Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has named his side to face England on Tuesday in their opening game of the World Rugby Under-20 World Championships.

The game takes place at the Club de Rugby Atheneo Immaculada in Santa Fe, kicking off at 7.30pm Irish time.

There is a familiar front-row of Josh Wycherley, Dylan Tierny-Martin and Tom Clarkson.

Packing down behind in them in the second-row are captain Charlie Ryan and Ryan Baird.

The back-row will see David McCann at number 6, John Hodnett at 7 and Azur Allison will win his first Under-20 cap at Number 8.

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Craig Casey starts at scrum-half alongside his Shannon RFC clubmate Jake Flannery who lines out at out-half.

Stewart Moore will earn his first Under-20 cap at centre, where he partners Liam Turner.

The back-three sees Jonathan Wren and Angus Kernohan on the wings, with Iwan Hughes set to win his first U-20 cap from full-back.

World Rugby have introduced a change to how replacements can be used for the U20 World Championships, with the remaining squad members outside of the starting XV all allowed to be named on the replacements.

McNamara said: "We arrived into Santa Fe on Thursday and the players have settled in really well. They’ve focused on their recovery after the travel and are now looking forward to taking the field and getting things underway.

"We know from the Six Nations that England are a good side, and they have a lot of tradition in this tournament, but the primary focus is ourselves and what we control on the day."

Ireland team: Iwan Hughes, Angus Kernohan, Liam Turner, Stewart Moore, Jonathan Wren, Jake Flannery, Craig Casey, Josh Wycherley, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Tom Clarkson, Charlie Ryan, Ryan Baird, David McCann, John Hodnett, Azur Allison