Ireland will open their IRB U19 World Cup campaign against champions and top seeds Australia at Ravenhill (5 April). The hosts then go on to play Scotland on 9 April,with South Africa four days later. Ravenhill will also host the third-fourth place play-off and the final.
Ireland are seeded fifth in the tournament which runs from 4-21 April.
The hosts, who are coach by former Ulster coach Charlie McAleese, could not have asked for a tougher start. Australia defeated New Zealand in last year’s final in Dubai.