Leinster Team Named For PRO12 Clash & The Irish Management Team Won’t Be Happy
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The Irish management team revealed this week that want to see Joey Carbery play more game time with Leinster at outhalf.
The talented young playmaker has only just recently made his return to action after a two-month lay-off. Carbery scored two tries on his first start since coming back this past weekend against Edinburgh and looked sharp throughout.
Carbery started that game at ten, but switched to fullback, with Ross Byrne also taking over kicking duties when he came on. He also came on at fullback against Treviso,
“Joey coming back to play is positive and we’re just feeling now that he needs to actually play and get some game time under his belt,” Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy said.
“Obviously he came on at 15 against Treviso and started at 10 at the weekend but reverted back to 15 within not that long.
“He was in our thinking anyway but we felt the best thing for him was not to come into camp where he would end up doing Monday and Tuesday and possibly end up going back after that,” Murphy added.
“So it was felt the best thing for him was to stay where he was and get some game time under his belt.”
He needs a bit more exposure in that position with his goal kicking. Once he gets that he becomes a viable option again.”
It seems Leinster are having none of it after naming their team for this weekend’s clash with the Dragons. Carbery starts his first game for the province at fullback.
LEINSTER (Leinster caps in brackets) :
15. Joey Carbery (14)
14. Adam Byrne (16)
13. Zane Kirchner (80)
12. Noel Reid (76)
11. Fergus McFadden (144)
10. Ross Byrne (16)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (20)
1. Peter Dooley (31)
2. Richardt Strauss (139) CAPTAIN
3. Michael Bent (79)
4. Ross Molony (36)
5. Mike McCarthy (73)
6. Rhys Ruddock (123)
7. Peadar Timmins (5)
8. Jack Conan (44)
16. James Tracy (34)
17. Ed Byrne (5)
18. Mike Ross (146)
19. Hayden Triggs (23)
20. Max Deegan (1)
21. Luke McGrath (67)
22. Cathal Marsh (17)
23. Barry Daly (7)