Ireland Team Selection Becomes Clearer As Leinster Name Side For PRO14 Return

The new kid is in.

Jordan Larmour looks set to be named in the matchday 23 for Ireland’s game with Italy this weekend. Fergus McFadden is set to start for Leinster in their clash with Edinburgh tomorrow night, making way for the youngster.

Luke McGrath has also been named on Leinster’s bench, meaning Kieran Marmion is set cover for Conor Murray on Saturday. There’s also a welcome return for Adam Byrne who’s been named on Leinster’s bench.

Michael Bent will win his 100th cap for Leinster, with Richardt Strauss set to captain the side.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets)

15. Dave Kearney (118)
14. Fergus McFadden (164)
13. Rory O’Loughlin (33)
12. Noel Reid (93)
11. Barry Daly (18)
10. Ross Byrne (41)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (43)
1. Peter Dooley (42)
2. Richardt Strauss (151) CAPTAIN
3. Michael Bent (99)
4. Ross Molony (55)
5. Scott Fardy (13)
6. Josh Murphy (3)
7. Will Connors (0)
8. Max Deegan (11)

Replacements

16. Bryan Byrne (22)
17. Ed Byrne (17)
18. Óisín Heffernan (2)
19. Mick Kearney (29)
20. Peadar Timmins (8)
21. Luke McGrath (88)
22. Ciarán Frawley (0)
23. Adam Byrne (31)