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Bill Johnston named in World Rugby U20 Championship Squad

Local interest as Ireland U20 Head Coach Nigel Carolan has named his side to face Wales in Ireland's opening game of the World Rugby U20 Championship at the Manchester City Academy Stadium this evening @ 5.30pm.

Munster's Bill Johnston is amongst those in line to win their first caps at U20 level.

The game, which will be live on TG4 and Sky Sports 1, kicks off at 5.30pm and will be refereed by New Zealander Paul Williams.

Ireland U20 v Wales U20.

Manchester City Academy Stadium, Tuesday 7th June, 5.30pm.

15. Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins / Ulster)

14. Matthew Byrne (Terenure / Leinster)

13. Shane Daly (Cork Con / Munster)

12. Conor O'Brien (Clontarf / Leinster)

11. Hugo Keenan (UCD / Leinster)

10. Bill Johnston (Garryowen / Munster)*

9. Stephen Kerins (Sligo / Connacht)

1. Andrew Porter (UCD / Leinster)

2. Adam McBurney (Ballymena / Ulster)

3. Conor Kenny (Buccaneers / Connacht)

4. Cillian Gallagher (Sligo / Connacht)

5. James Ryan (Lansdowne / Leinster) Captain

6. Greg Jones (UCD / Leinster)

7. David Aspil (St.Mary's RFC / Leinster)*

8. Max Deegan (Lansdowne / Leinster)


16. Vincent O'Brien (Cork Con / Munster)*

17. Vakh Abdaladze (Clontarf / Leinster)*

18. Ben Betts (Young Munster / Munster)

19. Sean O'Connor (Cashel / Munster)

20. Kelvin Brown (Shannon / Munster)

21. Niall Saunders (Epsom College)

22. Johnny McPhillips (Queens University / Ulster)

23. Jimmy O'Brien (UCD / Leinster)

*Denotes Uncapped at this level

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