Four changes to Leinster XV to face Treviso
May 6, 2016 / 12:00 am / client
Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has made four changes in personnel to the Leinster team for the Round 22 Guinness PRO12 game against Treviso tomorrow in the RDS (Kick Off: 3.00pm).
With no live TV coverage, there are tickets still on sale for the last game of the regular Guinness PRO12 season via Ticketmaster from €;20 or from the ticket office located just inside the Anglesea Gate from 1.30pm on Saturday.
Students can also avail of €;10 tickets to the game by registering their details at leinsterrugbystudentpass.com and a match day option to purchase tickets will be sent direct to their phone.
It’s the same back three as last weekend against Ulster with Rob Kearney at full back, captain Isa Nacewa on the right wing and Dave Kearney, who celebrated 100 caps last weekend, on the left.
Garry Ringrose, who was short listed for an IRUPA Young Player of the Year Award earlier this week, starts in the centre for his 20th appearance of the season beside Ben Te’o. Eoin Reddan comes in to the half backs to partner Johnny Sexton.
In the front row there is one change with Mike Ross coming in for Tadhg Furlong, with both Jack McGrath and Richardt Strauss retained. Behind them, Devin Toner is joined by Clontarf man Mick Kearney in the second row.
Rhys Ruddock makes his 18th start of the campaign for Leinster at blindside flanker. The 25 year old has finished all but three of the games that he has started this season.
Jordi Murphy comes into the back row at openside in place of the injured Josh van der Flier, while vice-captain Jamie Heaslip continues from the base of the scrum.
Leinster XV (Leinster caps in brackets):
15. Rob Kearney (174)
14. Isa Nacewa (147) CAPTAIN
13. Garry Ringrose (19)
12. Ben Te’o (37)
11. Dave Kearney (100)
10. Johnny Sexton (123)
9. Eoin Reddan (137)
1. Jack McGrath (92)
2. Richardt Strauss (128)
3. Mike Ross (132)
4. Devin Toner (180)
5. Mick Kearney (6)
6. Rhys Ruddock (110)
7. Jordi Murphy (77)
8. Jamie Heaslip (214)
16. Sean Cronin (111)
17. Peter Dooley (18)
18. Tadhg Furlong (48)
19. Ross Molony (20)
20. Dominic Ryan (103)
21. Luke McGrath (47)
22. Cathal Marsh (13)
23. Noel Reid (58)
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 23rd competition game)
Assistant Referees: TBC
Citing Commissioner: John Cole (IRFU)