Leinster Team Named For Semi-Final Showdown With Scarlets

Final four.

Head coach Leo Cullen has named his Leinster team for this weekend’s crucial Champions Cup semi-final clash with Scarlets at the Aviva.

Robbie Henshaw returns from injury to play his first game for Leinster since the Round 6 game away to Montpellier in January.Luke McGrath hasn’t been passed fit, so Jamison Gibson-Park starts and is joined in the half backs by captain Johnny Sexton.

In the pack, Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong start in the front row with Devin Toner and James Ryan behind them in the second row.It’s the same back row that started against Saracens in the Quarter-Final with Scott Fardy, Dan Leavy and Jordi Murphy selected.

On the bench there is a welcome return from injury for Jack Conan while Jordan Larmour is also back in a European match day squad having missed the Quarter-Final through injury.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Rob Kearney (194)
14. Fergus McFadden (168)
13. Garry Ringrose (46)
12. Robbie Henshaw (22)
11. Isa Nacewa (181)
10. Johnny Sexton (145) CAPTAIN
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (48)
1. Cian Healy (186)
2. Seán Cronin (148)
3. Tadhg Furlong (80)
4. Devin Toner (213)
5. James Ryan (11)
6. Scott Fardy (18)
7. Dan Leavy (51)
8. Jordi Murphy (103)

16. James Tracy (61)
17. Jack McGrath (128)
18. Andrew Porter (25)
19. Ross Molony (62)
20. Jack Conan (69)
21. Nick McCarthy (24)
22. Joey Carbery (33)
23. Jordan Larmour (17)

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