Max Deegan is to become Leinster's latest centurion

Oct 27, 2023 18:10 By Dave Hooper
Max Deegan is to become Leinster's latest centurion
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Leinster team named for home opener against Hollywoodbets Sharks

Max Deegan is set to make is 100th appearance for Leinster when they take on Hollywoodbets Sharks in the RDS.

Leo Cullen has made five changes from the team that lost to Glasgow Warriors last weekend.

There are two changes in the backline, with Jamie Osborne and Cormac Foley coming into the starting line-up.


In the forwards, Michael Ala’alatoa returns to the team for his first appearance since starring for Samoa in the Rugby World Cup. Lee Barron and Rhys Ruddock also come into the pack.

Ciarán Frawley starts at full-back, with Tommy O’Brien and Jordan Larmour on the wings. Osborne joins Charlie Ngatai in the centre, with Harry Byrne and Foley completing the back line.


In the pack, Jack Boyle starts alongside Barron and Ala’alatoa in the front row. Ross Molony and Jason Jenkins retain their places in the second row with Ruddock, Captain Scott Penny and Deegan in the back row.

Among the replacements, Clontarf hooker Dylan Donnellan is in line to make his Leinster debut, while Paddy McCarthy, Rory McGuire, Ben Murphy and Sam Prendergast look set to play for Leinster in the RDS for the first time.



  1. Ciarán Frawley
  2. Tommy O’Brien
  3. Jamie Osborne
  4. Charlie Ngatai
  5. Jordan Larmour
  6. Harry Byrne
  7. Cormac Foley
  8. Jack Boyle
  9. Lee Barron
  10. Michael Ala’alatoa
  11. Ross Molony
  12. Jason Jenkins
  13. Rhys Ruddock
  14. Scott Penny (C)
  15. Max Deegan


  1. Dylan Donnellan
  2. Paddy McCarthy
  3. Rory McGuire
  4. Brian Deeny
  5. Will Connors
  6. Ben Murphy
  7. Sam Prendergast
  8. Rob Russell

Leinster v Hollywoodbets Sharks

Saturday October 28, The RDS Arena


Kick-Off: 4:55pm

Referee: Federico Vedovelli (FIR)

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