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Leinster load up 'A' game to put Melrose in place

Leinster v Melrose, Donnybrook, tomorrow, 6.0

Coach Colin McEntee will want to see a clear improvement from the bonus-point win at Esher last Saturday as Leinster 'A' unleash a cluster of their next generation players on their Scottish visitors, writes Des Berry.

Supporters should make the trip to Dublin 4 tomorrow to witness the progress of exciting young runners, like full-back Andrew Conway and Brendan Macken.

McEntee will also be able to call on the quality of many players with solid PRO12 experience, like hooker Aaron Dundon, blindside Ciaran Ruddock and number eight Leo Auva'a.

Melrose have character - they reversed a 17-point half-time deficit to hand Bedford Blues their first defeat in the competition.

LEINSTER 'A': D Kearney, D Hudson, B Macken, C O'Shea, A Conway, N Reid, J Cooney, J McGrath, A Dundon, J Hagan, N Keogh, M Flanagan, C Ruddock (C), C Gilsenan, L Auva'a.

Replacements: J O'Connell, T Sexton, J Coughlan, J Conan, L McGrath, C Marsh, A Boyle.

Verdict: Leinster