Leinster Rugby have announced details of an ambitious second-row recruitment drive – entitled Route 6’6″ -which will involve an Open Screening Day scheduled to take place in Donnybrook Stadium on Saturday, 8th October from 9.30am-12.30pm…

The initiative will involve the likes of Leinster Academy Manager Colin McEntee and Leinster ‘A’ Manager Malcolm O’Kelly as well as fitness and conditioning staff within the provincial set up and is aimed at sourcing and introducing new second-row forwards to the game.

It is anticipated that this will lead to further positional-specific screening days for other positions in the future.

Commenting on the initiative, Colin McEntee said: “First and foremost this is about players and our clubs. We want to help introduce rugby to people of a particular height – in this case over 6’5″ or 6’6” – who may or may not have played the game before.

“This initiative is open to those who have never played rugby before, as well as to those who may have given up the game for one reason or another. It’s also open to people who currently compete in an alternative sport and who have always wanted to play rugby.

“In essence, if there is a will to learn, we have the technical ability to help them.”

Applications are open to players between the ages of 17 – 23 to attend a free Screening Day in Donnybrook.

Places are limited so those interested can APPLY ONLINE HERE.

Please e-mail caroline.keane@leinsterrugby.ie with your completed application form by Friday, 30th September.