Monday 19 August 2019

Conor O'Brien to make Leinster debut as Leo Cullen names team to play Glasgow

Leinster's Conor O'Brien
Leinster's Conor O'Brien

Des Berry

Centre Conor O'Brien will make his Leinster debut against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun tomorrow night (KO 7.35).

Flanker Josh Murphy should join him on cap number one from the bench.

Coach Leo Cullen calls on four men released from the Ireland squad in wings Adam Byrne and Dave Kearney and Andrew Porter and Dan Leavy, both on the bench.

Hooker Sean Cronin will have the chance to take out his frustration on missing out with Ireland in between E Byrne and Michael Bent. 

Scott Fardy starts in the back row for the first time in his Leinster career, with Jordi Murphy selected at openside flanker and Max Deegan at No. 8.

LEINSTER: J Larmour; A Byrne, R O’Loughlin, C O’Brien, D Kearney; R Byrne, J Gibson-Park; E Byrne S Cronin, M Bent, R Molony (capt), M Kearney, S Fardy, J Murphy, M Deegan.

Replacements: R Strauss, P Dooley, A Porter, J Murphy, D Leavy; N McCarthy, C Marsh, H Keenan.

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