The Ireland Under-20 squad has been named by coach Allen Clarke for this year's IRB Junior World Championship which will take place in the Santa Fé region of Argentina in June.

Clarke has named a 25-man squad with one further position to be filled.

The squad has a familiar look as there is only one player named that did not take part in this year's 6 Nations tournament, with Leinster's Noel Reid coming in the squad. Five players return to the JWC from last year's squad including Captain Rhys Ruddock.

The Irish side head into this year's tournament with the Under-20's 6 Nations title safely tucked under their belt.

Clark said: ‘We are looking forward to the IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina in June and have strong foundations to build on from the work we have done during the 6 nations.’

Ireland has been placed in Pool B of the Junior World Championship and their opening three games see them play France, England and host nation Argentina.

IRB Junior Rugby World Cup Squad 2010:

Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Denis Buckley (Corinthians/Connacht), Patrick Butler (Shannon/ Munster), Bryan Cagney (UCC/Munster), Andrew Conway (Blackrock/Leinster), John Cooney (UCD/Leinster), David Doyle (UCD/Leinster), Eoin Griffin (Corinthians/Connacht), Brian Hayes (Cork Constitution/Munster), Michael Heaney (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Darren Hudson (St. Mary's/Leinster), Brendan Macken (Blackrock/Leinster), Stewart Maguire (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Ben Marshall (UCD/Leinster), James McKinney (Queens/Ulster), Jordi Murphy (Blackrock/Leinster), Robin O'Sullivan (Bective/Leinster), David O'Callaghan (UCC/Munster)*, Jack O'Connell (Lansdowne/Leinster)*, Tiernan O'Halloran (Galwegians/Connacht), Noel Reid (UCD/Leinster), Rhys Ruddock (UCD/Leinster)*, Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster)*, Nevin Spence (Ballynahinch/Ulster)*, Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster), AN Other.

*Denotes players who were involved with last year's JWC

Fixtures:
5 June – v France, 2pm
9 June – v England, 2pm
13 June v Argentina, 4pm

All matches at Estadio El Coloso del Parque, Rosario.