The Combined Irish Universities will play the Irish Exiles (under 23) in Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club at 4pm on Friday February 21st.
The Universities side comprises of players from the four University sides that compete in the Ulster Bank League (UCD, Dublin University, QUB & UCC) and contains a number of excellent and exciting players.
The Combined Universities have not played since November 2010, when the impressive Conor Twomey and Tony Smeeth coached side overcame a UCD RFC selection, on a score line of 41 points to 24, in a centenary match organised to commemorate UCD RFC’s affiliation to the Leinster Branch of the IRFU in 1910.
It would be well worthwhile for any supporters who are in London for Saturday’s game to come down and watch what promises to be a highly entertaining match and then stay on to enjoy the hospitality in the clubhouse and enjoy Wales v France.
The Universities squad is:
Forwards: Ryan Clarke (QUB RFC),Adam Clarkin (UCD RFC),Jack Dilger(DU FC),Brian Du Toit(DU FC),Rory Harrison(UCD RFC),Eoin Joyce(UCD RFC),Jack Kelly(DUFC),Martin Kelly(DUFC),Pete McCabe(UCC RFC),Emmet McMahon(UCD RFC),Dave O’Connell(UCC RFC),Charlie Slowey(UCC RFC),David Swann(QUB RFC)
Backs: Niyi Adeolukan(DUFC),Liam Bourke(UCD RFC),Chris Covin(QUB RFC),Connall Doherty(UCD RFC),Jamie Glynn(UCD RFC),Ned Hodson(UCC RFC),Alex Kelly(UCD RFC),Paddy Lavelle(DUFC),Stephen Murphy(UCD RFC),Charlie O’Reagan(UCC RFC)
Head Coach – Ian Wyse(UCD RFC)
Assistant Coach – Pete Herangi(UCD RFC)