The offices of PwC on Spencer Dock were host yesterday to the next wave of Irish Rugby talent as U20 Head Coach Noel McNamara named his squad for the forthcoming Nat West 6 Nations tournament.
The 32-man squad features 11 players who were capped across last season’s Under-20 Six Nations tournament and World Rugby Under-20 Championship.
“As longstanding sponsors of Irish Rugby, we have built an established and mutually beneficial relationship with the IRFU,” said PwC Managing Partner Fergal O’Rourke.
“With that in mind, we are excited to kick off this year’s Under-20 Six Nations Championship as we head into our thirteenth year as sponsors of the Ireland Under-20 squad.”
“We are enormously proud to be associated with such a talented and hardworking team and we look forward to supporting them and their coaching staff through the 2018 campaign.”
“At PwC we take pride in our relentless focus on developing talent and being the ‘best that we can be’ to ensure the greatest results for our people, our clients and our business partners. We know that Irish Rugby shares the same approach.”
“The acceleration of talent from this grade to the full senior squad has become more pronounced in recent seasons and we look forward to many of the 2018 team making the same jump in the future. We wish the team the very best of luck.”
PwC will be backing the team across away fixtures in Brive and Coventry and especially in the three home fixtures which will take place on Friday nights in Donnybrook, televised on RTÉ and with support for the series from Electric Ireland.
They will also be supporting through online and social media channels under the campaign hashtag #FutureisGreen.
This years squad features 15 players from Leinster, eight from Ulster, seven from Munster and one from Connacht. It will also surely generate some shots of one Paul O’Connell on the sideline as he takes on a coaching role at a national level for the first time.
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