O’Brien drops out of semi-final

Date published: May 19 2017

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed that Seán O’Brien is a late withdrawal from the matchday 23 to face the Scarlets.

Cullen confirmed that O’Brien is suffering from a tightness in his calf and a decision has been taken not to risk the injury further.

As a result Ross Byrne comes onto the bench in his place and there will be a numerical shuffle in the replacements as a result with Jamison Gibson-Park now wearing number 21 instead of O’Brien and Byrne wearing the number 22 jersey.

Otherwise the team is as announced yesterday afternoon for the PRO12 Semi-Final against third-placed Scarlets.

Leinster (revised): 15 Joey Carbery, 14 Adam Byrne, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Isa Nacewa (c), 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Rhys Ruddock, 5 Hayden Triggs, 4 Ross Molony, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 James Tracy, 1 Jack McGrath
Replacements: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Michael Bent, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Dan Leavy, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Zane Kirchner

Date: Friday, May 19
Venue: RDS, Dublin
Kick-off: 19:45 BST (18:45 GMT)
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant Referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Simone Boaretto (Italy)
TMO: Alan Falzone (Italy)

 


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