Leinster name team for Scarlets clash

Joey Carbery starts at full-back again

BY Simon Maguire 12:19 Friday 3 March 2017, 12:19 3 Mar 2017

Joey Carbery. Image: ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made three changes to the team that will face the Scarlets on Saturday.

After beating Newport comfortably last weekend, Cullen has started Joey Carbery at full-back again with Adam Byrne and Fergus McFadden named on the wings.

Noel Reid and Zane Kirchner are paired together in the centre with Luke McGrath partnering Ross Byrne in the half-backs.

Richardt Strauss captains the team at hooker with Peter Dooley and Michael Bent either side of him.

Ross Molony and Hayden Triggs start in the second row with Dan Leavy, Rhys Ruddock and Jack Conan making up the back-row unit.

Bryan Byrne, Ed Byrne, Mike Ross, Mike McCarthy, Max Deegan, Jamison Gibson-Park, Tom Daly, Barry Daly are all named on the bench.

Leinster are top of the Guinness PRO12 Championship on 61 points, a point ahead of the Ospreys. The Scarlets sit in fourth place on 53 points.

The visitors will line up as follows:

Nigel Owens will referee the match. 


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