Friday, January 22, 2021

DONADEA’S Will Connors has been included by Head Coach, Leo Cullen, in the Leinster Rugby team to face Munster Rugby tomorrow (Saturday)  in Thomond Park in the Guinness PRO14 (KO 7.35pm, live on eir Sport and RTÉ Radio).

Will Connors in the Leinster team to face Munster Photo: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Connors is selected in a back row which also includes Rhys Ruddock and Caelan Doris. Garry Ringrose makes a welcome return from a jaw injury to take his place in the centre, with Johnny Sexton to captain the side from out-half.

The back three sees Hugo Keenan in the full-back jersey, with Jordan Larmour on the right wing and Jimmy O’Brien on the left. Robbie Henshaw is selected at inside centre with Ringrose winning his 80th cap outside him.

Captain Sexton is joined by Luke McGrath in the half-backs.

In the pack, Cian Healy is joined by Seán Cronin and Andrew Porter in the front row with Scott Fardy and James Ryan selected behind them in the second row.

Leinster Rugby Team To Face Munster (caps in brackets):

15. Hugo Keenan (23)
14. Jordan Larmour (53)
13. Garry Ringrose (79)
12. Robbie Henshaw (52)
11. Jimmy O’Brien (28)
10. Johnny Sexton (170) CAPTAIN
9. Luke McGrath (138)
1. Cian Healy (225)
2. Seán Cronin (189)
3. Andrew Porter (70)
4. Scott Fardy (68)
5. James Ryan (44)
6. Rhys Ruddock (183)
7. Will Connors (22)
8. Caelan Doris (36)

16. Rónan Kelleher (18)
17. Ed Byrne (61)
18. Tom Clarkson (4)
19. Ross Molony (105)
20. Jack Conan (97)
21. Jamison Gibson-Park (98)
22. Ross Byrne (94)
23. Josh van der Flier (88)

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