Breaking: Leinster Team Named For Dragons Clash


Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has announced his match day 23 to face the Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow evening.

In total there are three changes in the backs with another four in the pack. Peter Dooley and Michael Bent continue at loose and tight head respectively but James Tracy comes in from the start this week having come off the bench last weekend.

There is a new second row pairing with Ross Molony and Hayden Triggs starting while in the back row there is a further change with Rhys Ruddock coming in for the injured Dominic Ryan, with Dan Leavy and Jack Conan continuing at open side flanker and No. 8.


In the backs Zane Kirchner comes in at full back which moves captain Isa Nacewa to the left wing and Adam Byrne continues on the right wing. Noel Reid and Rory O’Loughlin continue in the 12 and 13 jerseys, while in the half backs Luke McGrath and Joey Carbery both start, having made their Irish international debuts during the Autumns tests.

LEINSTER: (Leinster caps in brackets) 

  1. Peter Dooley (27)
  2. James Tracy (26)
  3. Michael Bent (70)
  4. Ross Molony (30)
  5. Hayden Triggs (17)
  6. Rhys Ruddock (118)
  7. Dan Leavy (24)
  8. Jack Conan (34)
  9. Luke McGrath (58)
  10. Joey Carbery (9)
  11. Isa Nacewa (157) CAPTAIN
  12. Noel Reid (69)
  13. Rory O’Loughlin (6)
  14. Adam Byrne (7)
  15. Zane Kirchner 73)
  1. Richardt Strauss (133)
  2. Andrew Porter (3)
  3. Jeremy Loughman (3)
  4. Mike McCarthy (69)
  5. Max Deegan (0)
  6. Charlie Rock (0)
  7. Ross Byrne (6)
  8. Tom Daly (2)

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