Monday 10 December 2018

Byrne and Reid boost Leinster 'A'

Adam Byrne again has to make to do with a place in the ‘A’ squad as the winger looks to force his way back into Leo Cullen’s plans. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Adam Byrne again has to make to do with a place in the ‘A’ squad as the winger looks to force his way back into Leo Cullen’s plans. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Free-scoring Leinster 'A' have notched an average of 50 points in their two Celtic Cup games thus far, and they will be looking to maintain their scintillating form when they take on the Scarlets today.

Adam Byrne (pictured) again has to make to do with a place in the 'A' squad as the winger looks to force his way back into Leo Cullen's plans.

Noel Reid will also provide plenty of experience in the back-line as he starts at out-half - a position he is filling more frequently these days.

Fresh from making his professional debut against the Dragons last weekend, Hugh O'Sullivan partners Reid at half-back.

The supremely-talented Caelan Doris will be eager to continue his development from No 8, while hooker Ronan Kelleher will be looking to do something similar.

Elsewhere, Ulster 'A', go in search of their first win of the campaign as they seek a response to defeats against Leinster and Scarlets.

The northern province face Welsh opposition again as they travel to Cardiff.

Like Leinster, it is a very youthful team with eight academy players included in the starting XV and another five on the bench. Watch out for highly-rated pair Michael Lowry (out-half) and Aaron Sexton (winger).

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