Thursday 15 November 2018

Jack McGrath to wear captain's armband as Leinster and Munster name teams for St Stephen's Day clash

Leinster's Jack McGrath. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Leinster's Jack McGrath. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Jack McGrath will skipper Leinster for the first time in St Stephen's Day Pro14 clash against Munster in Thomond Park (KO 3.15pm).

McGrath is joined in the front row by James Tracy and Michael Bent while Jordan Larmour starts at full back with Barry Daly returning to the team on the right wing.

Munster, meanwhile, have made four changes to the side who beat Leicester last week.

Rhys Marshall, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls and Tommy O'Donnell all come into Johann van Grann's side.

Munster:  Andrew Conway; Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (c), Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements:  Niall Scannell, James Cronin, John Ryan, Darren O’Shea, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Simon Zebo.

Leinster:  15. Jordan Larmour, 14. Barry Daly, 13. Rory O’Loughlin, 12. Robbie Henshaw, 11. James Lowe, 10. Ross Byrne, 9. Jamison Gibson-Park, 1. Jack McGrath, 2. James Tracy, 3. Michael Bent, 4. Devin Toner, 5. James Ryan, 6. Jordi Murphy, 7. Dan Leavy, 8. Jack Conan

Replacements: 16. Richardt Strauss, 17. Ed Byrne, 18. Tadhg Furlong, 19. Mick Kearney, 20. Josh van der Flier, 21. Nick McCarthy, 22. Cathal Marsh, 23. Noel Reid

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

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