Rising Stars Shine: Ireland Names Youthful Squad for U20 Rugby World Championship

Ireland’s national rugby union team has unveiled a dynamic 30-player roster for the upcoming U20 World Rugby Championship in South Africa. The squad features a mix of experienced returners and promising young talents, led by veteran captain Evan O’Connell, nephew of legendary player Paul O’Connell.

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Ireland Unveil 30-Player Roster for U20 World Rugby Championship

Dublin, May 15 – The Ireland national rugby union team has announced their 30-player squad for the upcoming World Rugby U20 Championship in South Africa. Veteran Evan O’Connell, nephew of legendary player Paul O’Connell, has been named captain of the youthful side.

The squad features four uncapped players – forwards Max Flynn and Mikey Yarr, along with backs Ruben Moloney and Jake O’Riordan. They join a group of five returning players from last year’s tournament, where Ireland finished as runners-up to France.

New head coach Willie Faloon, who took over from Richie Murphy, is eager to see his charges perform well on the global stage.

“It is an exciting time for the squad as we prepare to depart for the World Rugby U20 Championship. It has been a competitive couple of weeks as the squad have pushed each other in preparation for the tournament, and we know we will need to grow and evolve as a team from the Six Nations for what will be a challenging couple of weeks against quality opposition in South Africa,” Faloon commented.

Ireland will face Australia, Italy, and Georgia in Pool B of the tournament, which takes place from June 29 to July 19 in the Cape Town region. The team will be looking to improve on their runner-up finish last year and claim the U20 rugby union world title.

With a mix of experienced heads and promising young talent, the Ireland U20 rugby union squad will be aiming to make their mark on the prestigious World Rugby Championship in the coming weeks.

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