THE IRELAND U20 team to play England at Dubarry Park this Friday has been announced, with Robbie Henshaw dropping from the senior squad in order to make his first start for Mike Ruddock’s side.
Henshaw has been named along with David Panter and Rory Scholes as part of an unfamiliar-looking back three.
Mark Roche also makes his first start for the side at centre, while Peter Dooley is named in the front row with George McGuigan and Chris Taylor.
The game kicks off at 7.35pm tomorrow.
In addition, the Connacht team to face Scarlets tomorrow in Round 14 of the RaboDirect PRO12 league has also been announced.
Kyle Tonetti starts for the first time this season, following an injury-troubled few months, while Tiernan O’Halloran replaces Henshaw at full-back and Mick Kearney is named in place of Ireland international Mike McCarthy.
That game kicks off at 7.30pm in Parc y Scarlets.
15. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/ Connacht) 14. David Panter (Corinthians/Connacht) 13. Tom Daly (Lansdowne/Leinster) 12. Mark Roche (Lansdowne/ Connacht) 11. Rory Scholes (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 10. Rory Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 9. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) Captain 1. Peter Dooley (Lansdowne/Leinster) 2. George McGuigan (Newcastle Falcons/Exile 3. Chris Taylor (Malone/Ulster) 4. Gavin Thornbury (UCD/Leinster) 5. John Donnan (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 6. Peadar Timmins (UCD/Leinster) 7. Ryan Murphy (Dolphin/Munster) 8. Conor Joyce (Malone/Ulster) Replacements: 16. John Andrew (Ballymena/Ulster) 17. Ryan Furness (Worcester Warriors/Exile) 18. Adam Boland (Lansdowne/ Connacht) 19. Sean McCarthy (Shannon/Munster) 20. Josh Van Der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 21. John Creighton (Malone /Ulster) 22. Eogháin Quinn (Lansdowne/ Leinster) 23. Darren Sweetnam (UCC/Munster)
15. Tiernan O’Halloran 14. Danie Poolman 13. Eoin Griffin 12. Kyle Tonetti 11. Fetu’u Vainikolo 10. Dan Parks 9. Kieran Marmion 1. Brett Wilkinson 2. Jason Harris-Wright 3. Nathan White (captain) 4. Michael Swift 5. Mick Kearney 6. Andrew Browne 7. Johnny O’Connor 8. Eoin McKeon Replacements: Ethienne Reynecke, Rodney Ah You, Ronan Loughney, Willie Faloon, John Muldoon, Paul O’Donohoe, Miah Nikora, Gavin Duffy.