Jack McGrath In Leinster Team For Benetton

Scrum-half Luke McGrath will captain defending champions Leinster in their Guinness Pro14 match against Benetton tomorrow.

Jack McGrath, who is set to join Ulster this summer, starts at loosehead.

Barry Daly comes in at full back with Fergus McFadden on the right wing and James Lowe on the left.

Australian international Joe Tomane is partnered in the centre by Mullingar man Conor O’Brien, with Captain Luke McGrath and Noel Reid the half backs.

In the pack Jack McGrath, James Tracy and Andrew Porter are selected to start in the front row with Mick Kearney and Scott Fardy in the second row.

In the back row, Josh Murphy, Max Deegan and Caelan Doris complete the starting XV for Leo Cullen.

On the bench Scott Penny is included for the first time since starring for Ireland in their Grand Slam winning Under 20’s Six Nations campaign.

Leinster: Barry Daly, Fergus McFadden, Conor O’Brien, Joe Tomane, James Lowe, Noel Reid, Luke McGrath (Captain), Jack McGrath, James Tracy, Andrew Porter, Mick Kearney, Scott Fardy, Josh Murphy, Max Deegan, Caelan Doris

Replacements: Bryan Byrne, Peter Dooley, Michael Bent, Jack Dunne, Scott Penny, Hugh O’Sullivan, Ciarán Frawley, Jimmy O’Brien

Leinster v Benetton

Saturday April 6 – RDS

Kick-Off 7.45pm

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)