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Leinster squad to face Connacht

Guinness PRO12 Editor

23 Mar 2010

The Leinster squad to face Connacht in Saturday’s Magners League clash at the RDS has been named.

The Leinster squad to face Connacht in Saturday’s Magners League clash at the RDS (KO: 4.30pm) has been named.

Leo Cullen, Shane Jennings, Rob Kearney, Eoin Reddan and Jonathan Sexton return from Six Nations duty to join the extended Leinster panel for the visit of Connacht to the RDS this weekend.

The quintet join the likes of Stephen Keogh and Eoin O’Malley who have been in excellent recent form as well as Fergus McFadden who has amassed 36 points in his last two Magners League outings.

Wing forward Eoin Sheriff joins fellow Leinster Academy duo Andrew Conway and Rhys Ruddock who are fresh from their involvement with the Ireland Under-20’s and who are again included in the provisional panel which is expected to be reduced on Friday lunchtime.

Over 12,500 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s game and tickets are on sale now on www.leinsterrugby.ie and from Spar (Donnybrook), the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook) and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

The launch version of the Leinster Rugby iPhone App contains a number of unique features such as the live mapping and dynamic player profiles and promises new video, social networking and live commentary features in the next update. A Java/Symbian version has been available for some months and has over 8,000 users. The Google Android Version launches later this week, and a Vodafone betavine version the week after, making this App the first in Ireland across virtually all platforms. Later versions will have comprehensive guides to both home and away games and the cities they take place in, as well as dynamic augmented reality features. The applications were created by Dublin-based www.imobile.ie

*Number one iphone sports app in Ireland last week and this week (so far)
*There have been over 2,000 downloads since Friday alone
*Leinster are the first Irish sporting organisation to have APP available on four main app platforms

Leinster squad to face Connacht

FORWARDS: Leo Cullen, John Fogarty, Nathan Hines, Trevor Hogan, Bernard Jackman, Shane Jennings, Stephen Keogh, Ronan McCormack, Malcolm O’Kelly, Mike Ross, Rhys Ruddock, Paul Ryan, Eoin Sheriff, Richardt Strauss, Devin Toner, CJ van der Linde, Stan Wright

BACKS: Shaun Berne, Andrew Conway, Girvan Dempsey, Chris Keane, David Kearney, Rob Kearney, Michael Keating, Simon Keogh, Ian Madigan, Fergus McFadden, Isa Nacewa, Paul O’Donohoe, Eoin O’Malley, Eoin Reddan, Jonathan Sexton

REFEREE: Jerome Garces (FFR), ASSISTANT REFEREES: Simon McDowell (IRFU), Jude Quinn (IRFU), 4th OFFICIAL: John Montayne (ARLB), 5th OFFICIAL: Gordon Murray (ARLB), TMO: Peter Ferguson (IRFU)