The latest talent produced by Irish Rugby nursery St Michael’s is to make his debut for Leinster tomorrow.
At openside the 19-year-old Scott Penny makes his senior debut having impressed in the victorious Celtic Cup campaign scoring eight tries across the seven games.
With a number of players still on Ireland duty there are opportunities for other players to state their case and indeed there could be as many as three senior debuts over the course of the 80 minutes with seven players from the Leinster Academy in the match day 23.
Ross Molony is joined in the second row by captain Scott Fardy.
There is also the possibility for two further senior debuts with Jimmy O’Brien and Jack Kelly named amongst the replacements. Like Penny, both players were key components of the Leinster ‘A’ Celtic Cup win with Kelly captaining the side in the Final against Scarlets ‘A’.
Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):
15. Hugo Keenan (2)
14. Adam Byrne (41)
13. Conor O’Brien (5)
12. Noel Reid (105)
11. James Lowe (19)
10. Ciarán Frawley (4)
9. Nick McCarthy (31)
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
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