Taking that into consideration plus the return to the club of former players, Williams is naturally cautious about his side's chances on Friday. "It's going to be difficult for us to fire on all cylinders. We can't really expect to give our usual performance and we will will need a lot spirit and pure hard graft to get us through on Friday night."
The Leinster Lions team to play Pontypridd on Friday the 30th of August, kick off 7.35pm for the first match of the 2002/2003 Celtic League is;
Leinster LionsGirvan Dempsey; Denis Hickie, Brian O' Driscoll, Christian Warner, Gordon D'Arcy; Andy Dunne, Brian O' Meara; Victor Costello