be a tight enough game at Donnybrook on Friday night with Scotland and Ireland fighting it out for third spot as you can see from the table below.
Both teams have beaten England and Italy and lost to the impressive Wales and the bulky France and this game has all the makings of a high scoring classic.
Having said that I predicted a comfortable win for Ireland last week and they produced their worst game of the season in a scrappy game against Italy but the returning Kerins should smooth things out in the back line and he does tend to get the best out of the maverick McPhillips who can produce moments of absolute class.
The FRU Predicts. I’m counting on Jacob Stockdale getting a bit more involved this week, after a scratchy enough game last week, to lead the charge in Ireland’s win in a high scoring game.
|Brett Connon||15||Tom Galbraith|
|Hugo Keenan||14||Darcy Graham|
|Shane Daly||13||Rory Hutchinson|
|Conor O’Brien||12||George Taylor|
|Jacob Stockdale||11||Ben Robbins|
|Johnny McPhilips||10||Adam Hastings|
|Stephen Kerins||9||Hugh Fraser|
|James Bollard||1||Murray McCallum|
|Adam McBurney||2||Jake Kerr|
|Conán O’Donnell||3||Callum Sheldon|
|Sean O’Connor||4||Callum Hunter-Hill|
|James Ryan||5||Stephen Ainslie|
|Cillian Gallagher||6||Scott Burnside|
|Will Connors||7||Matt Smith|
|Greg Jones||8||Ally Miller|
|Hugo Kean||16||Lewis Anderson|
|Andrew Porter||17||George Thornton|
|Adam Coyle||18||Adam Nicol|
|Peter Claffey||19||Hamish Bain|
|Max Deegan||20||Lee Scott|
|John Poland||21||Ruaridh Dawson|
|Paul Kiernan||22||Robbie Nairn|
|Matthew Byrne||23||Ruairi Howarth|