Thirteen Munster players at Ireland U-20 camps

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Thirteen Munster players at Ireland U-20 camps

THIRTEEN Munster players have attended Ireland U-20 camps as part of the side’s preparation for next springs U-20 6 Nations Championship.

The 13 players from Munster who have been involved in Ireland U-20 camps to date include Joey Conway, James Kendrick, Fineen Wycherley, Gavin Coombes, John Foley, Jack Stafford, Conor Fitzgerald, Alex McHenry, Calvin Nash, Alan Tynan, Colm Hogan, Liam Coombes and Peadar Collins.

Munster elite player development officer Colm McMahon said: "A two-day camp was held in Galway last week and we had 13 players involved although John Foley did have to be withdrawn as he prepared for the Maori game here in Munster. 

“Gavin Coombes, Fineen Wycherley, Calvin Nash and the returning Bill Johnston joined a large number of our sub-academy players in the camp as preparations step up for next year's U20 6 Nations. 

"Once again this Christmas we'll see Ireland U20 take on a Munster A/Development side (Thomond Park, December 29, 1pm) and they'll do the same in Leinster.

“Everyone still in the mix for Irish selection is given 80 minutes in one of the games or they are involved in both games, playing for either Ireland or their province."