The Leinster Rugby squad that will depart Dublin for London this evening and then on to Johannesburg for the final two games in the regular season of the BKT United Rugby Championship has been named.

Leinster Rugby will play Emirates Lions on Saturday in Emirates Airline Park and a week later will play the Vodacom Bulls in Loftus Versfeld (both games will be live on TG4 and URC TV).

The squad of 30 named by Leo Cullen has four uncapped players included who were all part of the recent Ireland U-20s Grand Salm winning squad.

Sam Prendergast is already in the Leinster Academy, while Conor O’Tighearnaigh, Liam Molony and Fintan Gunne have all been training in the Ken Wall Centre of Excellence down in Energia Park as part of the age grade programme at Leinster Rugby.

The full squad is as follows:


  1. Jack Boyle
  2. Ed Byrne
  3. Michael Milne
  4. Lee Barron
  5. Tadgh McElroy
  6. Vakhtang Abdaladze
  7. Thomas Clarkson
  8. Temi Lasisi
  9. Brian Deeny
  10. Alex Soroka
  11. Jason Jenkins
  12. Conor O’Tighearnaigh*
  13. Liam Molony*
  14. Rhys Ruddock
  15. Will Connors
  16. James Culhane
  17. Max Deegan



  1. Fintan Gunne*
  2. Nick McCarthy
  3. Ben Murphy
  4. Sam Prendergast*
  5. Charlie Tector
  6. Dave Kearney
  7. Aitzol King
  8. Ben Brownlee
  9. Liam Turner
  10. Tommy O’Brien
  11. Rob Russell
  12. Chris Cosgrave
  13. Max O’Reilly

* Denotes uncapped player