Fixtures confirmed for Leinster Rugby Age Grade teams
August 6, 2019 11:15 am Ryan Corry
Leinster Rugby U19 will kick off their Interprovincial Championship at Energia Park on 17 August, setting up what is now a tripleheader on an action-packed day in Donnybrook.
The Leinster Rugby Men’s and Women’s teams will start the day with Leo Cullen’s side taking on Coventry in a Bank of Ireland Pre-season Friendly at 3pm, followed by the opening game of the Women’s Interprovincial Championship title defence against Connacht (5.30pm).
Before the U19s begin their Interpro campaign, they have a tour of England to look forward to where they will be taking on both Gloucester (6 August) and Exeter Chiefs (10 August) in friendlies.
They take on Connacht at the Sportsground in their second Interpro fixture on 21 August (KO 2.30pm) before finishing up against Munster at Maynooth University on 25 August (KO 3.30pm).
Also beginning their Interpro campaigns on 17 August are the Leinster U18 Girls, Schools and Youths teams.
The U18 Youths and Schools teams will also be crossing the Irish Sea as part of their preparations for the Under 18 Festival which takes place in the University of Limerick again this year.
The Youths will be based in the North of England with their first game coming against Boroughmuir RFC from Scotland while they will also be facing Leeds, Sale and Newcastle in a blitz competition on Friday, 9 August.
They will then be up against the other three provinces in UL beginning with Munster on 17 August (KO 7pm).
Andy Skehan’s U18 Schools side began their preparations against Italy U18 on Sunday with a competitive game finishing 28-23 to the Italians. They will travel to England this week to face Northampton U18 on 9 August.
The Schools team will also be at the University of Limerick taking on Ulster, IQ Rugby and Munster in the Under 18 Festival.
The U18 girls team will meet Connacht in MU Barnhall on 17 August (KO 2pm) before travelling to Armagh RFC the following Saturday where they will play Ulster (KO 3pm).
The final round pits them with a tough challenge against Munster in Irish Independent Park on 31 August (KO 1pm).
Leinster Rugby U19 fixtures
Gloucester Rugby v Leinster Rugby U19 (6 August, Hartpury College, KO 2.30pm)
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster Rugby U19 (10 August, Sandy Park, KO TBC)
U19 Interprovincial Championship
Leinster Rugby U19 v Ulster Rugby U19 (17 August, Energia Park, KO 7.45pm)
Connacht Rugby U19 v Leinster Rugby U19 (21 August, The Sportsground, KO 2.30pm)
Munster Rugby U19 v Leinster Rugby U19 (25 August, Maynooth University, KO 3.30pm)
Leinster Rugby U18 Girls fixtures
U18 Girls Interprovincial Championship
Leinster Rugby U18 Girls v Connacht Rugby U18 Girls (17 August, MU Barnhall, KO 2pm)
Ulster Rugby U18 Girls v Leinster Rugby U18 Girls (24 August, Armagh RFC, KO 3pm)
Munster Rugby U18 Girls v Leinster Rugby U18 Girls (31 August, Irish Independent Park, KO 1pm)
Leinster Rugby U18 Schools fixtures
Leinster Rugby U18 Schools 23-28 Italy U18 (4 August, Terenure College RFC)
Northampton U18 v Leinster Rugby U18 Schools (9 August, Army Stadium, Aldershot, KO 1pm)
U18 Schools Interprovincial Championship
Leinster Rugby U18 Schools v Ulster Rugby U18 Schools (17 August, University of Limerick, KO 5pm)
IQ Rugby v Leinster Rugby U18 Schools (21 August, University of Limerick, KO 5pm)
Munster Rugby U18 Schools v Leinster Rugby U18 Schools (25 August, University of Limerick, KO 5pm)
Leinster Rugby Youths fixtures
Boroughmuir RFC v Leinster Rugby Youths (6 August, Barnard Castle, KO 3pm)
Blitz tournament v Yorkshire Carnegie, Sale Sharks, Newcastle Falcons (9 August, Barnard Castle)
U18 Clubs Interprovincial Championship
Munster Rugby Youths v Leinster Rugby Youths (17 August, University of Limerick, KO 7pm)
Connacht Rugby U18 v Leinster Rugby Youths (21 August, University of Limerick, KO 3pm)
Leinster Rugby Youths v Ulster Rugby Youths (25 August, University of Limerick, KO 1pm)