Ryan to captain Leinster ‘A’ against Ulster
September 13, 2019 11:55 am Ryan Corry
Head coach Noel McNamara has named his Leinster Rugby ‘A’ side, as sponsored by Bank of Ireland, to face Ulster Rugby ‘A’ at Energia Park (KO 3pm) tomorrow in the Celtic Cup.
Ireland U20 international Charlie Ryan has been named as captain, lining out in the second row with Jack Dunne.
Charlie Ward, Dan Sheehan and Tom Clarkson come into a new-look front row from the 47-21 win over Munster last Friday evening.
First year Academy flanker Brian Deeny replaces Sean O’Brien in the back row where he’ll be alongside Ronan Watters and Ronan Foley who both retain their places.
McNamara has opted to go with an unchanged backline. Rowan Osborne will once more partner Harry Byrne at half-back.
Try-scorers in that Irish Independent Park win last week, Rob Russell and Andrew Smith, line out on the wings either side of full-back Jack Kelly.
The midfield duo consists of Tommy O’Brien and Gavin Mullin.
Supporters can pay at the gate at Energia Park tomorrow with entry from €10 for adults and €5 for under-18s.
Leinster Rugby ‘A’ v Ulster ‘A’ – Celtic Cup Round 4
(Leinster senior caps in brackets)
15. Jack Kelly (1)
14. Andrew Smith
13. Gavin Mullin (2)
12. Tommy O’Brien
11. Rob Russell
10. Harry Byrne
9. Rowan Osborne
1. Charlie Ward
2. Dan Sheehan
3. Tom Clarkson
4. Charlie Ryan CAPTAIN
5. Jack Dunne (5)
6. Brian Deeny
7. Ronan Watters
8. Ronan Foley
16. Harry Noonan
17. John McKee
18. Jack Aungier
19. Cian Prendergast
20. David Aspil
21. Patrick Patterson (3)
22. Tim Corkery
23. Liam Turner