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Busby will fly the flag for Ulster in under-20s

By Michael Sadlier

Published 30/01/2014

David Busby (Queens University RFC) pictured at the PWC Ireland U20s media day ahead of the U20 RBS 6 Nations Championship
David Busby (Queens University RFC) pictured at the PWC Ireland U20s media day ahead of the U20 RBS 6 Nations Championship

David Busby is the only Ulster player to be named in the Ireland under-20s side who begin their Six Nations campaign tomorrow night when they host Scotland at Dubarry Park (kick-off, 7.05pm).

The promising Queen's University full-back, who has also played for Ulster Ravens, will wear number 15 for his Six Nations debut in a squad containing only two players who have experience from last year's championship in the shape of prop Peter Dooley and flanker Peader Timmins.

UCD openside flanker Dan Leavy skippers the side in this campaign – indeed, the university provides seven of the Irish starting line-up – and the squad will be looking to avenge last season's defeat at the hands of the Scots. Ireland u-20s head coach Mike Ruddock said: "We narrowly lost to Scotland last year so we are aware of the challenge ahead of us.

"This group have gathered a lot of valuable game time with their clubs and provinces so the group have high hopes of delivering a strong performance," he added.

Ireland U20s: D Busby, A Byrne, G Ringrose, P Robb, I Fitzpatrick, R Byrne, N McCarthy; P Dooley, M Abbott, R Burke, S O'Brien, R Molony, P Timmins, D Leavy, J O'Donoghue Subs: S Delahunt, J Walshe, O Heffernan, J Joyce, R Moloney, J Cullen, C McKeon, D Goggin

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