Jennings leads a young Leinster side

Eoin Reddan, Seán Cronin, Dave Kearney and Fergus McFadden named among a replacements

 Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth on the attack against Ulster. Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth on the attack against Ulster. Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 

Shane Jennings leads a young Leinster side for tomorrow night’s pre-season friendly match against Northampton Saints at Donnybrook (7.0).

Darren Hudson is named at fullback while the fresh faced three quarter line includes academy winger Sam Coghlan Murray. Ireland Under 20 captain Luke McGrath partners Jimmy Gopperth at halfback.

It’ll be interesting to see how props Jack McGrath and Martin Moore acquit themselves while Tom Denton is named alongside Quinn Roux in the secondrow.

Eoin Reddan returns after a serious leg injury and he is part of an extended bench that includes Sean Cronin, Dave Kearney and Fergus McFadden, who scored a hat-trick of triesfor Ireland against Canada during the summer. Over 3,000 tickets have been sold but they will be available to purchase at the gates.

Leinster: D Hudson; D Fanning, B Macken, N Reid, S Coghlan-Murray; J Gopperth, L McGrath; J McGrath, A Dundon, M Moore; Q Roux, T Denton; R Ruddock, S Jennings (capt), J Murphy. Replacements: S Cronin, J Tracy, J O’Connell, T Furlong, T Beirne, B Marshall, D Ryan, D Leavy, L Auva’a, E Reddan, J Cooney, C Marsh, T Daly, C O’Shea, F McFadden, A Byrne, D Kearney.

Referee: George Clancy (IRFU),