Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw has been named in the Ireland Under-20 team for this Friday’s against England at Dubarry Park, Athlone.
Head coach Mike Ruddock gives Henshaw his first Under-20’s cap at full back.
Henshaw who appeared for the O2 Ireland Wolfhounds last month has been named alongside David Panter and Rory Scholes in a new look back three.
Mark Roche, also making his first appearance of the tournament, will partner Tom Daly in the centre.
Peter Dooley has been named in the front row alongside George McGuigan and Chris Taylor.
Watch Ireland Under-20 v England Under-20 live on RTÉ 2 and online at RTE.ie on Friday evening from 7.30pm.
Ireland Under-20 Team to play England: Robbie Henshaw, David Panter, Tom Daly, Mark Roche, Rory Scholes, Rory Scannell, Luke McGrath, Peter Dooley, George McGuigan, Chris Taylor, Gavin Thornbury, John Donnan, Peadar Timmins, Ryan Murphy, Conor Joyce)
Replacements: John Andrew, Ryan Furness, Adam Boland, Sean McCarthy, Josh Van Der Flier, John Creighton, Eogháin Quinn, Darren Sweetnam