Westmeath Man O’Brien Handed First Leinster Start

Written 3 weeks ago by Newsroom


Westmeath’s Conor O’Brien will get his first start for Leinster tomorrow.

The 21-year-old, who played his underage rugby with Mullingar, is one of nine changes made for the Guinness Pro 14 trip to Glasgow.

He starts at centre alongside Rory O’Loughlin in a side that also includes Jordi Murphy, Sean Cronin and Dave Kearney.

Birr’s Peter Dooley is among the replacements.

There are also whole sale changes to the Munster team ahead of tomorrow’s Pro 14 tie against the Dragons in Cork.

Simon Zebo is one of just five Munster players retained.

Billy Holland will captain the side in the absence of Peter O’Mahony.

JJ Hanrahan is named at out half with Ian Keatley dropping to the bench.