The Leinster Rugby U18 Girls face a tough start to the 2018 Interprovincial Series at Irish Independent Park on Saturday, 1st September, against Munster (KO 12.30pm).

The following week they will travel to Portadown to take on Ulster on Sunday, 9th September (KO 11.15am).

This year’s tournament will conclude with a doubleheader on Saturday, 15th September, at Barnhall RFC where Leinster will take on Connacht in their final game (KO 1pm).

Ahead of the first round fixture, Head Coach Niall Neville said: “Our 2018 squad is made up of 28 girls from 18 different Leinster clubs, captained again by our 2017 captain Judy Bobbett. The girls are ready for the challenge and are looking forward to getting started this weekend. We’ve been preparing over the past few weeks, including our recent friendlies against touring side Ontario Blues and Munster, and are ready to put our training into practice.”

Leinster Rugby U18 Girls Interprovincial Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 1st September: Munster v Leinster, Independent Park, KO 12.30pm

Sunday, 9th September: Ulster v Leinster, Portadown FC, KO 11.15am

Saturday, 15th September: Leinster v Connacht, Barnhall RFC, KO 1pm

Leinster Rugby U18 Girls

15. Ella Roberts* (Wicklow RFC)
14. Caoimhe O’Callaghan* (Dundalk RFC)
13. Ali Miley (Naas RFC)
12. Kathryn Dempsey* (New Ross RFC)
11. Molly Fitzgerald (Navan RFC)
10. Ava Jenkins* (Mullingar RFC)
9. Jane Waters (Tullamore RFC)
1. Meaghbh O’Callaghan (Dundalk RFC)
2. Jessica Keating (Old Belvedere RFC)
3. Rachel Murtagh* (Naas RFC)
4. Judy Bobbett (Blackrock College RFC) CAPTAIN
5. Holly Leach* (MU Barnhall RFC)
6. Katelynn Doran (Cill Dara RFC)
7. Niamh Hickey* (Tullamore RFC)
8. Meadbh Scally (Mullingar RFC)

16. Emily Slater* (Arklow RFC)
17. Ellie Meade* (Ardee RFC)
18. Emma Doolan* (Port Dara)
19. Nicola Gibson (Westmanstown RFC)
20. Rachel Winters* (Wicklow RFC)
21. Ciara Carbery (Cill Dara RFC)
22. Alex McGuinness* (Wicklow RFC)
23. Ciara Faulkner* (Mullingar RFC)

* Denotes uncapped player