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Sat 4 Jan 2020 | 07:00


Sat 4 Jan 2020 | 07:00

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to the Pro14 Round 10 encounter between Leinster and Connacht at the RDS Arena.

Leinster have won all nine matches they have played in the Pro14 this season, whilst the best start they have ever made to a campaign was by winning all ten games to take the trophy in season 2001/02.

The Leinstermen have lost only once at the RDS Arena in any competition since April 2018: 24-39 to Glasgow Warriors in April 2019.

Leinster’s most recent defeat at home to a fellow Irish province was to Munster at the Aviva Stadium in October 2014.

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Leinster: 15 Jordan Larmour, 14 Fergus McFadden, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Joe Tomane, 11 Dave Kearney, 10 Ciarán Frawley, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Max Deegan, 7 Will Connors, 6 Rhys Ruddock (captain), 5 James Ryan, 4 Ross Molony, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Seán Cronin, 1 Peter Dooley.
Replacements: 16 Bryan Byrne, 17 Ed Byrne, 18 Roman Salanoa, 19 Ryan Baird, 20 Caelan Doris, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Harry Byrne, 23 Cian Kelleher.

Connacht: 15 Stephen Fitzgerald, 14 Niyi Adeolokun, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Tom Daly, 11 John Porch, 10 Conor Fitzgerald, 9 Caolin Blade (captain), 8 Robin Copeland, 7 Paul Boyle, 6 Eoghan Masterson, 5 Gavin Thornbury, 4 Niall Murray, 3 Dominic Robertson-McCoy, 2 Shane Delahunt, 1 Denis Buckley.
Replacements: 16 Tom McCartney, 17 Paddy McAllister, 18 Conor Kenny, 19 Joe Maksymiw, 20 Sean Masterson, 21 Stephen Kerins, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Tiernan O’Halloran.

Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Keith Allen (Scotland)
TMO: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

PV: 717

Recap: Leinster V Connacht | Rugby365