The Leinster Rugby team, proudly sponsored by Bank of Ireland, to take on Connacht in the opening weekend of the Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship, on Saturday afternoon in Energia Park, has been named by Tania Rosser (KO: 2.30pm – live on TG4).

Tickets for the game are still on sale here, for Leinster’s only home game of the Championship.

You can download the digital match programme for the game here.

The squad sees a mix of experienced and new players, with ten players on to receive their first cap for Leinster, including Ireland internationals Aoife Dalton and Dannah O’Brien.

Prop Christy Haney and number 8 Hannah O’Connor (pictured) co-captain the team.

Leinster Rugby team v Connacht Rugby:

15. Ella Roberts – Wicklow RFC
14. Clare Gorman* – Old Belvedere RFC
13. Aoife Dalton* – Tullamore RFC/Old Belvedere RFC
12. Jenny Murphy – Old Belvedere RFC
11. Anna Doyle – Tullow RFC/Blackrock College RFC
10. Dannah O’Brien* – Tullow RFC/Old Belvedere RFC
9. Ailsa Hughes – Tullamore RFC/Railway Union RFC

1. Niamh O’Dowd* – Old Belvedere RFC
2. Jess Keating* – Old Belvedere RFC
3. Christy Haney – St Mary’s College RFC/Blackrock College RFC (CAPTAIN)
4. Aoife McDermott – Railway Union RFC
5. Eimear Corri – Portlaoise RFC/Blackrock College RFC
6. Ali Coleman – Blackrock College RFC
7. Molly Boyne* – DUFC/Railway Union RFC
8. Hannah O’Connor – CYM RFC/Blackrock College RFC (CAPTAIN)


16. Aoife Moore* – Blackrock College RFC
17. Lisa Callan – Railway Union RFC
18. Megan Collis* – Greystones RFC/Railway Union RFC
19. Elaine Anthony – Old Belvedere RFC
20. Katie Whelan* – Enniscorthy RFC/Old Belvedere RFC
21. Lisa Mullen* – Virginia RFC/Blackrock College RFC
22. Elise O’Byrne-Whyte – DUFC/Old Belvedere RFC
23. Molly Scuffil McCabe – Garda Westmanstown RFC/Railway Union RFC

* Denotes uncapped players