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# Prospects

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# Prospects
'Very impressive' - Munster's young guns show their potential in pre-season
18-year-old academy back row Ruadhán Quinn scored a powerful try against Gloucester.
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# fresh faces
Who are the 12 new young guns in Munster's matchday squad for Wasps?
Five players will make their debuts in the starting XV, with a further seven uncapped players on the bench.
# Prospects
Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations
Richie Murphy has included several players with senior provincial experience.
# Talent
Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster
Aaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.
# Prospects
Connacht's young guns make impact and 'there's definitely more to come'
The likes of Jordan Duggan, Jack Aungier, Sean Masterson, and Cian Prendergast took their chances.
# Prospects
Crowley and Flannery hope for Munster chances over festive inter-pro season
The academy out-halves could be set for opportunities after Ben Healy’s injury.
# Potential
Farrell wants Ireland prospects to keep learning with provinces before call-ups
There had been clamour for 21-year-old halfbacks Craig Casey and Harry Byrne to be included.
# Potential
Grand Slam dream denied but Ireland U20 stars have bright futures
Many of Noel McNamara’s young squad are already making progress with their provinces.
# Potential
Munster excited about the 'serious, serious young lads coming through'
Meanwhile, the ‘eye-opening’ Stephen Larkham is making a big impact on the squad.
# standouts
5 young players who have impressed in Super Rugby Aotearoa
Hoskins Sotutu, Caleb Clarke, Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Will Jordan and Cullen Grace have looked good.
# Prospects
Ireland U20 internationals Ward and Booth among Connacht's academy intake
The western province have brought eight new players on board.
# Potential
Crowley among three recruits to Munster academy as Barron gets senior deal
Scott Buckley and Alex Kendellen have also been signed up.
# Prospects
McHenry making step up with Munster after benefiting from AIL exposure
The 22-year-old centre has been excellent for Cork Con.
# bright sparks
'He's brilliant' - Blade pushes Ireland claims as Boyle shines for Connacht
22-year-old Conor Fitzgerald is another youngster impressing for Andy Friend’s side.
# promise
Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year
There’s a strong Connacht contingent included in Peter Smyth’s 26-man group.
# boosts
Ireland U20s welcome Kernohan, Casey and Baird back into fold for Italy
Noel McNamara’s side are two wins from two in the Six Nations so far.
# Prospects
Leinster and Munster Schools can't be separated as Ulster beat IQ Rugby
Nathan Doak, son of former Ulster coach Neil, was influential again in UL.
# Prospects
Irish-qualified Bristol back Hughes among new additions to Ulster academy
The northern province have brought six youngsters into Year 1 of their academy programme.
# Prospects
Two promising Cork youngsters sign for Top 14 club Pau's academy
Eoghan Barrett and Ben Roche are heading to France to pursue professional rugby careers.
# Changes
Highly-rated Hume set for U20s debut as captain O'Brien moves to wing
Hooker Ronan Kelleher and scrum-half Jonny Stewart have returned to the starting XV.
# future stars
POC 'a huge addition' as ambitious Ireland U20s look to Six Nations
Noel McNamara’s squad includes 11 players previously capped at this level.
# Prospects
Will the next Niall Scully please stand up?
A number of talented fringe Dublin players will be hoping to impress Jim Gavin in the O’Byrne Cup tonight.
# Talent
Exciting Ireland U19 squad named for Donnybrook clash with Japan
Head coach Kieran Campbell has included some highly-promising players.
# Prospects
Leinster wing Larmour among the standouts in Ireland U20s win
Tommy O’Brien and Caelan Doris also showed their great promise.
# Talent
'Both have massive futures ahead of them if they keep their heads down'
Rob Lyttle and Jacob Stockdale are in impressive form early this season.
# Prospects
Leinster's promising halfbacks vying for position as Pro12 season looms
Cathal Marsh, Ross Byrne and Joey Carbery are competing for the 10 shirt.
# talent pool
IRFU looking to ID best talent from age of 15 as Nucifora plans for future
The IRFU performance director feels earlier intervention can produce better professionals.
# Prospects
3 potential future UFC fighters to watch tonight at Cage Warriors 75
Keep an eye on this trio as the UK-based promotion makes its return in London.
# The Future
The most talented U18 players in Ireland selected for Easter tournaments
Two Ireland U18 squads will take part in the 5 Nations and Tri Nations Festivals.
# Prospects
3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win over Scotland
Cillian Gallagher, Adam McBurney and Andrew Porter were impressive.
# Prospects
3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win over Italy
Will Connors, Conor O’Brien and James Ryan were all excellent in Donnybrook.
# Prospects
3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s' Six Nations defeat to Wales
Captain James Ryan was excellent for Nigel Carolan’s men.
# Frustration
Ireland U20s off to losing start in Six Nations against clinical Wales
Nigel Carolan’s men will be frustrated by the manner in which they conceded scores.
# Development
Ireland U20s coach Carolan hoping to see more follow Ringrose's path
The latest U20 squad has several promising forwards.
# The Future
Four players return as Carolan names beefy Ireland U20s Six Nations squad
Leinster lock James Ryan will captain a squad that includes some big forwards.
# uncapped
New faces can bring exciting energy to Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad
The likes of Ultan Dillane, Josh van der Flier and Garry Ringrose are all exciting prospects.
# Prospects
4 players from tonight's National Championship Game who could make a splash in the NFL
The biggest match-up in college sports takes place this evening.
# The Future Is Now
World Cup provides an exciting opportunity for Leinster's young stars
‘We want players fighting for their place,’ says head coach Leo Cullen.
# Crystal Ball
Lions and All Blacks jobs loom behind 2017 expiry of Schmidt's contract
What’s next in line for the Ireland head coach?
# The Future
Ireland U20 hero Quinlan part of Munster's academy intake for 2015/16
Leinster underage products Conor Oliver and JP Phelan will make the move south.