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Joyce Named Among Ireland Replacements

Published on 20th February 2014 by Tom Tainton

Lock included to face England

Joe Joyce has been named on the replacements bench when Ireland U20s face England U20s on Saturday (6.15pm KO).

The Academy lock could face team-mate Callum Braley when the two sides go head to head at Franklin's Gardens.

Joyce has made two appearances in the RBS Six Nations so far, featuring from the bench against Scotland and Wales.

Head Coach Mike Ruddock commented: "There were some harsh lessons learned last time out against the Welsh and the team will have to dig deep and find a quality performance this weekend to get a result against a strong English team.

"There is plenty of character and experience within this squad and that should stand to them come Saturday."