Ireland Internationals Return As Leinster Team Named For Gloucester Clash

Leinster Rugby head coach Leo Cullen has named an extended match day squad for Friday’s Bank of Ireland Pre-Season Friendly against Gloucester in St. Mary’s College RFC.

There is a welcome return from injury for a number of Ireland internationals including Rob Kearney, Dave Kearney, Jordi Murphy and Fergus McFadden while new signing Scott Fardy will make his first appearance in Leinster blue.

Rob Kearney lines out at full back with Hugo Keenan on the right wing and his brother Dave on the left. In the centre captain Isa Nacewa will line out in the number 12 jersey with Jimmy O’Brien outside him, while Jamison Gibson-Park and Ross Byrne form the half back pairing.

Former Munster lock Ian Nagle will partner veteran Wallaby international Scott Fardy in the second-row.

Cullen has opted for an extended squad of 30 for the game on Friday evening with tickets still on sale for the 7.30pm kick off.

Leinster Rugby
15. Rob Kearney
14. Hugo Keenan
13. Jimmy O’Brien
12. Isa Nacewa CAPTAIN
11. Dave Kearney
10. Ross Byrne
9. Jamison Gibson-Park
1. Peter Dooley
2. Bryan Byrne
3. Michael Bent
4. Ian Nagle
5. Scott Fardy
6. Josh Murphy
7. Jordi Murphy
8. Max Deegan

16. Sean McNulty
17. Ed Byrne
18. Vakh Abdaladze
19. Oisín Dowling
20. Peadar Timmins
21. Charlie Rock
22. Cathal Marsh
23. Ian Fitzpatrick
24. Oisín Heffernan
25. Mick Kearney
26. Will Connors
27. Barry Daly
28. Adam Byrne
29. Fergus McFadden
30. Jordan Larmour

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