Friday 23 August 2019

Jack McGrath set for surprise recall as Leinster prepare to name strong Champions Cup final squad

 

Jack McGrath of Leinster during the Guinness PRO14 Round 19 match between Leinster and Benetton at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Jack McGrath of Leinster during the Guinness PRO14 Round 19 match between Leinster and Benetton at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
David Kelly

David Kelly

Seán Cronin is set to be named in Leo Cullen's starting side when it is revealed in Newcastle this lunchtime - but Bryan Byrne has travelled as cover in case the Irish international's calf injury unexpectedly flares up again.

Cronin has not played since the semi-final victory against Toulouse in Dublin, but withdrew in the first half of that game and has not featured for the side since.

Jamison Gibson-Park's injury will, as expected, allow semi-final try-scoring hero James Lowe to start on the wing in what should be an unchanged 15 as Cullen's men seek a record fifth European crown against English kingpins Saracens.

Ulster-bound Jack McGrath is likely to feature on the bench ahead of Ed Byrne.

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