Kilkenny man Tim Corkery has been named at out-half for the Leinster A team to face the Ireland U-20’s warm-up game for the Six Nations.
David Hawkshaw will captain the side for the game at Energia Park on Friday at 1 pm and will be partnered in the centre by Naas RFC’s Marcus Kiely.
Another Naas man, Donal Conroy, will be on the right-wing with Josh O’Connor on the opposite flank and Rob Russell at full-back.
Cormac Foley and Tim Corkery are the half-back duo, both having made their senior debuts for the province in recent months.
Michael Milne and Vakh Abdaladze continue their returns from injury, lining out in the front row with hooker John McKee between them.
Mark Morrissey and Ryan Baird will pack down behind them with another recent debutant Martin Moloney in the back row alongside DUFC’s Aaron Coleman and Lansdowne’s Mark Boyle.
Ireland U-20 head coach Richie Murphy has named an extended 32-man squad for the challenge match.
Leinster Rugby Academy second-row Joe McCarthy, who featured in last season’s U-20 Six Nations campaign, will captain the Ireland side on Friday.
Ireland opens their Six Nations campaign against Scotland at Cardiff Arms Park on the 19th of June, before facing Wales in Round 2 on the 25th of June.
Murphy’s side will go head-to-head with England on the 1st of July, before concluding the Championship with ties against Italy on the 7th of July and France on the 13th of July.
Leinster (v Ireland U-20):
15. Rob Russell
14. Donal Conroy
13. Marcus Kiely
12. David Hawkshaw CAPTAIN
11. Josh O’Connor
10. Tim Corkery
9. Cormac Foley
1. Michael Milne
2. John McKee
3. Vakh Abdaladze
4. Mark Morrissey
5. Ryan Baird
6. Martin Moloney
7. Aaron Coleman
8. Mark Boyle.