Noel Reid to make 100th appearance as Leinster team to face Connacht named

Leinster centre Noel Reid is set to make his 100th appearance for the province when they travel to the Sportsground to take on Connacht.

The Champion Cup finalists know that just one point will ensure a home semi-final in the Pro14 playoffs.

27-year-old Reid will start the game wearing number 12 and will be joined in the centre by Tom Daly, making his first appearance of the season.

Outside the pair, James Lowe and Barry Daly start on the wings while Joey Carbrey starts at full-back.

Ross Byrne will line out at out-half alongside Nick McCarthy at 9.

In the pack, Jack McGrath captains the side from the front row, with James Tracey and Andrew Porter completing the front three.

Ross Molony and Mick Kearney start in the second row while Max Deegan, Peadar Timmins and Jack Conan line out in the back-row.

Leinster's visit to the western province will be an emotional affair as it marks the final game for Connacht stalwart John Muldoon. The Connacht skipper is set to make his 327th appearance before retiring and taking up a coaching role with Pat Lam in Bristol.

Leinster team to face Connacht:

15. Joey Carbery, 14. Barry Daly, 13. Tom Daly, 12. Noel Reid, 11. James Lowe, 10. Ross Byrne, 9. Nick McCarthy, 1. Jack McGrath (c), 2. James Tracy, 3. Andrew Porter, 4. Ross Molony, 5. Mick Kearney, 6. Max Deegan, 7. Peadar Timmins, 8. Jack Conan


16. Seán Cronin, 17. Cian Healy, 18. Michael Bent, 19. Devin Toner, 20. Jordi Murphy, 21. Jamison Gibson-Park, 22. Jordan Larmour, 23. Adam Byrne

More on this topic

21-year-old Lansdowne player, Rónan Kelleher, to debut for Leinster in Pro14

Cronin more than a ‘super-sub’, says Fogarty

Leinster flirt with danger in Zebre crossing

Opportunity knocks for Leinster's backup cast

More in this Section

Rory McIlroy must look after number one, but he could let people down easier

Tommy Kenoy glad club grounds off limits at Congress

Jamie Clarke: ‘I’m never half in or out. It’s one or the other’

The day Bologna was a graveyard for Irish rugby


Ask Audrey: 'I'm pretending to be from Monkstown, but I'm really just a wan from Turners Cross'

Six questions from a first-time viewer of MasterChef

Scene and Heard: This week's entertainment news

Rose Williams is revved up and ready to fire in Curfew

More From The Irish Examiner