Internationals Return As Leinster Team Named For Clash With Scarlets

Heavyweight clash.

The Leinster Rugby team to face the Scarlets in tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14, Round 2 game has been announced by Head Coach Leo Cullen.

A number of players come back in to the squad from the team that accounted for Cardiff Blues by a point last Friday. Jordan Larmour comes into the team at full back with Fergus McFadden and James Lowe completing the back three.

The centre pairing will see Robbie Henshaw and Rory O’Loughlin in the 12 and 13 jersey respectively. It will be Henshaw’s 25th appearance for Leinster.

In the half backs Jamison Gibson-Park gets his first start of the season having come off the bench last week, while Ross Byrne is again named at number ten after his Man of the Match performance in Cardiff.

It’s a front row of Irish internationals with Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong packing down with Devin Toner and Ian Nagle in the second row. In the back row Josh Murphy starts in the number six jersey with Rhys Ruddock again captaining the side from openside flanker. Finally Jack Conan starts at number eight to complete the pack on the occasion of his 75th cap.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Jordan Larmour (22)
14. Fergus McFadden (170)
13. Rory O’Loughlin (43)
12. Robbie Henshaw (24)
11. James Lowe (13)
10. Ross Byrne (50)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (52)
1. Cian Healy (191)
2. Seán Cronin (153)
3. Tadhg Furlong (84)
4. Devin Toner
5. Ian Nagle (18)
6. Josh Murphy (10)
7. Rhys Ruddock (143)
8. Jack Conan (74)

16. James Tracy (67)
17. Peter Dooley (48)
18. Andrew Porter (31)
19. Mick Kearney (36)
20. Max Deegan (22)
21. Luke McGrath (96)
22. Noel Reid (101)
23. Joe Tomane (1)

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