Leinster return to the URC this weekend with a trip to Italy as they take on Benetton. It will be Leinster's first away game in over a month and Benetton isn't always an easy place to go. Here's how to watch Leinster vs Benetton in teh URC this weekend and a match preview.
When is Leinster vs Benetton
Leinster play Benetton in the Stadio Monigo in Treviso on Saturday 5th March and kick off is at 12:55pm Irish time.
How to watch Leinster vs Benetton
The game will be live on RTÉ2 from 12:30pm.
It will also be live on Premier Sport 1 from 12:50pm.
Lastly you can catch any game live or on demand on URC TV.
Leinster are back to the top of the table now after a flawless February. After losing away in Cardiff in January, Leinster have won three games on the bounce all in the RDS against Edinburgh, Lions and Ospreys. The Leinster depth had some really good runouts against top teams which bodes well for the future as the Leinster conveyor belt still rolls on.
It's all positive on the injury front for Leinster this week as Dan Leavy and Nic McCarthy escaped unscathed from their outings against the Lions last week. Jordan Larmour starts after being released from the Ireland camp along with Jimmy O'Brien and Ross Molony. Harry Byrne starts at inside centre once more as the young centre partnership with Jamie Osbourne gets another run out.
Former Ireland U20's captain Thomas Clarkson starts at tighthead prop as well. Peter Dooley is also set to make his 100th appearance for Leinster.
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Benetton have been solid so far this season sitting mid-table in eleventh. They are currently above the likes of Scarlets, Cardiff and the Lions but aren't in contention fro the play-offs.
The Italians are starting with a quite young an inexperienced squad as 11 out of the starting 15 have played 10 or less game for them. Paolo Garbisi's brother Allesandro is starting at scrum-half.
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