The Irish under 20s complete their World championship pool with a game against Georgia this evening in Manchester.
A win guarantee’s a semi-final spot for Ireland, kick off is at 5.30.
Head coach Nigel Carolan has made 13 changes to the team that beat New Zealand last time out, as he rests some of his squad ahead of the knockout stages.
Sligo’s Stephen Kerins will provide back-up from the replacements bench for scrum-half Niall Saunders.
Cillian Gallagher is not part of the matchday 23.