Kelleher Back From Injury For Leinster
November 25, 2022 / Marcus Ó Buachalla
The Leinster Rugby team, proudly sponsored by Bank of Ireland, to take on Glasgow Warriors in the BKT United Rugby Championship tomorrow in the RDS Arena, has been named by Leo Cullen (KO: 3.15pm – live on RTÉ TV and Radio and URC TV).
Over 16,000 tickets have been sold but tickets for the game, from €25 for adults, are still on sale HERE.
While on-field all focus will be on Glasgow Warriors, off the field, the victorious Heineken Cup winning squads of 2011 and 2012 will be celebrated and will be introduced to the crowd at half-time and there will also be a special post-match Q&A.
A full itinerary for the day and activity in the new fanzone, the Laighin Den, is available HERE with activity before and after the game for all supporters to attend.
There is also the return of Autograph Alley before the action kicks off!
To team news, Cullen has selected a number of players that went well in last week’s Bank of Ireland Friendly against Chile, with Academy back Rob Russell selected as is last week’s captain, Liam Turner (pictured below).
In addition a number of Ireland players that featured against Australia are also available for the Round 8 fixture.
Jamie Osborne will start only his second game at full back for the Leinster Rugby senior team, having last started there against Edinburgh in February. Russell starts on the right wing, with Dave Kearney on the left.
Charlie Ngatai is in the centre with Turner, while Luke McGrath and Ross Byrne are the half backs selected by Cullen.
In the front row, there is a welcome return from injury for Rónan Kelleher who makes his first appearance since September, with Ed Byrne and Thomas Clarkson either side of him.
Ross Molony and Joe McCarthy are the second row combination tomorrow, with Rhys Ruddock as captain at blindside, Scott Penny at openside and finally Max Deegan selected at No. 8.
On the bench, Harry Byrne (pictured below) is in line to make his first appearance of the season should he be introduced.
Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):
15.Jamie Osborne (21)
14. Rob Russell (10)
13. Liam Turner (8)
12. Charlie Ngatai (6)
11. Dave Kearney (177)
10. Ross Byrne (135)
9. Luke McGrath (181)
1. Ed Byrne (90)
2. Rónan Kelleher (38)
3. Thomas Clarkson (20)
4. Ross Molony (146)
5. Joe McCarthy (13)
6. Rhys Ruddock (213) CAPTAIN
7. Scott Penny (44)
8. Max Deegan (87)
16. John McKee (8)
17. Michael Milne (19)
18. Vakh Abdaladze (21)
19. Jason Jenkins (6)
20. Ryan Baird (41)
21. Cormac Foley (8)
22. Harry Byrne (36)
23. Chris Cosgrave (3)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen