Lansdowne Senior Squad members Jack O’Connell starts at Loosehead Prop, Dominic Ryan (pictured right) at 7 and new signing John Cooney at scrum half for the competition opener v France Saturday evening.
In addition Jordi Murphy, who also signed for next season, is in the extended squad that travelled to Argentina for the Junior World Cup – the squad is managed by Mick Kearney.
Kick-off 6.10pm Irish time – Live on Setanta.
(v France, IRB Junior World Championship, Estadio El Coloso del Parque, Rosario, Saturday, June 5, kick-off 2.10pm local time/6.10pm Irish time):
15 - Andrew Conway (Blackrock College/Leinster)
14 - Tiernan O'Halloran (Galwegians/Connacht)
13 - Eoin Griffin (Corinthians/Connacht)
12 - Nevin Spence (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
11 - Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)
10 - James McKinney (Queen's University/Ulster)
9 - John Cooney (UCD/Leinster)
1 - Jack O'Connell (Lansdowne/Leinster)
2 - Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
3 - Stewart Maguire (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
4 - David O'Callaghan (UCC/Munster)
5 - Ben Marshall (UCD/Leinster)
6 - Rhys Ruddock (UCD/Leinster) (capt)
7 - Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
8 - Patrick Butler (Shannon/Munster)
16 - David Doyle (UCD/Leinster)
17 - Bryan Cagney (UCC/Munster)
18 - Brian Hayes (Cork Constitution/Munster)
19 - Brian O'Hara (UL Bohemians/Munster)
20 - Michael Heaney (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
21 - Noel Reid (UCD/Leinster)
22 - Darren Hudson (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Saturday, June 5: Ireland v France, Estadio El Coloso del Parque, Rosario, 2.10pm local time (6.10pm Irish time)
Wednesday, June 9: Ireland v England, Estadio El Coloso del Parque, Rosario, 2.10pm local time (6.10pm Irish time)
Sunday, June 13: Argentina v Ireland, Estadio El Coloso del Parque, Rosario, 4.10pm local time (8.10pm Irish time)
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