No Johnny Sexton As Leinster Team Named For Munster Clash

Battle of the provinces.

Leo Cullen has named his Leinster team for tomorrow’s inter-provincial clash with Munster at the Aviva Stadium, with Johnny Sexton, as expected – rested for the clash.

Ross Byrne instead starts at ten, while Rob Kearney starts at fullback. Fergus McFadden is on the right wing with James Lowe on the left. Robbie Henshaw and Rory O’Loughlin are selected in the centre with Jamison Gibson-Park at nine.

Jack McGrath makes his first appearance of the season at loose head prop having recovered from a knee injury. James Tracy and Michael Bent complete the front row.

Devin Toner becomes the third highest capped Leinster player of all time as he wins cap 222 in the second row with James Ryan beside him. Rhys Ruddock captain the side from the back row with Dan Leavy and Seán O’Brien completing the pack.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets): 

15. Rob Kearney (199)
14. Fergus McFadden (172)
13. Rory O’Loughlin (45)
12. Robbie Henshaw (27)
11. James Lowe (16)
10. Ross Byrne (53)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (55)
1. Jack McGrath (133)
2. James Tracy (70)
3. Michael Bent (108)
4. Devin Toner (221)
5. James Ryan (17)
6. Rhys Ruddock (145) CAPTAIN
7. Dan Leavy (55)
8. Seán O’Brien (117)

16. Seán Cronin (157)
17. Cian Healy (194)
18. Andrew Porter (34)
19. Mick Kearney (38)
20. Josh van der Flier (63)
21. Luke McGrath (99)
22. Noel Reid (102)
23. Dave Kearney (124)