Ireland Under-20s have made four changes from the side that lost to Wales for their final Six Nations game in Scotland on Friday (7.30pm).
 
A reworked pack sees Conan O'Donnell join Jeremy Loughman and Zack McCall in the front row. Alex Thompson returns to the second row to partner David O'Connor and Josh Murphy returns to the back row with Nick Timoney and Lorcan Dow.
 
Michael Lagan and Oisin Heffernan are named in the replacements along with Jack Dawn, who comes into the match-day 23 for the first time.
 
Head coach Nigel Carolan said, "We have always said that this tournament is about building players for the future and empowering them to react to what happens on the pitch.”
 
"While we were disappointed with our performance against Wales last Friday, the lads have responded well in training and are looking forward to making amends this Friday.”
 
"Scotland will present us with another tough challenge but we are confident that we can finish this campaign on a high.”

The championship will be won by the victor of England v France but Ireland should secure third place if they beat the Scots.
 
Ireland Under-20 XV: Billy Dardis (UCD/ Leinster); Ciaran Gaffney (Galwegians/Connacht), Garry Ringrose (UCD/ Leinster), Sam Arnold (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/ Munster); Ross Byrne (UCD / Leinster), Nick McCarthy (UCD/ Leinster) (capt); Jeremy Loughman (UCD / Leinster), Zack McCall (QUB/Ulster), Conan O'Donnell (Sligo/NUIG/Connacht); David O'Connor (St. Mary's/Leinster), Alex Thompson (QUB/Ulster), Josh Murphy (UCD/Leinster); Nick Timoney (St. Mary's/Leinster), Lorcan Dow (QUB/Ulster).

Replacements: Adam McBurney (Ballymena/Ulster), Michael Lagan (Ballymena/Ulster), Oisin Heffernan (Terenure/Leinster), Jack Dawn (UCD/Leinster), Stephen McVeigh (Buccaneers/ Connacht), Conor Young (QUB/Ulster), Joey Carbery (UCD/Leinster), Jacob Stockdale (QUB/ Ulster).