Emerging Ireland make four changes
Allen Clarke’s side to face Uruguay in final game of Tbilisi Cup on Sunday
Emerging Ireland’s Robbie Diack (left) has been ruled out of the game against Uruguay with a calf injury. Photograph: Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Inpho
Emerging Ireland coach Allen Clark had made four changes to the side that lost to South Africa ahead of the final game of the Tbilisi Cup against Uruguay on Sunday.
Connacht’s Eoin Griffin comes into the backline at centre, while there are three changes in the pack.
Dave O’Callaghan of Munster is included and joins David Foley in the secondrow, behind returning Ulster hooker Robert Herring, who replaces his provincial team-mate Niall Annett.
In the backrow, Eoin McKeon of Connacht is named at number eight in place of the injured Robbie Diack (calf).
Emerging Ireland: David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster); Niall Morris (Leicester/Exiles), Eoin Griffin (Galwegians/Connacht), Noel Reid (Clontarf/Leinster), Tiernan O’Halloran (Galwegians/Connacht); Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster), John Cooney (Lansdowne/Leinster); Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s/Leinster), Robert Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Michael Bent (Leinster); Dave O’Callaghan (Dolphin/Munster), David Foley (UL Bohemian/Munster); Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary’s/Leinster, capt), Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Eoin McKeon (Galwegians/Connacht)
Replacements: Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Richard Lutton (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Ian Nagle (Cork Constitution/Munster), Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Michael Heaney (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Brendan Macken (Blackrock/Leinster), Peter Nelson (Dungannon/ Ulster)