Young Munster centre Dan Goggin has been included in the Ireland U-20 team to play England in the 6 Nations on Saturday.
Goggin, who played schools rugby with St Munchin’s last season and who has featured for Young Munster in the AIL this season as well as the Munster ‘A’ team, is named at outside centre.
However, there was bad news for UL Bohs Number 8 Jack O’Donoghue as injury rules him out. Bruff scrum-half Jack Cullen is again named on the bench.
The Ireland U-20 team easily got the better of Scotland in their first game but then disappointed when losing against Wales.
They play England on Saturday in Northampton’s home ground Franklins Garden. That game kicks off at 6.15pm.
Ireland U-20: David Busby (QUB, Ulster); Cian Kelleher (Lansdowne, Leinster), Dan Goggin (Young Munster, Munster), Peter Robb (Old Belvedere, Leinster), Adam Byrne (UCD, Leinster); Ross Byrne (UCD, Leinster), Nick McCarthy (UCD, Leinster); Peter Dooley (Lansdowne, Leinster), Max Abbott (Cork Con, Munster), Rory Burke (Cork Con, Munster); Sean O’Brien (Galwegians, Connacht), Ross Molony (UCD, Leinster); Peadar Timmins (UCD, Leinster), Dan Leavy (UCD, Leinster) Frankie Taggart (Belfast Harlequins, Ulster).
Replacements: Sean McNulty (UCD, Munster), Denis Coulsen (Lansdowne, Leinster), Oisin Heffernan (Lansdowne, Leinster), Joe Joyce (Bristol, Exiles), Michael Trigg (Lansdowne, Leinster), Jack Cullen (Bruff, Munster), Conor McKeon (Lansdowne, Leinster), Harrison Brewer (Terenure, Leinster).