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    U-20’s going for the Slam....



    Under 20s Unchanged For Italy





    -Keith Earls V Scotland





    For the first time in this year’s Six Nations U20 Championship, Ireland Coach Eric Elwood has named an unchanged Ireland U20 team (sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers) which will take on Italy this Friday (March 16th).


    The U20’s clinched the Triple Crown last weekend with a 31 – 8 victory over Scotland and now head into their final game against Italy looking to secure an unprecedented U20 Grand Slam.


    Commenting on the game, Ireland Coach Eric Elwood said, “We all know what a great opportunity this is, but rather then focus on the prize at the end, we are looking for the players to focus on the performance”.


    “In the last game against Scotland, we probably had a certain amount of nerves and we played a little bit within ourselves in the first half, but the second half was a vast improvement and near the levels of where we wanted. Italy will be a big challenge and will be very physical up front as they have shown in their previous games, so we have to be able to meet that challenge”.


    “Overall, the championship has allowed the players to really prosper and play to their potential and if they continue to do that, hopefully we will be on the right side of the result”.


    The Ireland Under 20 team to play Italy U20 in the Six Nations Under 20 Championship on Friday, 16h March at 13.30hrs GMT (14.30 local time) in Santa Colomba Stadium, Benevento, is as follows:


    Player Club/Province&nbsp ; ; ;&nbsp ; ; ;&nbsp ; ; ;


    15 - Felix Jones&nbsp ;&nbsp ; Seapoint/Leinster


    14 - Shane Monahan Dublin University/Leinster


    13 - Darren CaveBelfast Harlequins/Ulster


    12 - Aidan Wynne Buccaneers/Connacht


    11 - Keith Earls Thomond/Munster


    10 - Ian Keatley UCD/Leinster


    9 - Paul O'DonohoeUCD/Leinster


    1 - Cian HealyClontarf/Leinster


    2 - Richard SweeneySt. Mary’s College/Leinster


    3 - Jamie Hagan Greystones/Leinster


    4 - Conor Mc InerneyUCD/Leinste r


    5 - Andrew Browne Galwegians/Connacht


    6 - Thomas Anderson Dungannon/Ulster


    7 - Kevin Sheahan UCD/Leinster


    8 - David Pollock CaptainQUB/U lster





    Replacements


    16 - Ger Slattery&nbs p; Young Munster/Munster


    17 - Ruaidhri Murphy Lansdowne/Leinster


    18 - Neilus Keogh UCC/Munster


    19 - Eoghan GraceShannon/Munster
    <P
    Seas suas agus troid!

    #2
    Some going, in fairness.

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      #3


      Fair play, how many will make Coders RWC squad [img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]

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        #4
        If they are lucky a few of these boys ,might make the cut for the 2019 WC.

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          #5
          Hasn't Pollock been touted for Ireland since he was 15?

          Well done to all involved. Bodes well.

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            #6
            They really got out of jail against the junior taffs though. Still though they have ground out wins and one or two players have put their hands up, to quote Eddie Hitler.
            The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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              #7
              Where's Benevento?? Anywhere near Rome?

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                #8


                Benevento is a town and comune of Campania, Italy, capital of the province of Benevento, 50 km northeast of Naples. It is situated on a hill 130 m (300 ft) above sea-level at the confluence of the Calore and Sabato. It is also the seat of a Catholic archbishop.


                Benevento occupies the site of the ancient Beneventum, originally Maleventum or more correctly Maloeis (derived from the Greek word for apple malon). The Romans' theory that it meant "the site of bad events", from Mal(um) + eventum. In the imperial period it was supposed to have been founded by Diomedes after the Trojan War.


                Population 63,000.

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                  #9


                  The game is being shown live in Italy on Sport Italia, eventhough it is a 1330 kick off. I was hoping that Santy or RTE might show some deferred coverage, butI can't find any listings anywhwere for it. It would be a great achievement for them.

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                    #10
                    Pollock is a class player, very destructive i think he's more of a 6/8 than an out and out 7. Captained Ireland at every level including the U-21's last season as a 19 year old!

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                      #11


                      Philpott captained the u21s last year, no?


                      I always had the sneaking suspicion that his captaincy was the only reason he was the starting hooker ahead of Cronin.
                      Shameless self promotion time ladies and gents!
                      Munster: Early Season
                      Munster: Escape from Pool of Death
                      Munster: HEC Champions 2007/2008
                      Munster: Full Season Highlights.

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                        #12
                        RTE are to stream the game live on the net for those in Ireland, k.o. 1330

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                          #13
                          Poorest version of the Italian anthem I've heard.


                          Good quality stream though.

                          Shameless self promotion time ladies and gents!
                          Munster: Early Season
                          Munster: Escape from Pool of Death
                          Munster: HEC Champions 2007/2008
                          Munster: Full Season Highlights.

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                            #14

                            10-0 to Italy, penalty and converted pushover try.
                            Shameless self promotion time ladies and gents!
                            Munster: Early Season
                            Munster: Escape from Pool of Death
                            Munster: HEC Champions 2007/2008
                            Munster: Full Season Highlights.

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                              #15
                              Philpott captained the U21s until Cronin replaced him, when Cronin replaced him Pollock took over the captaincy.

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