Ireland Name Extended Squad Ahead Of The World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland Name Extended Squad Ahead Of The World Rugby U20 Championship

The Ireland U20 Management team have named an extended squad of 33 players ahead of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina next month.


The squad will be further reduced next week as Head Coach Noel McNamara and his staff confirm the 28-man travelling squad.

Ireland are in Pool B with Australia, England and Italy and will face Six Nations rivals England on the opening day of the tournament.

The squad will be captained by UCD and Leinster’s Charlie Ryan following David Hawkshaw's ACL injury while Shannon and Munster scrum-half Craig Casey named as vice-captain.

Ryan and Dylan Tierney-Martin are the two members of the squad with previous experience at the World Championships, having taken to the field in France last summer.

There are six uncapped players in the current squad, with Declan Adamson, Thomas Ahern, Azur Allison and Charlie Ward named in the forwards and Adam LaGrue and Stewart Moore in the backs.

Ireland will go to the Championship without the likes of Harry Byrne (hip), Scott Penny (shoulder), David Hawkshaw (ACL) and Conor Phillips (ACL) who have all been ruled out through injury.

Extended Ireland U20 Squad 

Forwards

Declan Adamson (Clontarf/Leinster) *
Thomas Ahern (Shannon/Munster) *
Azur Allison (Ballymena/Ulster) *
Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster)
Tom Clarkson (Dublin University/Leinster)
Brian Deeny (Clontarf/Leinster)
John Hodnett (UCC)
David McCann (Banbridge/Ulster)
John McKee (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Michael Milne (UCD/Leinster)
Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Niall Murray (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Callum Reid (Banbridge/Ulster)
Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster) Captain
Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians/Connacht)
Charlie Ward (Clontarf/Leinster) *
Ronan Watters (St.Mary’s College/Leinster)
Josh Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster)

Backs


Craig Casey (Shannon/Munster) Vice-Captain
Jake Flannery (Shannon/Munster)
Cormac Foley (St.Mary’s College/Leinster)
Sean French (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Ben Healy (Garryowen/Munster)
Bruce Houston (Ballymena/Ulster)
Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Angus Kernohan (Queen’s University/Ulster)
Adam LaGrue (Terenure College/Leinster) *
Stewart Moore (Malone/Ulster) *
Colm Reilly (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Rob Russell (Dublin University/Leinster)
Liam Turner (Dublin University/Leinster)
Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution/Munster)

*Denotes uncapped at this level

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