Dardis gets chance to shine as provinces opt for youth
Published 23/08/2014 | 02:30
YOUTHFUL exuberance dominates the rosters of three Irish provinces in pre-season action today ahead of the penultimate round of friendly games ahead of the Pro12 kick-off in a fortnight’s time.
Leinster travel to Northampton Saints with 19-year-old first-year Academy player Billy Dardis starting at full-back, with Darragh Fanning and fellow Academy graduate Sam Coghlan-Murray on the right and left wing respectively.
Another member of the Academy, Jordan Coghlan, makes a welcome return from injury to start at inside-centre, with Brendan Macken outside him.