Breaking: Leinster Team Named For Cardiff Blues Clash At The RDS

Leo Cullen has named his Leinster team for tomorrow’s clash with the Cardiff Blues at the RDS, with Devin Toner set to play his 200th game for the province.

Cullen has picked the same backline, bar one, that defeated for Dragons last week in Rodney Parade with Irish scrumhalf Luke McGrath the only change as he starts beside Ross Byrne at halfback.

Otherwise it’s as you were with Rob Kearney at fullback, Adam Byrne on the right wing and Jordan Larmour on the left for his first senior game in the RDS Arena. Larmour made a try scoring start to his Leinster career last week. Isa Nacewa again captains the side from inside centre with Rory O’Loughlin outside him at 13.

Cian Healy and Michael Bent are chosen as the props but James Tracy comes in at hooker for his first start of the campaign.

In the second row, once again Scott Fardy has been partnered with Toner, as the 39 times capped Australian international makes his RDS debut. There are two changes to the backrow with only Josh van der Flier retained as he again starts at openside. Rhys Ruddock is involved for the first time this season, with Jack Conan also coming in.

Leinster Rugby (Leinster caps in brackets):

15. Rob Kearney (186)
14. Adam Byrne (22)
13. Rory O’Loughlin (22)
12. Isa Nacewa (171) CAPTAIN
11. Jordan Larmour (1)
10. Ross Byrne (24)
9. Luke McGrath (75)
1. Cian Healy (173)
2. James Tracy (43)
3. Michael Bent (88)
4. Devin Toner (199)
5. Scott Fardy (1)
6. Rhys Ruddock (131)
7. Josh van der Flier (47)
8. Jack Conan (52)


16. Seán Cronin (129)
17. Ed Byrne (8)
18. Andrew Porter (9)
19. Mick Kearney (21)
20. Dan Leavy (40)
21. Nick McCarthy (8)
22. Cathal Marsh (19)
23. Barry Daly (11)

Follow Me