Louth Man Michael McDonald Named To Start Against Ireland In U20 World Cup

Michael McDonald

Louth native Michael McDonald has been named to start at scrum-half for the junior Wallabies’ World Rugby U20 Championship clash with Ireland in Santa Fe on Saturday (KO 2.30 pm). 

McDonald, who hails from the Cooley peninsula in Co. Louth, emigrated to Perth with his family when he was 13 and has since blazed a trail through Western Australia’s underage systems.

He recently made his senior debut for the Western Force and also helped Australia’s U20s to a maiden U20 Oceania title where they put in an excellent performance to beat New Zealand in their final game.

The scrum-half started Tuesday’s opening win over Italy and will line out against Noel McNamara’s side on Saturday afternoon in what will be a special occasion for the youngster and his family.

To find out more about McDonald, we recently interviewed the former Dundalk RFC club man and you can find that piece here.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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