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Molony captains Leinster while Penny makes return from injury

Penny has recovered from a shoulder operation.

Scott Penny is back in the Leinster team.
Scott Penny is back in the Leinster team.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

LEINSTER HAVE NAMED their side for tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens [KO 7.30pm].

Ross Molony will captain the side once again, while Scott Penny starts in the back row for his first appearance since his shoulder surgery.

Hugh O’Sullivan and Ciarán Frawley are the half-back pairing while the bench includes Jamison Gibson-Park, who could make his return from injury. 

Head coach Leo Cullen named an extended bench of 13 players for the trip.

Leinster (v Northampton Saints)

15. Hugo Keenan
14. Fergus McFadden
13. Jimmy O’Brien
12. Joe Tomane
11. Cian Kelleher
10. Ciarán Frawley
9. Hugh O’Sullivan
1. Peter Dooley
2. Rónan Kelleher
3. Michael Bent
4. Ross Molony (captain)
5. Ryan Baird
6. Max Deegan
7. Scott Penny
8. Caelan Doris


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