Thursday 24 August 2017

Sean Cronin returns for Leinster while Munster ring changes for Glasgow clash

Sean Cronin, Leinster, is tackled by Willie Faloon, Connacht
Sean Cronin, Leinster, is tackled by Willie Faloon, Connacht
Sean Cronin. Photo: Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Sean Cronin will make his first senior start since January for Leinster against Ospreys in the Guinness PRO12 tomorrow.

Cronin, who injured his hamstring against Zebre in January, is one of a number of changes coach Leo Cullen makes to the side that accounted for Wasps in the Champions Cup quarter final last weekend.

Adam Byrne is the only enforced change as he misses out through injury.

Munster boss Rassie Erasmus, meanwhile, has made 10 changes to his side for their match against Glasgow Warriors in Irish Independent Park (7.35).

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Isa Nacewa (166) CAPTAIN

14. Rory O’Loughlin (17)

13. Zane Kirchner (83)

12. Robbie Henshaw (10)

11. Fergus McFadden (148)

10. Joey Carbery (18)

9. Jamison Gibson-Park (24)

1. Jack McGrath (108)

2. Seán Cronin (125)

3. Tadhg Furlong (63)

4. Devin Toner (194)

5. Mick Kearney (19)

6. Rhys Ruddock (126)

7. Josh van der Flier (40)

8. Jack Conan (47)


16. James Tracy (37)

17. Peter Dooley (34)

18. Mike Ross (149)

19. Ian Nagle (8)

20. Dan Leavy (34)

21. Nick McCarthy (4)

22. Ross Byrne (19)

23. Dave Kearney (109)


Munster: Andrew Conway; Darren Sweetnam, Francis Saili, Jaco Taute, Ronan O’Mahony; Tyler Bleyendaal, Duncan Williams; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Dave O’Callaghan, Billy Holland – capt.; Jean Deysel, Conor Oliver, Jack O’Donoghue.

Replacements: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, John Ryan, Donnacha Ryan, Peter O’Mahony, Angus Lloyd, Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo.

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