Ahead of next season, Leinster Rugby and the IRFU can confirm that seven members of the Leinster Academy have been awarded Senior Contracts.
Ross Byrne, Joey Carbery, Nick McCarthy, Rory O’Loughlin, Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Peadar Timmins are the seven players that will join up with the Leinster Senior squad.
Commenting on the news Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen said:
“We invest a huge amount of time and resources into our Academy system in Leinster and we very much see these players and this model as the future of this club. I am excited by the challenge that lies ahead of them as they look to kick on in their careers.”
Between them, they have played 55 times for Leinster in the Champions Cup and Guinness PRO12 this season, contributing 15 tries and 142 points.