Saturday 21 April 2018

Carbery and Cronin back in action

Leinster's Joey Carbery. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Leinster's Joey Carbery. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Joey Carbery and Sean Cronin are amongst the latest front-liners to return for Leinster when they host Bath in their final pre-season game at Donnybrook this evening (7.30).

The Ireland pair will start on the bench, as will James Ryan and Andrew Porter who both made their international debuts on the summer tour.

The highly-rated Jordan Larmour, who scored two tries against Gloucester last week, starts at full-back, while Fergus McFadden continues his comeback on the wing.

Larmour's outstanding Ireland U-20 team-mate Caelan Doris, who is underage again next year, is at blindside, with Max Deegan starting at No 8.

Fit-again Jordi Murphy and Dave Kearney are amongst the replacements as is another U-20 international, Ronan Kelleher - younger brother of Connacht winger and former Leinster player Cian.

Elsewhere, Ulster have been handed a major boost ahead of the start of the new season next week as Marcell Coetzee is in line to make his return from a knee injury sustained in March when Les Kiss' side travel to Northampton (7.30).

The powerful South African was outstanding in the limited time he featured last season.

Scrum-half John Cooney, who joined from Connacht during the summer, will make his first appearance for Ulster with ex-Munster back-row Jean Deysel set for his first start for his new province. Peter Nelson gets a chance to impress from out-half.

Irish Independent

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