Seán O’Brien to Captain Leinster vs. Glasgow Warriors

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor
12 April 2019

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The Leinster Rugby team to take on Glasgow Warriors tomorrow in the Guinness PRO14 has been named by head Coach Leo Cullen (KO: 3.00pm – live on Eir Sport).

Sean O'Brien

It is the last regular season home game to be played by Leinster in the Guinness PRO14 and sees them take on a Glasgow team that are also top of their Conference.

Séan O’Brien will lead out the team and there is also a welcome return from injury for a number of players.

In the back three, Rob Kearney is joined by Jordan Larmour and Dave Kearney, with the returning Robbie Henshaw paired with Joe Tomane in the centre.

Jamison Gibson-Park and Ross Byrne are the half backs.

Ed Byrne, James Tracy and Michael Bent start in the front row, with Devin Toner back from injury to take his place in the second row alongside Academy forward Jack Dunne. It will be a first Leinster start for 20-year-old Dunne.

The back row sees Josh Murphy, captain Seán O’Brien and Caelan Doris pack down.

On the bench there is the potential for a seasonal debut for Will Connors.

Connors injured his ACL against Newcastle Falcons in the pre-season friendly back in August and has been out injured since. Should he come on he will become the 56th player used by Cullen this season.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Rob Kearney (206)
14. Jordan Larmour (34)
13. Joe Tomane (11)
12. Robbie Henshaw (32)
11. Dave Kearney (133)
10. Ross Byrne (66)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (69)
1. Ed Byrne (41)
2. James Tracy (89)
3. Michael Bent (120)
4. Devin Toner (227)
5. Jack Dunne (4)
6. Josh Murphy (19)
7. Seán O’Brien (123) CAPTAIN
8. Caelan Doris (13)

16. Seán Cronin (168)
17. Cian Healy (203)
18. Tadhg Furlong (97)
19. Will Connors (3)
20. Max Deegan (40)
21. Hugh O’Sullivan (12)
22. Ciarán Frawley (12)
23. Adam Byrne (51)

Referee: Marius Mitrea (ITA)

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