Cian Kelleher returns to Leinster blue for pre-season opener
Ross Molony will captain the side from the secondrow against Coventry
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his squad to play Coventry. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho
Leo Cullen has named his Leinster team to face Coventry at Donnybrook on Saturday - their first pre-season match.
Cian Kelleher will make his first start since returning from Connacht and is named at fullback.
Cullen has named an extended bench of 14 which includes academy players Liam Turner and Roman Salanoa. Ireland Under-20 internationals Ronan Watters and Rob Russell, and Ireland sevens player Adam La Grue have also been included.
LEINSTER: Cian Kelleher; Adam Byrne, Gavin Mullin, Conor O’Brien, Barry Daly; Harry Byrne, Rowan Osborne; Peter Dooley, Rónan Kelleher, Vakh Abdaladze; Ross Molony (Capt), Josh Murphy; Martin Moloney, Will Connors, Ronan Foley.
Replacements: James Tracy, Michael Milne, Jack Aungier, Ryan Baird, Max Deegan, Patrick Patterson, Jimmy O’Brien, Liam Turner, Roman Salanoa, Ronan Watters, Rory O’Loughlin, Jack Kelly, Adam La Grue, Rob Russell.