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Munster Development XV To Face Leinster On Friday

23rd September 2021 By The Editor

Patrick Campbell scored a hat-trick against Ulster last week.

Patrick Campbell scored a hat-trick against Ulster last week. Inpho

A Munster Development XV will face Leinster at the IRFU HPC in Dublin on Friday at 4pm with Head Coach Ian Costello naming a 27-man squad for the clash.

Senior players Seán French, Jack Crowley, James French and Jack Daly are named in the starting XV.

Eight members of the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy are involved – Paddy Patterson, Mark Donnelly, Scott Buckley, Eoin O’Connor, Paddy Kelly, Cian Hurley, Alex Kendellen and Daniel Okeke.

Patrick Campbell, who scored a hat-trick against Ulster last week, starts at full-back with Seán French and Jamie Shanahan on either flank.

Darragh French, brother of Seán, and Alan Flannery form the centre partnership with Patterson and Crowley in the half-backs.

Donnelly, Buckley and James French pack down in the front row with O’Connor and Kelly in the engine room.

Hurley, Daly and Kendellen complete the starting XV.

An extended 12-man bench has been named for the game.

Munster Development: Patrick Campbell (PBC); Seán French (Cork Constitution FC), Alan Flannery (Shannon RFC), Darragh French (UCC), Jamie Shanahan (Garryowen FC); Jack Crowley (Cork Constitution FC), Paddy Patterson (UCD); Mark Donnelly (Garryowen FC), Scott Buckley (UCC), James French (UCC); Eoin O’Connor (Young Munster), Paddy Kelly (Garryowen FC); Cian Hurley (Garryowen FC), Jack Daly (Garryowen FC), Alex Kendellen (UCC).

Replacements from: Dylan Murphy (Garryowen FC), Alessandro Heaney (UCC), Darragh McSweeney (Shannon RFC), Edwin Edogbo (UCC), Fearghail O’Donoghue (Cashel RFC), Adam Maher (Young Munster RFC), Tony Butler (Garryowen FC), Alex Wood (Garryowen FC), George Coomber (UCC), John Forde (Cork Constitution FC), Daniel Okeke (Shannon RFC), Jack Delaney (Garryowen FC).

Coaching Team

Head Coach: Ian Costello

Assistant Coaches: Greig Oliver, Andi Kyriacou, Mark Butler

Technical Adviser: Ian Keatley

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