Internationals return to bolster Leinster squad to face Scarlets

Leinster Rugby head coach Leo Cullen has announced the match day squad that will travel to Wales to take on Scarlets in the Guinness PRO12 tomorrow evening

There is a return for a number of newly-capped Irish internationals as well as a number of other changes.

[timgcap=Adam Byrne starts on the wing.]AdamByrneLeinsterscoresvZebreFeb16_large.jpg[/timg]

There is one change in the back line with Rory O'Loughlin coming back from injury to take his place in the number at outside centre alongside Noel Reid.

Captain Isa Nacewa starts at full back, with Barry Daly and Adam Byrne on the wings and

Jamison Gibson-Park and Ross Byrne will again play in the nine and ten jerseys respectively.

In the pack Peter Dooley comes in at loose head and joins Irish internationals Richardt Strauss and Michael Bent in the front row.

Mike McCarthy is again selected at lock but is joined in the engine room by Ian Nagle.

Finally, in the back row Dominic Ryan comes in at number six, which means Dan Leavy moves to open side flanker with Jack Conan continuing at number eight.

Leinster caps in brackets: 15. Isa Nacewa CAPTAIN, 14. Adam Byrne, 13. Rory O'Loughlin, 12. Noel Reid, 11. Barry Daly, 10. Ross Byrne, 9. Jamison Gibson-Park; 1. Peter Dooley, 2. Richardt Strauss, 3. Michael Bent, 4. Mike McCarthy, 5. Ian Nagle, 6. Dominic Ryan, 7. Dan Leavy, 8. Jack Conan.

Replacements: 16. James Tracy, 17. Andrew Porter, 18. Oisín Heffernan, 19. Ross Molony, 20. Peadar Timmins, 21. Luke McGrath, 22. Tom Daly, 23. Zane Kirchner.


More in this Section

Pep Guardiola not losing sleep over looming Champions League appeal decisionPep Guardiola not losing sleep over looming Champions League appeal decision

Michael Moynihan: The drive to succeed may never be the same againMichael Moynihan: The drive to succeed may never be the same again

Hansen: New Zealand rugby owes Aussies no favoursHansen: New Zealand rugby owes Aussies no favours

How cricket found a home in a welcoming corner of WaterfordHow cricket found a home in a welcoming corner of Waterford


Lifestyle

Conservationist Giles Clark takes on the illegal wildlife trade, as well as the task of building a bear sanctuary in Laos, South-east Asia, in BBC Two series Bears About The House.Five minutes with ... Giles Clark

Forget G-spots. Let's focus on the C-spot and close the orgasm gap once and for all.Sex File: The G-spot is dead. Long live the C-spot

Workshop leaders from the West Cork Literary Festival offer tips for writing in areas such as biography, short stories and travel, writes Des O’DriscollSo you want to be a writer?

'He told us we were so scared of dying, we forgot how to live” - Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment is this week's podcast pickPodcast Corner: Guru tells of sweat-lodge tragedy and James Arthur Ray

More From The Irish Examiner