Tadhg Furlong called in Leinster team to handle Scarlets
Tadhg Furlong will make his return for Leinster versus Scarlets in Saturday’s Pro14 clash (Kick-off: 7.35 pm, reside on eir Sport 1 and TG4).
The Irish prop who was today called in Andy Farrell’s 6 Nations team, hasn’t played given that the defeat by England last February due to back, hamstring and calf injuries.
Luke McGrath will captain Leinster for the journey to Parc y Scarlets, while there is a potential launching off the bench for 19-year-old Naas gamer Jamie Osborne.
Max O’Reilly makes his second appearance for the senior group at fullback, with Cian Kelleher on the extreme right and Dave Kearney on the left wing having recovered from a minor hamstring injury that ruled him out of selection for the Munster game.
Ciarán Frawley and Liam Turner are selected in the centre for Cullen’s team with captain McGrath and Harry Byrne the halfbacks.
In the pack, Peter Dooley and the fit once again Furlong are the starting props, with James Tracy picked at hooker. It will be Furlong’s very first video game for Leinster given that last January versus Benetton Rugby.
Ross Molony and Ryan Baird are picked in the secondrow together, with Josh Murphy, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan completing the pack for Cullen. Leavy has recuperated from a minor calf injury.
Leinster undertook the most recent round of PCR screening in UCD on Thursday without any positive cases of Covid-19 reported. One player who had actually been separating because of close contact with a favorable relative reported feeling weak previously in the week and was checked beyond Leinster. He checked positive for Covid-19 and will continue to self-isolate from the group in accordance with HSE standards.
LEINSTER: Max O’Reilly; Cian Kelleher, Liam Turner, Ciarán Frawley, Dave Kearney; Harry Byrne, Luke McGrath (Capt); Peter Dooley, James Tracy, Tadhg Furlong; Ross Molony, Ryan Baird; Josh Murphy, Dan Leavy, Jack Conan.