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Leinster Add Bent And Goodman To European Panel

Leinster Add Bent And Goodman To European Panel

Several high profile players have been nominated as additional players by their teams ahead of this week’s return to Heineken Cup action.

Recent Ireland cap Michael Bent and Andrew Goodman have been nominated by reigning European champions Leinster, in advance of their key back-to-back encounters with Clermont Auvergne.

In the absence of the injured Aaron Jarvis, the Ospreys have added the former Biarritz Olympique and New Zealand prop Campbell Johnstone, while Glasgow Warriors will have the Scottish-qualified former Crusaders winger Sean Maitland in their ranks.

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Back rower James Coughlan has been included by two-time Heineken Cup champions Munster, with provincial rivals Connacht adding young lock Daniel Qualter to their European squad.

Ex-New Zealand winger Rudi Wulf also returns for a second European stint with current Top 14 leaders Toulon. Wulf played five Heineken Cup games for the French heavyweights during the 2010/11 season.

The players they are replacing in the squads – maximum 38 players at any time – are deregistered.

The deregistered players may return to the squad at a later date during the pool stages and replace the additional player.

Teams must ensure that the additional player has not been nominated in a match squad with another side for the Heineken Cup or Amlin Challenge Cup tournaments during the current season.

The additional player will be eligible to play in the next round of pool matches if his nomination is received by ERC by noon on the Tuesday before the match. The player must have at least a three-month contract with the team.


Additional Player – Sam HOBBS
Date of Birth: 13/05/1988
Position: Prop
Height: 1.92m/6’4″
Weight: 123kg/19st 5lbs
Deregistered – Tom Davies


Additional Player – Daniel QUALTER
Date of Birth: 23/01/1992
Position: Lock
Height: 1.95m/6’5″
Weight: 108kg/17st 0lbs
Deregistered – Mark McCrea


Additional Player – Piers FRANCIS
Date of Birth: 20/06/1990
Position: Out half
Height: 1.81m/5’11”
Weight: 90kg
Deregistered – Ross Rennie


Additional Player – Sean MAITLAND
Date of Birth: 14/09/1988
Position: Wing
Height: 1.89m/6’2″
Weight: 97kg/15st 3lbs
Deregistered – Angus MacDonald

Additional Player – Pat McARTHUR
Date of Birth: 27/04/1987
Position: Hooker
Height: 1.88m/6’2″
Weight: 102kg/16st 0lbs
Deregistered – Fraser Brown


Additional Player – Andrew GOODMAN
Date of Birth: 28/10/1982
Position: Centre
Height: 1.88m/6’2″
Weight: 102kg/16st 0lbs
Deregistered – Tom Sexton

Additional Player – Michael BENT
Date of Birth: 25/04/1986
Position: Prop
Height: 1.82m/6’0″
Weight: 118kg/18st 8lbs
Deregistered – Luke McGrath


Additional Player – Na’ama LELEIMALEFAGA
Date of Birth: 20/11/1987
Position: Prop
Height: 1.78m/5’10”
Weight: 120kg/18st 12lbs
Deregistered – George Jgenti


Additional Player – James COUGHLAN
Date of Birth: 09/12/1980
Position: Back row
Height: 1.86m/6’1″
Weight: 107kg/16st 11lbs
Deregistered – Ivan Dineen


Additional Player – Campbell JOHNSTONE
Date of Birth: 07/01/1980
Position: Prop
Height: 1.80m/5’11”
Weight: 110kg/17st 4lbs
Deregistered – Aaron Jarvis

Additional Player – Dmitri ARHIP
Date of Birth: 12/11/1988
Position: Prop/hooker
Height: 1.80m/5’11”
Weight: 110kg/17st 4lbs
Deregistered – Joe Rees


Additional Player – Tom CRUSE
Date of Birth: 30/03/1989
Position: Prop/hooker
Height: 1.79m/5’10”
Weight: 97kg / 15st 3 lbs
Deregistered – Joe Ward


Additional Player – Jacobie ADRIAANSE
Date of Birth: 19/07/1985
Position: Prop
Height: 1.78m/5’10”
Weight: 112kg/17st 8lbs
Deregistered – Jordan Williams


Additional Player – Rudi WULF
Date of Birth: 02/02/1984
Position: Full back/wing
Height: 1.82m/6’0″
Weight: 80kg/14st 2 lbs
Deregistered – Stephane Munoz