Friday 23 February 2018

Ruddock back for Pontypridd clash

AFTER dismantling Leeds Carnegie with the help of some of the seniors who were looking for game time last weekend, Leinster 'A' travel to Pontypridd to visit one of rugby's fallen giants.

Pontypridd v Leinster 'A',

Sardis Rd, 2.0

The Welsh side drew their opening game against Jersey last weekend and will fancy their chances against a Leinster team that sees Rhys Ruddock return to action after a lengthy lay-off. The flanker starts, but the game comes too soon for Dave Kearney, who had been hoping to feature.

Prop Jack McGrath captains a side with plenty of first-team experience.

Verdict: Pontypridd.

LEINSTER 'A' -- N Reid; A Boyle, B Macken, C O'Shea, S Coghlan Murray; C Marsh, J Cooney; J McGrath (capt), T Sexton, M Moore; T Denton, B Marshall; R Ruddock, J Coghlan, L Auva'a. Reps: J Tracy, J O'Connell, T Beirne, J Conan, D Shanahan, S Crosbie, T Daly.

Irish Independent

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