Garry Ringrose in Leinster XV to face Southern Kings

Leinster centre will start on Friday night ahead of an anticipated Ireland return

Garry Ringrose trained with Leinster and Ireland this week. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Garry Ringrose trained with Leinster and Ireland this week. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

 

Good news for Irish coach Joe Schmidt has come from Leinster, where outside centre Garry Ringrose has been named to face Southern Kings in the RDS on Friday evening in the Pro14 league (Kick off at 7.35pm).

Ringrose, who turned 23-years-old last month, has not played a competitive game since he was injured against Ulster, when an ankle injury forced him out of the game.

Schmidt has had three of his front line centres injured with Robbie Henshaw, long term injury Jared Payne and Ringrose all sidelined.

Following his debut off the bench last week against the Scarlets, Ciarán Frawley has been named to start at outhalf by Cullen for the first time.

The former Skerries Community College player, who has 10 Ireland Under 20s caps, kicked two from two last time out and played a confident game.

Elsewhere, Dave Kearney starts at fullback with Barry Daly on the right wing and last week’s man of the match James Lowe on the left wing. Isa Nacewa captains the side from the centre with Ringrose outside him.

UCD’s Nick McCarthy partners Frawley in the halfbacks.

In the front row Ed Byrne starts at loosehead prop and is joined by twin brother Bryan at hooker. It’s the first time the Carlow brothers start together at senior level having done so twice this season with the Leinster ‘A’ team .

Mick Kearney and Ian Nagle are selected in the second row with flankers Josh Murphy and Will Connors joining Max Deegan at number eight.

LEINSTER: D Kearney; B Daly, G Ringrose, I Nacewa (Capt), J Lowe; C Frawley, N McCarthy; E Byrne, B Byrne, M Bent; M Kearney, I Nagle; J Murphy, W Connors, M Deegan.

Replacements: J Treacy, P Dooley, A Coyle, R Molony, P Timmins, J Gibson-Park, N Reid, J Larmour.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.