Friday 20 October 2017

Seven internationals named in Leinster squad for Glasgow PRO12 clash

Ian Madigan chats with Jordi Murphy after getting the late call to replace Jennings. Above: Josh Van Der Flier also had to step up to the mark at the RDS last Saturday
Ian Madigan chats with Jordi Murphy after getting the late call to replace Jennings. Above: Josh Van Der Flier also had to step up to the mark at the RDS last Saturday
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Seven members of the victorious Six Nations squad have been called into matt O'Connor's squad for their Pro12 clash with the Glasgow Warriors tomorrow evening (7.35pm).

Ian Madigan, Eoin Reddan, Marty Moore, Jordi Murphy, Sean Cronin, Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald are all in the match-day 23 having featured in Ireland’s dramatic Six Nations win in Scotland.

Only Madigan, Reddan and Murphy handed starting roles as the remaining four players will start on the bench.

Madigan lines up alongside Ben Te'o in midfield, Moore joins Michael Bent and Richardt Strauss in the front row while Murphy resumes in the number eight jersey.

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend too has recalled a whole host of internationals with Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Mark Bennett, Finn Russell, Fraser Brown, Tim Swinson and Rob Harley all named in the starting XV.

Two more of the Warriors’ Scottish internationals, Jonny Gray and Adam Ashe, are on the bench.

LEINSTER (v Glasgow, RDS, Friday, 7.35pm) : Z Kirchner; F McFadden, B Te’o, I Madigan, D Kearney; J Gopperth, E Reddan; M Bent, R Strauss, M Moore; T Denton, M McCarthy; J Murphy, S Jennings, J Conan.

Replacements: S Cronin, C Healy, T Furlong, B Marshall, D Ryan, I Boss, G D’Arcy, L Fitzgerald.

GLASGOW: S Hogg; T Seymour, M Bennett, P Horne, DTH van der Merwe; F Russell, N Matawalu; A Allan, F Brown, Z Fagerson;T Swinson, A Kellock; R Harley, C Fusaro, J Strauss.

Replacements: Pat MacArthur, Jerry Yanuyanutawa, Mike Cusack, Jonny Gray, Adam Ashe, Henry Pyrgos, Connor Braid, Richie Vernon.

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