JWC: Ireland v Scotland team news

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Updated: June 17, 2011

Mick Ruddock has made 5 changes to the Irish under-20 side for their final pool game against Scotland on Saturday 18th June at 7.10pm.

After two strong performances against England and South Africa that failed to yield a solitary point, Ruddock will be hoping to get off the mark against the Scots.

Both sides come into the game having conceded 9 tries with Scotland rooted to the bottom of Pool C having scored less tries and points than Ireland.

Andrew Conway, who scored two tries including a find individual effort against the baby boks will again be the main threat for Ireland. The Leinster winger is the only Irish man to cross the white line in Italy so far and has looked impressive when on the ball.

Up front Iain Henderson returns at lock alongside Michael Kearney after missing the 42-26 defeat to South Africa at lock while in the back row Dominic Gallagher comes in at open side with Jordi Murphy moving to No. 8.

There are also changes in the back line which sees the return of Paddy Jackson and Luke Marshall at fly half and first centre with Andrew Boyle starting on the left wing.

Speaking ahead of the game Mike Ruddock said: ‘Following two very physical battles we have turned our attention to a Scotland team that is much improved from the 6 Nations.

‘They played very well against England and play a very expansive off loading game. We will have to be at our best to beat them and that is our goal.

‘I have made five changes to the starting line up with experienced players like Luke Marshall, Paddy Jackson and Andrew Boyle coming back into the team.’

Sportsnewsireland.com will bring you live score updates and commentary from the game,

Team:
15 – Tiernan O’Halloran (Galwegians/Connacht)
14 – Andrew Conway (Blackrock/Leinster)
13 – Brendan Macken (Blackrock/Leinster)
12 – Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)
11 – Andrew Boyle (UCD/Leinster)
10 – Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
9 – Kieran Marmion (UWIC/Exile)
1 – James Tracy (UCD/Leinster)
2 – Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) (capt)
3 – Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
4 – Michael Kearney (Clontarf/Leinster)
5 – Iain Henderson (Queen’s University/Ulster) Daniel
6 – Eoin McKeon (Galwegians/Connacht)
7 – Dominic Gallagher (Dublin University/Ulster)
8 – Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Replacements:
16 -David Doyle (UCD/Leinster)
17 – Conor Carey (Ballymena/Ulster)
18 – Daniel Qualter (Buccaneers/Connacht)
19 – Shane Buckley (Garryowen/Munster)
20 – Peter du Toit (UCD/Leinster)
21 – James McKinney (Queen’s University/Ulster)
22 – Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)

Sportsnewsireland.com will have live score updates on all GAA Championship matches over the summer.

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