Leinster can call on the services of Felipe Contepomi for the first time this season as well as their Churchill Cup contingent which includes the likes of Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney and Kieran Lewis.
…Trevor Hogan looks set to make his Leinster debut against London Irish on Friday…
The Leinster squad to face London Irish in a pre-season friendly at Donnybrook on Friday (KO: 7.30pm) has been named.
Leinster can call on the services of Felipe Contepomi for the first time this season as well as their Churchill Cup contingent which includes the likes of Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney and Kieran Lewis. This means that Trevor Hogan looks set to make his debut against the Exiles.
There could also be home debuts for Australian duo Owen Finegan and Chris Whitaker, while Stephen Keogh and Harry Vermaas could also make their first starts in Donnybrook.
Due to the number of injuries in the London Irish squad the A team game, originally scheduled to precede the senior game, has had to be cancelled.
Meanwhile, London Irish has announced a strong 31 man squad for Friday evening’s pre-season match with Leinster at Donnybrook in Dublin.
…French International Olivier Magne is one of the 13 full international players in the London Irish Squad…
The squad contains 13 full internationals including the likes of Justin Bishop, Mike Catt, Danie Coetzee, Olivier Magne and Phil Murphy. Among the former Leinster players included in the squad are Bob Casey, Barry Everitt and Ben Willis.
The match, which kicks-off at 7.30pm, will be played in three periods of 30 minutes each to give all the players in both squads a chance to take part in the game.
Forwards: Will Green, Ronan McCormack, Reggie Corrigan, Fosi Pala’amo, Robert Sweeney, Johnny Wickham, Harry Vermaas, Brian Blaney, Bernard Jackman, Adam Byrnes, Trevor Hogan, Devin Toner, Richie Leyden, Owen Finegan, Niall Ronan, Stephen Keogh, Des Dillon, Jamie Heaslip, Ciaran Potts
Backs: Chris Whitaker, Guy Easterby, Felipe Contepomi, Christian Warner, Michael Berne, Andrew Dunne, Jonathan Sexton, Stephen Grissing, Luke Fitzgerald, Kieran Lewis, Gary Brown, Rob Kearney, Ross McCarron
Delon Armitage, Steffon Armitage, Justin Bishop, Bob Casey, Mike Catt, Danie Coetzee, Alex Corbieiero, Declan Danaher, Barry Everitt, Dominic Feaunati, Riki Flutey, Shane Geraghty, Paul Hodgson, Michael Horak, James Hudson, Gary Johnson, Nick Kennedy, Tonga Lea’aetoa, Juan Leguizamon, Stuart Mackie, Olivier Magne, Phil Murphy, Topsy Ojo, Kieran Roche, Robbie Russell, Dominic Shabbo, Tom Standfield, Sailosi Tagicakibau, Gonzala Tiesi, Tom Warren, Ben Willis