Wednesday 20 September 2017

Dardis gets chance to shine as provinces opt for youth

Leinster's Billy Dardis
Leinster's Billy Dardis
David Kelly

David Kelly

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.

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