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THE Ireland U20s will look to continue their perfect start to the World Championships when they face Georgia.

Willie Falloon’s side hammered Italy 55-15 in their opening game on Saturday.

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Ireland beat Italy in their opening World U20 Championships clashCredit: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images

They will aim to make it two wins from two on Thursday when they face a Georgian side that lost their first game 35-11 against Australia.

Here is everything you need to know about the match.

When is it on and what time is kick-off?

Ireland U20s vs Georgia U20s takes place on Thursday, July 4 at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

Kick off for the game is at 1pm Irish time.

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Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on RugbyPass.

What is the Irish starting team?

Ben O’Connor (UCC RFC/Munster), Davy Colbert (Dublin University FC/Leinster), Sam Berman (Terenure College RFC/Leinster), Hugh Gavin (Galwegians RFC/Connacht), Ruben Moloney (UCD RFC/Leinster), Sean Naughton (Galway Corinthians RFC/Leinster), Oliver Coffey (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster);

Jacob Boyd (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster), Stephen Smyth (Old Wesley RFC/Leinster), Andrew Sparrow (UCD RFC/Leinster), James McKillop (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster), Evan O’Connell (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster), Sean Edogbo (UCC RFC/Munster), Max Flynn (Galway Corinthians RFC/Connacht), Luke Murphy (Shannon RFC/Munster)

Replacements: Mikey Yarr (Lansdowne FC/Leinster), Emmet Calvey (Shannon RFC/Munster), Patreece Bell (Sale Shark/ IQ Rugby), Alan Spicer (UCD RFC/Leinster), Brian Gleeson (Garryowen FC/Munster), Tadhg Brophy (Naas RFC/Leinster), Jack Murphy (Clontarf FC/Leinster), Finn Treacy (Galwegians RFC/Connacht).

BANG FOR YOUR BOK

Both the Ireland U20s and seniors have travelled to South Africa.

Andy Farrell’s men will face the Springboks in a two-test series.

Ireland rugby squad land in Johannesburg ahead of test series against rivals South Africa

The first Test is scheduled for Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, with the second Test a week later at Hollywoodbets Kings Park in Durban.

The Boys in Green flew into Johannesburg last week, and have been enjoying their match-week time in the country.

On Tuesday, they were given a sense of the task ahead of them when Rassie Erasmus named the World Cup winners’ team for the opening test.

The former Munster coach has included 12 starters from the 2023 Rugby World Cup final win over New Zealand.

Erasmus will have a six-two split on the bench with four changes form the Springbok team beaten by Ireland in the World Cup pool match last year.

Willie le Roux comes in at fullback, Handre Pollard is named at outhalf, while Ox Nche comes in at loosehead and Kwagga Smith at number eight.

There had been rumours, fuelled by Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus, that the France-based Siya Kolisi may not skipper the home side.

But those rumours were put to rest as Erasmus announced Kolisi as skipper.

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