Irish Under 20s face Kiwis for third place
Coach Mike Ruddock has made a number of changes for the bronze medal match
Irish centre Garry Ringrose scores a try against England in their semifinal in New Zealand at the IRB Under 20 World Cup. Photograph: Photosport/David Rowland/Inpho
Head Coach Mike Ruddock has made a number changes to the side that lost out to England in the semifinal match.
Jack O’Donoghue has been ruled out of the game as he continues to observe to the ‘return to play’ concussion protocols. Peadar Timmins will captain the side.
The back row sees Timmins joined by Rory Moloney, who is named at openside flanker with Frank Taggart moving to number 8.
Dylan Donnellan and Oisin Heffernan both make their first start of the tournament partnering Peter Dooley in the front row with Darragh Moloney named in the second row alongside Ross Moloney.
TG4 will broadcast this game live on Friday morning (6.05am Irish Time) ahead of the IRB JWC Final.
Ireland Under-20: Cian Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster); Ciaran Gaffney (Galwegians/Connacht), Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster), Harrisson Brewer (Terenure/Leinster), Alex Wootton (Garryowen/Munster); Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster), Nick McCarthy (UCD/Leinster), Peter Dooley (Lansdowne/Leinster), Dylan Donnellan (UCD/Leinster), Oisin Heffernan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Darragh Moloney (Cork Constitution/Munster), Ross Molony (UCD/Leinster), Peadar Timmins (UCD/Leinster) Capt, Rory Moloney (Buccaneers/Connacht), Frank Taggart (Belfast Harlequins/ Ulster). Replacements - Max Abbott (Cork Constitution/Munster), Denis Coulson (Lansdowne/Leinster), Rory Burke (Cork Constitution/Munster), Stephen Gardiner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Josh Murphy (UCD/Leinster), Ryan Foley (Lansdowne/Leinster), Conor McKeon (Lansdowne/Leinster), Dan Goggin (Young Munster /Munster)