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Ireland u20 2021

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Do we think the u20 6 Nations will go ahead this year? If so, what will our squad look like? I know there are a number of players returning from last years' team. I know they held a camp in the last few weeks but not certain of which players were there. These are the players still eligible from last years' team:

Tim Corkery ( Outhalf )
Cathal Forde ( Outhalf )
Dan Kelly ( Centre ) ( unlikely to play as he play regularly for Leicester Tigers )
Joe McCarthy ( Second Row )
Conor McKee ( Wing )
Ben Moxham ( Centre / Wing )
Ben Murphy ( Scrumhalf )
Harry O'Riordan ( Centre )
Alex Soroka ( Backrow )
Tom Stewart ( Hooker )

The following Leinster players were spotted at the Irish u20 camp ( credit to Mildlyinterested ) :

Jack Boyle(LH Prop/St. Michaels) - u19
Aaron Rowan(LH Prop/Blackrock) - u19
Lee Barron(Hooker/St. Michaels)
Ronan Loughnane(Hooker/Roscrea)
Sam Illo(TH Prop/Wesley)
Ben Griffin(TH Prop/Castleknock)
Mark Morrissey(Lock/Blackrock) - u19
Will Hickey(Backrow/St. Michaels)
Aaron Coleman(Backrow/Belvedere)
Mark Boyle(Backrow/Gorey RFC)
Will Reilly(Scrumhalf/Portloaise RFC)
Harry Colbert(Outhalf/Gonzaga)
Marcus Kiely(Centre/Newbridge)
Chris Cosgrave(Back Three/St. Michaels)
Matthew McGetrick(Wing/Terenure)

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I doubt it will go ahead next month anyway.. certainly doesn't look good right now.

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Potential irish u20 squad players:

LH Prop
Jack Boyle(Michaels/Leinster) - u19
Hugo O'Malley(Blackrock/Leinster)
Aaron Rowan(Blackorck/Leinster) - u19
George Saunderson(Sullivan/Ulster)
Mark Donnelly(CBC/Munster)

TH Prop
Oscar Egan(Coleraine/Ulster)
Paddy McAlpine(Campbell/Ulster)
Sam Illo(Wesley/Leinster)
Ben Griffin(Castleknock/Leinster)
Shane Connolly(Roscrea/Leinster)

Hooker
Lee Barron(Michaels/Leinster)
Ronan Loughnane(Roscrea/Leinster)
Tom Stewart(BRA/Ulster)
James McCormick(Dalradia/Ulster) - u19
Eoin de Buitlear(An Gaelthacht/Connacht)

Lock
Joe McCarthy(Blackrock/Leinster)
Mark Morrissey(Blackrock/Leinster) - u19
Paul Deeny(Wexford RFC/Leinster) - u19
Harry Sheridan(Sullivan/Ulster)
Darragh Murray(Buccaneers/Connacht)
John Forde(PBC/Munster)

Backrow
Alex Soroka(Belvedere/Leinster)
Will Hickey(Michaels/Leinster)
Mark Boyle(Gorey/Leinster)
Aaron Coleman(Belvedere/Leinster)
Hubert Costello(Corinthians/Connacht)
Oisin McCormack(Ballinasloe/Connacht)
Donnacha Byrne(Sligo/Connacht)
Diarmuid McCormack(Clongowes/Connacht)
Alex Kendellen(PBC/Munster)
Daniel Okeke(Ardscoil Ris/Munster)
Jack Kelleher(PBC/Munster)
Nick Greene(Bandon Grammar/Munster) - u19
Conor Moloney(Ennis RFC/Munster) - u19
Rueben Crothers(Wallace/Ulster) - u19

Scrumhalf
Nathan Doak(Wallace/Ulster)*
Conor McKee(Sullivan/Ulster)
Ben Murphy(Pres Bray/Munster)
Will Reilly(Portlaoise/Leinster)
Rob Gilsenan(St. Michaels/Leinster)
Ethan Coughlan(Ennis RFC/Munster) - u19

Outhalf
Tim Corkery(Kilkenny RFC/Leinster)
Charlie Tector(Kilkenny/Leinster) - u19
Cian Whooley(CBC/Munster)
Cathal Forde(Corinthians/Connacht)
James Humphreys(Queens/Ulster)

