Details for Ireland's U20s Six Nations game against the Wales U20s tonight

Details for Ireland's U20s Six Nations game against the Wales U20s tonight

THE IRELAND U20s head to Wales in Colwyn Bay to take on the Wales U20s in the opening game of the U20 Six Nations tonight.  

Ritchie Murphy's side enter this year's tournament as champions and Grand Slam Winners.  

Three players who featured during last year’s Grand Slam-winning campaign start the game for the young Irish side.  

Here is more details for the game this Friday. 

Dublin , Ireland - 18 January 2023; Head coach Richie Murphy during a Ireland U20s squad announcement and media day at PwC offices in Dublin. (Photo By Ben McShane/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Where is it on? 

Stadium CSM Wales.

When is it on?

19:00 Irish time tonight

What TV station

Virgin Media Two

What time does coverage start


What happened last time

Ireland won 53-5 in Ireland

Ireland's record against Wales

Both have played each other 21 times, both have won 10 times and drawn once.

Who are match officials

Referee: Luc Ramos (FFR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ben Blain (SRU)
Assistant Referee 2: Benoit Rousselet (FFR)
TMO: Thomas Charabas (FFR)

Ireland captain

Gus McCarthy

Ireland head coach

Ritchie Murphy


Ireland U20s:

Fullack 15. James Nicholson (UCD/Leinster)
Winger: 14. Ike Anagu (La Rochelle/IQ Rugby)
Centres: 13. Hugh Cooney (Clontarf/Leinster), 12. John Devine (Corinthians/Connacht)
Winger: 11. Hugh Gavin (Galwegians/Connacht)
Out half: 10. Sam Prendergast (Lansdowne/Leinster) Scrum half: 9. Fintan Gunne (Terenure/Leinster)
Front row: 1. George Hadden (Clontarf/Leinster), 2. Gus McCarthy (UCD/Leinster)(captain), 3. Paddy McCarthy (DUFC/Leinster)
Second Row: 4. Diarmuid Mangan (UCD/Leinster) 5. Conor O’Tighearnaigh (UCD/Leinster)
Back row: 6. James McNabney (Ballymena/Ulster), 7. Ruadhán Quinn (Old Crescent/Munster), 8. Brian Gleeson (Garryowen/Munster)

Replacements: 16. Danny Sheahan (UCC/Munster), 17. George Morris (Lansdowne/Leinster), 18. Fiachna Barrett (Corinthians/Connacht), 19. Evan O’Connell (UL Bohemians/Munster), 20. Jacob Sheahan (UCC/Munster), 21. Oscar Cawley (Naas/Leinster), 22. Harry West (Buccaneers/Connacht), 23. Henry McErlean (Terenure/Leinster).

Fulback 15 Cameron Winnett (Cardiff Rugby)
Winger: 14 Llien Morgan (Ospreys)
Centres: 13 Louie Hennessey (Bath Rugby) 12 Harri Ackerman (Dragons)
Winger: 11 Harri Houston ((Ospreys)
Out half;10 Dan Edwards (Ospreys) Scrum half: 9 Archie Hughes (Scarlets);
Front Row: 1 Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths (Dragons, 2 Sam Scarfe (Dragons), 3 Tomas Pritchard (Scarlets)
Second Row: 4 Liam Edwards (Ospreys) 5 Jonny Green (Harlequins)
Back Row: 6 Ryan Woodman (Dragons – CAPT), 7 Luca Giannini (Scarlets), 8 Huw Davies (Sale)

Replacements: 16 Isaac Young (Scarlets, 17 Freddie Chapman (Ospreys), 18 Ellis Fackrell (Ospreys), 19 Owain Evans (RGC), 20 Mackenzie Martin (Cardiff Rugby), 21 Harri Williams (Scarlets), 22 Harrison James (Cardiff Rugby), 23 Tom Florence (Ospreys)