Leinster Team Named For PRO14 Fixture With Southern Kings

Back in action.

Head coach Leo Cullen has named his Leinster team for this weekend’s clash with the Southern Kings at the RDS Arena in Dublin.

Rónan Kelleher will become the 54th Leinster player to pull on a senior jersey this season when he makes his debut at hooker. 

The Lansdowne player only turned 21 last month and is in his second year in the Leinster Academy. He is also the younger brother of Connacht back Cian Kelleher.

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Elsewhere James Lowe comes into the side on the left wing as does Fergus McFadden who makes his long awaited return from injury. Andrew Porter starts at tighthead meaning John Ryan will likely play for Ireland against Italy on Sunday.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets): 

15. Barry Daly (31) 
14. Fergus McFadden (173) 
13. Conor O’Brien (13) 
12. Noel Reid (115) 
11. James Lowe (24) 
10. Ross Byrne (63) 
9. Hugh O’Sullivan (9) 
1. Ed Byrne (36) 
2. Rónan Kelleher (0) 
3. Andrew Porter (46) 
4. Ross Molony (79) CAPTAIN
5. Mick Kearney (46) 
6. Josh Murphy (16) 
7. Max Deegan (36) 
8. Caelan Doris (10) 

16. James Tracy (85) 
17. Peter Dooley (57) 
18. Michael Bent (117) 
19. Jack Dunne (1) 
20. Scott Fardy (36) 
21. Paddy Patterson (1) 
22. Jimmy O’Brien (4) 
23. Rory O’Loughlin (56