Henshaw to start for Under-20s


Rugby:Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw will make his first start for Ireland’s Under-20s against England tomorrow night after being released from Rabo duty by Connacht. The dynamic fullback, who has been training with the Irish senior panel, had been held back from Ireland’s defeat by Wales last weekend by Connacth after featuring for the Wolfhounds the previous week.

However, Henshaw was excused Rabo duty by Connacht coach Eric Elwood and will feature in an Irish side alongside David Panter and Rory Scholes in a new look back three.

Mark Roche, also making his first appearance of the tournament, will partner Tom Daly in the centre while coach Mike Ruddock has named Peter Dooley in the front row alongside George McGuigan and Chris Taylor.

England named their side yesterday, making four changes to the side that beat Scotland 15-6 in their opening game, with Mark Jennings, Henry Purdy, Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi and Scott Wilson coming in to the starting line-up.

Ireland Under-20:R Henshaw (Buccaneers/ Connacht); D Panter (Corinthians/Connacht), T Daly (Lansdowne/Leinster), M Roche (Lansdowne/ Connacht), R Scholes (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster); R Scannell (Dolphin/Munster), L McGrath (UCD/Leinster); P Dooley (Lansdowne/Leinster), G McGuigan (Newcastle Falcons/Exile), C Taylor (Malone/Ulster); G Thornbury (UCD/Leinster), J Donnan (Ballynahinch/Ulster); P Timmins (UCD/Leinster), R Murphy (Dolphin/Munster), C Joyce (Malone/Ulster). Replacements:J Andrew (Ballymena/Ulster), R Furness (Worcester Warriors/Exile), A Boland (Lansdowne/ Connacht), S McCarthy (Shannon/Munster), J Van Der Flier (UCD/Leinster), J Creighton (Malone /Ulster), E Quinn (Lansdowne/ Leinster), D Sweetnam (UCC/Munster).

England Under-20:B Howard (Worcester); J Arnott (Exeter), M Jennings (Sale), S Hill (Exter), H Purdy (Leicester); H Slade (Exeter), A Day (Northampton); D Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampto), L Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), S Wilson (Newcastle), E Stooke (Gloucester), D Barrow (Leeds), R Moriarty (Gloucester), J Conlon (Exeter), J Clifford (Harlequins). Replacements:M Crumpton (Saracens), N Morris (Wasps), D Herriott (Northampton), T Jubb (Saracens), H Wells (Leicester), N Fowles (Sale), W Hooley (Northampton), T Collins (Northampton) .

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