Leinster confirm three pre-season fixtures

Leo Cullen’s side will play Perpignan, Gloucester and Bath this summer

Brian O’Driscoll in action against Perpignan in 2003. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster have confirmed three pre-season fixtures beginning with a trip to take on French ProD2 side, Perpignan at the Stade Aimé Giral on Friday, August 11th. The clubs once met in a Heineken Cup semi-final at Lansdowne Road (2003) when the French side upset their hosts, 21-14.

Leo Cullen’s squad will then return to Dublin where they will face Gloucester at Templeville Road the following Friday before completing their programme against Bath at Donnybrook. The Irish province played both English clubs in pre-season fixtures last year.

Tickets for the friendly matches against Gloucester and Bath are available from €10 for adults and €5 for children and are on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie.

Pre-season fixtures:


Friday, August 11th: USA Perpignan v Leinster, Aimé Giral Stadium (9.0pm, Irish time)

Thursday, August 17th: Ulster v Wasps, Kingspan stadium (7.30)

Friday, August 18th: Leinster v Gloucester, Templeville Road (7.30).

Wednesday, August 23rd: Wasps v Connacht, Ricoh Arena (7.35)

Friday, August 25th: Leinster v Bath, Donnybrook (7.30)

Saturday, August 25th: Connacht v Bristol, Sportsground (3.0).

John O'Sullivan

John O'Sullivan

John O'Sullivan is an Irish Times sports writer