Rugby

Sean O’Brien ruled out of Leinster clash with Scarlets

Leinster's Jack Conan and Sean O'Brien (right). Screenshot: YouTube
Leinster's Jack Conan and Sean O'Brien (right). Screenshot: YouTube

Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has this afternoon confirmed that Seán O’Brien is a late withdrawal from the match day 23 to face the Scarlets this evening in the RDS.

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.

Leinster Team To Face Scarlets

15. Joey Carbery (22)
14. Adam Byrne (23)
13. Garry Ringrose (38)
12. Robbie Henshaw (12)
11. Isa Nacewa (169) CAPTAIN
10. Johnny Sexton (135)
9. Luke McGrath (74)
1. Jack McGrath (112)
2. James Tracy (41)
3. Tadhg Furlong (66)
4. Ross Molony (44)
5. Hayden Triggs (30)
6. Rhys Ruddock (130)
7. Josh van der Flier (45)
8. Jack Conan (50)

16. Richardt Strauss (146)
17. Cian Healy (171)
18. Michael Bent (86)
19. Devin Toner (197)
20. Dan Leavy (38)
21. Jamison Gibson-Park (28)
22. Ross Byrne (22)
23. Zane Kirchner (87)

Referee: Marius Mitrea (ITA)

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