Kings, Cheetahs to face depleted Leinster
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Leinster will travel to South Africa without a number of key players.
Leinster play the Southern Kings this Saturday in Port Elizabeth and the Cheetahs the following Friday week in Bloemfontein in Rounds Three and Four of the Pro14.
In total, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named 28 players and they leave Dublin on Tuesday and arrive in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
Those ruled out through injury include Dan Leavy (ankle), Rob Kearney (hamstring), Peadar Timmins (quad), Jamie Heaslip (lower back), Richardt Strauss (knee), Tom Daly (knee) and Garry Ringrose (shoulder).
Cullen also confirmed that lock Ian Nagle has had a procedure on a pectoral muscle injury picked up in training and will be out of action for up to 12 weeks.
Cullen also confirmed that Devin Toner and Scott Fardy were not considered for selection as their wives are expecting their first child in the next few weeks.
Leinster Squad: Michael Bent, Adam Byrne, Ed Byrne, Ross Byrne, Joey Carbery, Jack Conan, Seán Cronin, Barry Daly, Max Deegan, Peter Dooley, Dave Kearney, Jamison Gibson-Park, Cian Healy, Mick Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Cathal Marsh, Ross Molony, Jordi Murphy, Rory O'Loughlin, Fergus McFadden, Luke McGrath, Isa Nacewa, Andrew Porter, Noel Reid, Rhys Ruddock, James Ryan, James Tracy, Josh van der Flier.