Leinster Rugby – Team Announcement

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The Leinster Rugby team to face Edinburgh in theGuinness PRO14 tomorrow evening in the RDS Arena has been named by Head CoachLeo Cullen (Kick Off: 7.35pm – live on Eir Sports).

Leinster Rugby have also reminded Season Ticket Holders that the second andfinal Season Pack collection event will be held between 6.00pm-7.15pm inIndustries Hall (Hall 3) with access to the collection point strictly closed at7.15pm to allow supporters to make their way to their seats in good time forthe 7.35pm kick off and to ensure as little disruption as possible once thegame has kicked off for patrons already in their seats. Collections will againbe open after the game.

To team news and Cullen has made only a handful of changes from the team thataccounted for the Ospreys last Friday at home.

Hugo Keenan continues at full back, however Dave Kearney comes in on the rightwing with James Lowe continuing on the left. Kearney wasn’t involved last weekbut was the Guinness Man of the Match from the Round 1 win against BenettonRugby.

Joe Tomane and Rory O’Loughlin continue in the centre and similarly it’s as youwere at half back with Jamison Gibson-Park and Ross Byrne starting for the thirdgame in a row.

It’s the same front five from last week with Peter Dooley, Rónan Kelleher andMichael Bent in the front row, with Devin Toner and captain Scott Fardy behindthem.

Max Deegan comes in at blindside for this week, with Scott Penny making hisfirst start of the season and Caelan Doris continuing at No. 8.


Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Hugo Keenan (7)
14. Dave Kearney (137)
13. Rory O’Loughlin (63)
12. Joe Tomane (15)
11. James Lowe (31)
10. Ross Byrne (73)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (72)

1. Peter Dooley (63)
2. Rónan Kelleher (4)
3. Michael Bent (126)
4. Devin Toner (233)
5. Scott Fardy (45) CAPTAIN
6. Max Deegan (48)
7. Scott Penny (6)
8. Caelan Doris (18)

16. James Tracy (94)
17. Michael Milne (2)
18. Vakh Abdaladze (9)
19. Ross Molony (84)
20. Josh Murphy (23)
21. Rowan Osborne (1)
22. Harry Byrne (2)
23. Jimmy O’Brien (8)


Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

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