Outside Backs
Harry O'Riordan(CBC/Munster)
Alan Flannery(Rockwell/Munster)
Aaron Leahy(CBC/Munster)
Ben Moxham(Ballymena/Ulster)*
Conor Rankin(Campbell/Ulster)
Jude Postlethwaite(RBAI/Ulster) - u19
Ben Carson(Wallace/Ulster) - u19
Shane Jennings(Ballinasloe RFC/Connacht)
Hubert Gilvarry(Sligo RFC/Connacht)
Rory McCleane(Oughterard RFC/Connacht)
Harry Colbert(Gonzaga/Leinster)
Marcus Kiely(Newbridge/Leinster)
Karl Martin(Boyne RFC/Leinster) - u19
Jamie Osborne(Naas RFC/Leinster)
Chris Cosgrave(Michaels/Leinster)
Matt McGettrick(Terenure/Leinster)
Shane Mallon(Longford RFC-Roscrea/Leinster) - u19
Dan Kelly(Leicester Tigers)

Full academy = bold
senior appearance for a province = *
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Prop wise Mc alpine and O Malley not involved in that recent camp. Shane Connolly Roscrea was there

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I read an article about the ladies 6 nations and the issue they could run into is whether each government classes ladies as "elite" athletes for the purposes of playing, travelling ect. Could the 20s face the same problem? Could they be put in a bubble? Would that be too costly given current financial situation?

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Longtimelurker wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 5:09 pm
Prop wise Mc alpine and O Malley not involved in that recent camp. Shane Connolly Roscrea was there
thanks, wasn't sure on them.

Listed them more because they were capped at u18 level for this age grade. I know Mcalpine is in the ulster sub-academy, not sure about O'Malley, tho I know he was playing with UCD u20's at the start of the season.

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Is James Humphreys any relation to David ?

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erskinechilders wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 9:17 pm
Is James Humphreys any relation to David ?
son.

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Longtimelurker wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 5:31 pm
I read an article about the ladies 6 nations and the issue they could run into is whether each government classes ladies as "elite" athletes for the purposes of playing, travelling ect. Could the 20s face the same problem? Could they be put in a bubble? Would that be too costly given current financial situation?
It's a good question. I suspect that the tournament will be postponed, a la the women's edition. The countries involved are more likely to be in a better situation with regards to the spread of [and vaccination against] Covid-19 in April.

There is only a quite small overlap in terms of playing personnel and/or staff between the U20s and the professional sides, so this wouldn't unduly stress playing strength in terms of the pro game, i.e. they would not complain or get in the way of the fixtures being moved.

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https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... -1.4455583

"The likelihood is that there will be no World Junior Championship in 2021 and that the Six Nations or a version of that tournament will take its place in June or July."

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Sounds like McNamara could have a different job in the summer.

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dropkick wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Sounds like McNamara could have a different job in the summer.
with Leinster I believe.

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The Women’s Six Nations and Under-20s competitions, which are traditionally run in tandem with the men’s, are set to be postponed until April and May, with official confirmation of their delay expected on Wednesday.

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France Under 20s played Italy Under 20s today.... France won 25-24

Link if anyone wants to watch it....

https://www.facebook.com/FranceRugby/vi ... 595847352/

Surprised, would have thought under 20s Rugby wouldn't be played at the moment given the current numbers.

Edited to add I'm actually not surprised they played after having a look at their Covid numbers.... It seems not every country made an utter sh*té of it over Christmas like we did :lol:

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Longtimelurker wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 4:30 pm
France Under 20s played Italy Under 20s today.... France won 25-24

Link if anyone wants to watch it....

https://www.facebook.com/FranceRugby/vi ... 595847352/

Surprised, would have thought under 20s Rugby wouldn't be played at the moment given the current numbers.

Edited to add I'm actually not surprised they played after having a look at their Covid numbers.... It seems not every country made an utter sh*té of it over Christmas like we did :lol:
It wasnt France's main 20s. They are at a training camp in Portugal right now. It was their development 20s side

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Cheers for the correction. Was it Italys 20s side or development too.

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Longtimelurker wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 10:13 pm
Cheers for the correction. Was it Italys 20s side or development too.
Italys 20s. They wouldnt have player depth for 2 sides to be competitive.

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The U20s Six Nations will take place across June and July in the same format as originally planned, but through a condensed 3-week period. The tournament is expected to start on 19 June.

Further fixture dates, venues and kick off times for both tournaments will be announced in due course.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 2:31 pm
The U20s Six Nations will take place across June and July in the same format as originally planned, but through a condensed 3-week period. The tournament is expected to start on 19 June.

Further fixture dates, venues and kick off times for both tournaments will be announced in due course.
What about the World Cup?

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Lock9541 wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 2:43 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 2:31 pm
The U20s Six Nations will take place across June and July in the same format as originally planned, but through a condensed 3-week period. The tournament is expected to start on 19 June.

Further fixture dates, venues and kick off times for both tournaments will be announced in due course.
What about the World Cup?
Cancelled.

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