Irish coach Eddie O’Sullivan is expected to be in Donnybrook this evening when the Leinster Lions take on Gloucester in a pre-season friendly, Declan Kidney will be in Ravenhill
Irish coach Eddie O’Sullivan is expected to be in Donnybrook this evening when the Leinster Lions take on Gloucester in a pre-season friendly, assistant coach Declan Kidney will be in Ravenhill, while Irish team manager Brian O’Brien and forwards coach Niall O’Donovan will be in Limerick.
The purpose of the national management spereading their wings is to assess the state of wellness of players such as Denis Hickie, Leo Cullen, Keith wood, David Wallace, Rob Henderson, John Hayes, Simon Best and Gary Longwell as well as running their eye over others they may consider for their RWC squad.
Ulster (v Orrell, 7.30pm)
Bryn Cunningham; Seamus Mallon, Ryan Constable, Shane Stewart, Andrew Maxwell; Paddy Wallace, Kieran Campbell; Ronan McCormack, Paul Shields, Simon Best; Matt McCullough, Gary Longwell; Tony McWhirter, Andy Ward capt, Roger Wilson.
Replacements: Matt Sexton, Clem Boyd, Matt Mustchin, Neil Best, Reece Spee, Tommy Bowe, Scott Young.
Leinster (v Gloucester, 7.30pm)
Girvan Dempsey; Gordon D’Arcy, Kieran Lewis, David Quinlan, Denis Hickie; Christian Warner, Brian O’Meara; Reggie Corrigan capt, Shane Byrne, Niall Treston; Ben Gissing, Leo Cullen; Aidan McCullen, Keith Gleeson, Eric Miller.
Replacements: Darren Molloy, Gavin Hickie, Aidan Kearney, Shane Jennings, Brian O’Riordan, Matthew Leek, John McWeeney, Gary Brown, Des Dillon.
Munster Squad (v Rotherham, 7pm)
Backs: J Staunton, D Crotty, M Lawlor, S Payne, M Mullins, J Jones Hughes, R Henderson, C O’Sullivan, A Horgan, M McPhail, J Holland, E Reddan, F Murphy, D Urlich.
Forwards: J Williams, P Malone, D Wallace, C McMahon, A Quinlan, D Leamy, D O’Callaghan, P O’Connell, T Hogan, T Hayes, E Halvey, J Hayes, J Blaney, J Flannery, A Long, K Wood, M Horan, S Kerr, F Roche, E McGovern, F McLoughlin.