Leinster Rugby team to face Benetton Rugby

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor
05 April 2019

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The Leinster Rugby team to take on Benetton Rugby in the Guinness PRO14 tomorrow evening at the RDS Arena has been named by Head Coach Leo Cullen (KO: 7.45pm – live on TG4 & eir Sport).

Tickets for the game are still on sale from the Ticketmaster van which will be positioned just inside the Anglesea Road gate from 6.15pm tomorrow evening.

Barry Daly comes in at full back with Fergus McFadden on the right wing and James Lowe on the left.

Australian international Joe Tomane is partnered in the centre by Mullingar man Conor O’Brien, with captain Luke McGrath and Noel Reid the half backs.

In the pack Jack McGrath, James Tracy and Andrew Porter are selected to start in the front row with Mick Kearney and Scott Fardy in the second row.

In the back row, Josh Murphy, Max Deegan and Caelan Doris complete the starting XV for Leo Cullen.

On the bench Scott Penny is included for the first time since starring for Ireland in their Grand Slam winning Under 20’s Six Nations campaign.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Barry Daly (34)
14. Fergus McFadden (176)
13. Conor O’Brien (16)
12. Joe Tomane (10)
11. James Lowe (25)
10. Noel Reid (119)
9. Luke McGrath (108) CAPTAIN
1. Jack McGrath (142)
2. James Tracy (88)
3. Andrew Porter (50)
4. Mick Kearney (50)
5. Scott Fardy (39)
6. Josh Murphy (19)
7. Max Deegan (39)
8. Caelan Doris (12)

16. Bryan Byrne (38)
17. Peter Dooley (59)
18. Michael Bent (119)
19. Jack Dunne (3)
20. Scott Penny (4)
21. Hugh O’Sullivan (11)
22. Ciarán Frawley (11)
23. Jimmy O’Brien (6)

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Luke McGrath

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