NAME: Josh van der Flier

DOB: 25/04/1993


DEBUT: v Zebre, 11 Oct 2014

Van der Flier comes into the new season off the back of career-best form, winning the EPCR European Player of the Year, on top of being named Players' Player of the Year at the 2022 Rugby Players Ireland awards.

The flanker was instrumental in Ireland's Test series win against New Zealand in 2022, starting all three Tests, bringing him up to 43 Test appearances.

The Wicklow man has played 114 times for Leinster since his debut in 2014, scoring 18 tries.