Ireland U20s coach Noel McNamara insists his full focus is on the upcoming Junior World Cup despite suggestions that he could be a possible candidate for a role with Munster under Johann van Graan. David Hawkshaw’s absence was signposted midway through the Six Nations when the Leinster inside-centre underwent surgery on an knee injury. Ireland have been losing an average of 6-8 players to injury at these World Cups so those cut will remain on standby. “One of the things about the team throughout the course of this season and previous seasons is it’s a team,” said McNamara. “Whilst we recognise the importance of certain players, there are players there who will step up.
Source: Irish Examiner May 15, 2019 19:07 UTC