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Leinster name team for RaboDirect PRO12 encounter with Scarlets

Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013 12:56 | Comments

Ian Madigan has been named on the Leinster bench after his release from the Ireland camp
Ian Madigan has been named on the Leinster bench after his release from the Ireland camp

Leinster will field an inexperienced side against the Scarlets in Saturday’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash at the RDS.

Captain Leo Cullen, who was a second-half replacement in the bonus-point victory over Benetton Treviso last weekend, partners Ben Marshall at lock as the two sides meet for the fourth time this season.

Shane Jennings is back in the starting line-up after missing last weekend’s win and features in the back row alongside Jordi Murphy and Dominic Ryan, who scored a hat-trick of tries against the Italian side last time out.

In the backline, Isaac Boss links up at half-back with Noel Reid, who is one of three current academy players in the starting line-up, with Andrew Goodman continuing at centre alongside Eoin O’Malley.

Fionn Carr - who makes his 35th appearance for his home province - joins Andrew Conway and Dave Kearney in the back three.

Ian Madigan and Fergus McFadden are named amongst the replacements after their release from the Ireland camp after training on Friday.

Leinster team to play Scarlets on Saturday, kick-off 7.45pm:

D Kearney, A Conway, E O’Malley, Andrew Goodman, F Carr, N Reid, I Boss, J McGrath, A Dundon, M Bent, L Cullen (Captain), B Marshall, D Ryan, S Jennings, J Murphy.

Replacements:

T Sexton, J O’Connell, J Hagan, M Flanagan, R Ruddock, J Cooney, I Madigan, F McFadden.

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