Friday, October 02, 2020
ED Byrne has been named in the Leinster starting XV for the first game of the new Guinness PRO14 season against the Dragons in the RDS Arena tonight (Kick Off: 8.15pm – live on Eir Sport & TG4).

Ed Byrne starts for Leinster against the Dragons at the RDS tonight
Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

It’s a quick turnaround for Leinster as their season only ended when they were beaten by Saracens in the Champions Cup quarter-final at the start of the month but all the focus is now on the upcoming season.
 Byrne is selected at loosehead prop, with Rónan Kelleher at hooker and Michael Bent at tighthead.
 Johnny Sexton will lead the side out for the first game of the new Guinness PRO14 season with Jamison Gibson-Park his half back partner.
Elsewhere in the backs it’s Hugo Keenan at full back with Jordan Larmour on the right wing and James Lowe on the left.
In the centre, Ciarán Frawley starts at inside centre with Garry Ringrose outside him at 13.
Scott Fardy and James Ryan are selected in the second row, with Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan completing the starting XV.
Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Hugo Keenan (18)
14. Jordan Larmour (50)
13. Garry Ringrose (76)
12. Ciarán Frawley (26)
11. James Lowe (47)
10. Johnny Sexton (167) CAPTAIN
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (93)
1. Ed Byrne (57)
2. Rónan Kelleher (15)
3. Michael Bent (140)
4. Scott Fardy (61)
5. James Ryan (39)
6. Rhys Ruddock (173)

7. Josh van der Flier (84)
8. Jack Conan (93)

16. Seán Cronin (185)
17. Cian Healy (220)
18. Andrew Porter (66)
19. Ryan Baird (10)
20. Max Deegan (64)
21. Luke McGrath (127)

22. Ross Byrne (89)
23. Tommy O’Brien (3)

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR)

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