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Leinster Name 10 Internationals for Ospreys URC Game

Two Kildare players O'Brien and Osborne in starting 15; 4 Internationals on the bench

The Leinster Rugby team, to play Ospreys in Round 12 of the BKT United Rugby Championship, on Saturday evening in Swansea.has been named.

Rhys Ruddock captains the side, that includes ten full internationals.

Hugo Keenan starts at full-back, with last week’s Player of the Match Jordan Larmour and Eadestown’s Jimmy O’Brien on the wings.

Naas’s Jamie Osborne joins Charlie Ngatai in the centre.

Harry Byrne makes his first start of the season, at fly-half. Cormac Foley is at scrum-half.

Cian Healy, Dan Sheehan and Michael Ala’alatoa are the front row.

Ross Molony and Brian Deeny partner in the second row for the first time.

Ruddock starts on the blindside, with Scott Penny on the openside, and Jack Conan starting at number 8.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):
15. Hugo Keenan (48)
14. Jordan Larmour (80)
13. Jamie Osborne (26)
12. Charlie Ngatai (10)
11. Jimmy O’Brien (62)
10. Harry Byrne (39)
9. Cormac Foley (10)
1. Cian Healy (256)
2. Dan Sheehan (38)
3. Michael Ala’alatoa (35)
4. Ross Molony (151)
5. Brian Deeny (5)
6. Rhys Ruddock (215) CAPTAIN
7. Scott Penny (47)
8. Jack Conan (124)

16. John McKee (10)
17. Michael Milne (21)
18. Vakhtang Abdaladze (24)
19. James Ryan (66)
20. Josh van der Flier (121)
21. Nick McCarthy (53)
22. Ross Byrne (140)
23. Rob Russell (12)

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