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Published: 12:53 | 30/11/18

Byrne returns for Leinster


Leo Cullen has included a number of returning Ireland internationals in his matchday squad for Saturday's Guinness PRO14 clash against the Dragons.

Hugo Keenan is retained at full-back with Adam Byrne once again starting on the right wing and Dave Kearney coming in on the left wing. Conor O'Brien switches to inside centre with Jimmy O'Brien starting at outside centre.

Jamison Gibson-Park comes in to join Ross Byrne in the half-backs.

Ed Byrne, James Tracy and Michael Bent are named in the front row as Ross Molony and captain Scott Fardy are retained in the second row. There is no change to the back row as Josh Murphy, Scott Penny and Caelan Doris all start.

Leinster (XV v Dragons): H Keenan; A Byrne, J O'Brien, C O'Brien, D Kearney; R Byrne, J Gibson-Park; E Byrne, J Tracy, M Bent, R Molony, S Fardy, J Murphy, S Penny, C Doris.

Replacements: B Byrne, P Dooley, A Porter, M Kearney, M Deegan, P Patterson, C Frawley, T Daly.

Leinster are in Wales to face Dragons in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday live on eir sport 1 [kick-off 5.115pm]. Subscribe here

Image: Inpho Photography

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