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Ruddock Fit To Play For Leinster ‘A’

Ruddock Fit To Play For Leinster ‘A’

The Leinster ‘A’ team to face Pontypridd in the second round of the British & Irish Cup at Sardis Road on Saturday (kick-off 2pm has been named.

Rhys Ruddock, who has worked his way back from hip surgery, is set to feature for the Leinster ‘A’ side. It will be his first competitive outing of the season for the province.

Leinster ‘A’ enjoyed a fine 47-18 victory over Leeds Carnegie in their cup opener, and this week Noel Reid moves to full-back in place of Darren Hudson who injured his shoulder in the last minutes of the Leeds game.

John Cooney will partner Cathal Marsh at half-back, with Collie O’Shea continuing his centre partnership with Brendan Macken.

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Up front, Ruddock joins Jordan Coghlan and Leo Auva’a in a strong back row trio, while Martin Moore starts at tighthead prop in a front row which features Tom Sexton and skipper Jack McGrath.

LEINSTER ‘A’ (v Pontypridd): Noel Reid; Andrew Boyle, Brendan Macken, Collie O’Shea, Sam Coghlan Murray; Cathal Marsh, John Cooney; Jack McGrath (capt), Tom Sexton, Martin Moore, Tom Denton, Ben Marshall, Rhys Ruddock, Jordan Coghlan, Leo Auva’a.

Replacements: James Tracy, Jack O’Connell, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, David Shanahan, Steve Crosbie, Tom Daly.