Leinster name team to face Glasgow

The Leinster team to face the Glasgow Warriors in Saturday evening’s RaboDirect PRO 12 encounter in the RDS (KO: 6pm) has been named.

Luke Fitzgerald takes his place at inside centre alongside Eoin O’Malley who moves to outside centre for the visit of Glasgow. Fionn Carr and Ian Madigan – try-scorers in the 31-10 victory over the Dragons last weekend – continue in a backline which also includes Isa Nacewa and Cillian Willis.

In the pack, Leo Auva’a makes his first start for the province at number eight after appearing twice off the bench so far this season and he joins Dominic Ryan and skipper Rhys Ruddock in the back-row for the visit of the Scottish side.

Damian Browne is named on the replacements bench alongside Leinster Academy back-rower Jordi Murphy and recent signing prop Nathan White who could both be in line for their debut appearances.

Over 14,450 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s game which will see the usual ‘Family Day’ activities and tickets are still available online at www.leinsterrugby.ie, Spar (Donnybrook), the Leinster Rugby Store and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Tickets will also be on sale around the ground.


15: Isa Nacewa
14: Fionn Carr
13: Eoin O’Malley
12: Luke Fitzgerald
11: David Kearney
10: Ian Madigan
9: Cillian Willis
1: Heinke van der Merwe
2: Richardt Strauss
3: Jamie Hagan
4: Kevin McLaughlin
5: Devin Toner
6: Rhys Ruddock CAPTAIN
7: Dominic Ryan
8: Leo Auva’a
16: Aaron Dundon
17: Jack McGrath
18: Nathan White
19: Damian Browne
20: Jordi Murphy
21: John Cooney
22: Brendan Macken
23: Darren Hudson

REFEREE: Andrew McMenemy (SRU), ASSISTANT REFEREES: John Lacey (IRFU), Trevor Collins (IRFU), 4th OFFICIAL: Ed Kenny (Leinster Rugby Referees), 5th OFFICIAL: Gordon Murray (Leinster Rugby Referees)


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