Leinster name their team for final game of season
RDS welcomes back 1,200 fans as part of series of Government sanctioned test events
Jamison Gibson-Park is back from injury and playing for the first time since the Pro14 final win against Munster. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho
As part of a series of test events sanctioned by the Government, 1,200 supporters will be in attendance at the RDS for the first time since February 2020. Garry Ringrose will captain the side, with James Ryan in line to win his 50th cap from the secondrow.
Rory O’Loughlin will start beside Ringrose in the centre with Gibson-Park, back from injury and playing for the first time since the Pro14 final win against Munster, partnering Ross Byrne in the halfbacks.
On the bench, there is a welcome return from injury for Vakh Abdaladze who will make his first appearance of the season if introduced and in doing so will become the 60th player used by Leo Cullen this season. Harry Byrne is also back from injury to take his place amongst the replacements.
The majority of the supporters will be official members, granted tickets by way of a lottery system, but there will also be 100 frontline staff from St Vincent’s University Hospital in attendance.
LEINSTER: Hugo Keenan; Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose (Capt), Rory O’Loughlin, Jimmy O’Brien; Ross Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park; Cian Healy, Rónan Kelleher, Michael Bent; Ryan Baird, James Ryan; Scott Fardy, Scott Penny, Caelan Doris.