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In Pics: Leinster 22 Petrarca Padova 12

In Pics: Leinster 22 Petrarca Padova 12

Click here for photos from Leinster’s friendly win over Italian side Petrarca Padova on St. Patrick’s Day at Donnybrook.

Pictured above: Leinster’s stand-in captain Felipe Contepomi is tackled by Petrarca’s Chresten Davis at Donnybrook.

Ross McCarron, who lined out at full-back for Leinster, tries to avoid the challenges of Petrarca duo Giovanni Boccalon and Emanuele Leonardi. Currently studying an Arts degree at UCD, McCarron turns 22 in July and has previously represented Leinster at Schools and Under-21 level, whilst also being capped for the Ireland Under-19s and Under-21s.

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Samoan flanker Cameron Jowitt tries to hold onto possession for Leinster under pressure from Petrarca’s Rob Jewell, a former Harlequin who has played for the England Students this season.

Keith Gleeson, Leinster’s Player Of The Month for January, tries to burst through the tackles of Ramon Vidal and Mario Pereyra.

Petrarca lock Chresten Davis takes a lineout ball ahead of Adam Byrnes of Leinster.

Eric Miller feels the force of a tackle from Petrarca’s Emanuele Leonardi.

**All photos by Dan Sheridan of Inpho Photography**