John_s_version_1Teams are up for Saturday’s 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship Final between Ireland and England that takes place at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford. Kick off 19:00, live on Sky Sports/TG4.

Unsurprisingly there are no changes for Ireland after their successful semi-final win against Argentina and from what I can see there aren’t any changes from the English side that beat South Africa. 

Not much else to say really, Ireland just need to keep on doing what they have been doing, strong scrums, good breakdown, sharp defence, destructive mauls, fast hands and take their points. Anything beyond that is outside of their control, but it should be enough. 

The FRU Predicts: England to take an early lead but I expect Ireland to win this by a margin of 8 – 12 points after a dominant second half.

IRELAND   ENGLAND
Jacob Stockdale 15 Max Malins
Matthew Byrne 14  Sam Aspland-Robinson
Shane Daly 13  Joe Marchant
Conor O’Brien 12  Johnny Williams
Hugo Keenan 11  Matt Gallagher
Johnny McPhillips 10  Harry Mallander
Stephen Kerins Max Green
Andrew Porter Lewis Boyce
Adam McBurney Jack Singleton
Ben Betts Billy Walker
Sean O’Connor Stan South
James Ryan Huw Taylor
Greg Jones George Nott
David Aspil William Evns
Max Deegan Callum Chick
     
Vincent O’Brien 16  Charlie Piper
James Bollard 17  Tom West
Adam Coyle 18  Will Stuart
Evan Mintern 19  Andrew Kitchener
Kelvin Brown 20  Jack Willis
Niall Saunders 21  Harry Randall
Brett Connon 22  Max Wright
Jimmy O’Brien 23  Oliver Thorley

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