Limerick pair on International under-20 duty

Ireland Under-20s captain Evan O'Connell. Photo: Ben McShane.

EVAN O’Connell (UL Bohemian) will once more captain Ireland out onto The Recreation Ground in Bath for tonight’s (Friday) Under-20 Six Nations Championship tilt with England.

O’Connell is joined by the returning Alan Spicer of UCD in the second-row.

The backline is that of Ben O’Connor, Finn Treacy and Hugo McLaughlin, with Hugh Gavin and Wilhelm de Klerk selected in midfield.

Jack Murphy and Oliver Coffey are the half-back pairing.

In the pack, Alex Usanov, Danny Sheahan and Jacob Boyd start in the front row. Joe Hopes joins Bryn Ward and Luke Murphy (Shannon) in the back row.

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Ireland have already beaten France, Italy and Wales.

This tie is difficult to call with England as marginal favourites.

Kick-off for the fixture is 7.15pm.