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Ringrose returns for Leinster's Rainbow cup game

Apr 23, 2021 12:04 By Dave Hooper
Ringrose returns for Leinster's Rainbow cup game Ringrose returns for Leinster's Rainbow cup game
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Leinster meet Munster in opening Pro14 Rainbow Cup game

Gary Ringrose makes a welcome return to the Leinster team for tomorrow nights Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup game with Munster in the RDS.

Ringrose one of the players returning after an ankle injury and leads the side out at the RDS Arena. Jordan Larmour is selected at full back, with Dave Kearney on the right wing and James Lowe on the left.

In the centre Rory O'Loughlin moves to the number 12 jersey, with Ringrose as captain outside him. In the half backs, Hugh O'Sullivan starts at scrumhalf with Harry Byrne at out-half.

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In the pack Ed Byrne, Dan Sheehan and Andrew Porter are the front row for Cullen's side, with Ross Molony and Ryan Baird in the second row.

Finally the back row sees Josh Murphy and Scott Penny on the flanks with Penny back from a hand injury and the fit again Caelan Doris at number eight.

On the bench there is a welcome return from injury also for James Ryan and Tommy O'Brien while former St. Gerard's School pupil and Academy scrumhalf Cormac Foley is in line to make his debut and become the 58th player to represent the club this season.

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The 21-year-old from Newtownmountkennedy plays his club rugby with Lansdowne FC and is studying Economics and Finance in UCD.

Leinster

  1. Jordan Larmour
  2. Dave Kearney
  3. Garry Ringrose (c)
  4. Rory O’Loughlin
  5. James Lowe
  6. Harry Byrne
  7. Hugh O’Sullivan
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  1. Ed Byrne
  2. Dan Sheehan
  3. Andrew Porter
  4. Ross Molony
  5. Ryan Baird
  6. Josh Murphy
  7. Scott Penny
  8. Caelan Doris

Replacements

  1. Seán Cronin
  2. Peter Dooley
  3. Michael Bent
  4. James Ryan
  5. Scott Fardy
  6. Cormac Foley
  7. Ciarán Frawley
  8. Tommy O’Brien
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Referee: Chris Busby (IRFU)

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