Limerick’s Quinn returns for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup semi-final

Ruadhan Quinn of Ireland is tackled by Ned Slack-Smit of Australia during the U20 Rugby World Cup match between Australia and Ireland at Paarl Gymnasium in Paarl, South Africa. Photo: Thinus Maritz/Sportsfile

RUADHÁN Quinn has been declared fit and will line-out for Ireland in the Under-20 Rugby World Cup semi-final against hosts South Africa in Cape Town this afternoon (kick-off 3.30pm).   

The 19-year-old Old Crescent ace picked-up a knock in the win over Australia and was rested in the subsequent defeat of Fiji. He featured prominently in the opening round draw with England.   

Quinn has been chosen at openside flanker in a back-row that also includes Diarmuid Mangan and Brian Gleeson of Garryowen.  

In his still fledging career at this level, Quinn has garnered 25 points for Ireland.  

Evan O’Connell of UL Bohemian is among a strong bench available to coach Richie Murphy.  

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There is full coverage available on Virgin Media Two, with live coverage to follow on the same channel of the other semi-final between France and England.