Friday, May 14, 2021

EADESTOWN keeps producing the goods as one of their native sons, Jimmy O’Brien, is back in the Leinster team for Friday’s Round 2 of the Guinness PRO 14 Rainbow Cup clash with Ulster at the RDS, KO 8.15pm.


Jimmy O’Brien at full back for Leinster against Ulster Photo: INPHO/James Crombie

24 year old O’Brien, has recovered from injury and will line out at full back for the Blues side which will be captained by Luke McGrath. O’Brien will be flanked on the wings by Jordan Larmour and Dave Kearney with Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose in the centre.

Captain, McGrath will be partnered at No 10 by Ross Byrne.

In the pack the front row features Cian Healy, Sean Cronin and Tadhg Furlong with Ryan Baird and James Ryan in the second row. Josh Murphy and Josh van der Flier will be on the flanks with Caelan Doris, also returning from injury at No 8.

Leinster Rugby V Ulster (caps in brackets)

15 Jimmy O’Brien (32)

14 Jordan Larmour (59)

13 Garry Ringrose (83)

12 Robbie Henshaw (56)

11 Dave Kearney (168)

10 Ross Byrne (101)

9 Luke McGrath (148) (Captain)

1 Cian Healy (229)

2 Sean Cronin (194)

3 Tadhg Furlong (113)

4 Ryan Baird (24)

5 James Ryan (47)

6 Josh Murphy (47)

7 Josh van der Flier (95)

8 Caelan Doris (37)


16 Ronan Kelleher (22)

17 Michael Milne (14)

18 Michael Bent (156)

19 Devin Toner (264)

20 Jack Conan (104)

21 Cormac Foley (1)

22 Rory O’Loughlin (84)

23 Tommy O’Brien (8)

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