Saturday 21 October 2017

New boys set for Leinster bows

LEINSTER will introduce some new faces -- and welcome some old ones back -- at Donnybrook on Friday when they face the Melbourne Rebels in their first pre-season match of the new campaign, writes Ruaidhri O'Connor.

New Zealander Mat Berquist, South African Steven Sykes and Ireland 'A' international Damian Browne could make their debuts for the European champions against the Australian outfit, who have Danny Cipriani and Stirling Mortlock among their travelling party.

Fionn Carr, David Gannon and Jamie Hagan are also set to feature after rejoining their native province, while Eoin O'Malley and Shane Horgan miss out with injury and Simon Shawe is a doubt.

Irish Independent

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