IRB Junior World Championship: Ireland ready for Australia test
Ireland Under-20s have named a new-look line-up for their IRB Junior World Championship against Australia in France.
Last Updated: 05/06/13 6:26am
Only two players - captain Luke McGrath and Josh van der Flier - appeared in the competition last season when Ireland finished fifth.
Adam Byrne, Thomas Farrell, Edward Byrne and Daniel Leavy are added to the squad since the Six Nations, while Adam Boland makes his first start for Mike Ruddock's side at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes.
Ireland will also face Fiji and New Zealand in their pool as they look to build on their Six Nations campaign, which saw them beat eventual champions England.
Ireland Under-20s: 15 Rory Scannell, 14 Adam Byrne, 13 Thomas Farrell, 12 Thomas Daly, 11 Rory Scholes, 10 Steve Crosbie, 9 Luke McGrath (capt), 1 Peter Dooley, 2 George McGuigan, 3 Adam Boland, 4 Peadar Timmins, 5 John Donnan, 6 Conor Joyce, 7 Josh van der Flier, 8 Ryan Murphy.
Replacements: 16 Bryan Byrne, 17 Edward Byrne, 18 Ryan Furniss, 19 Sean McCarthy, 20 Daniel Leavy, 21 David Shanahan, 22 Mark Roche, 23 Darragh Leader
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