BREAKING: Leinster Team Named For Champions Cup Clash With Exeter Chiefs
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Can Leinster make it three from three?
Head coach Leo Cullen has named his Leinster team for this weekend’s clash with Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup. Cullen is able to recall a number of players from international duty and from injury.
Rob Kearney comes into the number 15 jersey with Fergus McFadden on the right wing and captain Isa Nacewa on the left. Robbie Henshaw has recovered from his hamstring injury to take his place in the centre with Garry Ringrose outside him at 13.
In the half backs Luke McGrath and Johnny Sexton will start for Leinster. In the pack Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong complete an experienced looking front row.
Devin Toner returns behind them with the 39 times capped Australian Scott Fardy beside him. In the back-row Rhys Ruddock starts at blind side with Seán O’Brien selected at open side. Finally Jack Conan completes the starting XV for Leo Cullen.
On the bench Leinster Academy back Jordan Larmour is involved in a European match day squad for the first time in his career.
Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):
15. Rob Kearney (188)
14. Fergus McFadden (158)
13. Garry Ringrose (40)
12. Robbie Henshaw (16)
11. Isa Nacewa (175) CAPTAIN
10. Johnny Sexton (139)
9. Luke McGrath (83)
1. Cian Healy (180)
2. Seán Cronin (139)
3. Tadhg Furlong (72)
4. Devin Toner (205)
5. Scott Fardy (8)
6. Rhys Ruddock (138)
7. Seán O’Brien (112)
8. Jack Conan (61)
16. James Tracy (51)
17. Jack McGrath (119)
18. Michael Bent (96)
19. James Ryan (5)
20. Josh van der Flier (54)
21. Jamison Gibson-Park (38)
22. Ross Byrne (35)
23. Jordan Larmour (8)