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Ireland U-20 coach Mike Ruddock sticks with team for France play-off

Updated: Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 16:18 | Comments

Barry Daly, try scorer against England, is named on the wing
Barry Daly, try scorer against England, is named on the wing

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Ireland Under-20 coach Mike Ruddock has named an unchanged side to face France in the final game of the IRB Junior World Championship.

Ruddock’s charges beat England 27-12 to set up a fifth/sixth-place play-off with France and the Welshman knows they face another hard game.

He said, “We are expecting another tough game against France. Particularly as we defeated them in the Six Nations earlier in the year, they will be gunning for revenge. 

"We have done our homework and hopefully our legs will carry us through another important victory.”

Ireland Under-20 team to play France at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on Friday 22 June, (kick-off 1.15pm): 

15. Peter Nelson, 14. Barry Daly, 13. Stuart Olding, 12. Chris Farrell, 11. Foster Horan, 10. JJ Hanrahan, 9. Kieran Marmion; 1. Des Merrey, 2. Niall Scannell (c) 3. Tadhg Furlong, 4. Alan O'Connor, 5. Tadhg Beirne, 6. Iain Henderson, 8. Jack Conan, 7. Jordan Coghlan. 

Replacements: 16. James Rael, 17. Peter Reilly, 18. Jake Cawley, 19. Shane Buckley, 20. Aaron Conneely, 21. Luke McGrath, 22. Jack Carty, 23. Conor Finn. 

*This game will be shown live on TG4

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