Leinster team named for Stormers

Mar 23, 2023 17:17 By Dave Hooper
Leinster team named for Stormers
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Rob Russell is the only personnel change from the win in Edinburgh

Leo Cullen has made one change to the Leinster team who will face DHL Stormers in the URC on Friday evening in the RDS Arena.

Leinster Rugby can also confirm that the Guinness Six Nations trophy will be in attendance at the game and that supporters can get photographs with the trophy from 6pm at Autograph Alley.

The game will also serve as a charity match day take-over for the Irish Cancer Society.


Rob Russell replaces the injured Jamie Osborne in the only personnel change from the bonus point win over Edinburgh earlier this month. Ciarán Frawley moves from full-back to inside centre, with Jordan Larmour moving from the wing to full-back.

Dave Kearney joins Russell and Larmour in the back three, with Liam Turner partnering Frawley in the centre. Harry Byrne and Luke McGrath continue their partnership at half-back.

The pack remains unchanged from the win in the Scottish capital. Michael Milne, John McKee and Michael Ala’alatoa retain their places in the front row.


Ross Molony is partnered by Jason Jenkins in the second row, with Captain Rhys Ruddock, Scott Penny and Max Deegan retaining their places in the back-row.

On the bench, there is a welcome return from injury for Ed Byrne who looks set to make his first appearance of 2023.


  1. Jordan Larmour
  2. Rob Russell
  3. Liam Turner
  4. Ciarán Frawley
  5. Dave Kearney
  6. Harry Byrne
  7. Luke McGrath
  1. Michael Milne
  2. John McKee
  3. Michael Ala’alatoa
  4. Ross Molony
  5. Jason Jenkins
  6. Rhys Ruddock (C)
  7. Scott Penny
  8. Max Deegan


  1. Lee Barron
  2. Ed Byrne
  3. Vakhtang Abdaladze
  4. Brian Deeny
  5. Will Connors
  6. Nick McCarthy
  7. Charlie Tector
  8. Ben Brownlee

Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU)

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