Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has this morning ruled captain and full back Isa Nacewa out of this afternoon’s European Rugby Champions Cup game against Wasps in the RDS Arena (Kick Off: 1.00pm – live on BT Sport, available in Ireland through the Setanta Sports pack).

Nacewa jarred his knee during training on Tuesday but was given every chance of making the team to face Wasps. Unfortunately having taken only a limited part in the captain’s run at the RDS yesterday, he has not recovered sufficiently to take to the field today.

Isa’s place in the starting XV will be taken by Ian Madigan, with Cathal Marsh coming onto the bench. Jamie Heaslip will captain the side from number eight.

Madigan played at full back in the corresponding fixture last season scoring ten points from the boot, while Marsh is in line to win his first European cap from the bench having played in six of the seven Guinness PRO12 games this season, scoring one try in the process. 

As a result the Leinster team in full now reads:

15. Ian Madigan
14. Zane Kirchner
13. Fergus McFadden
12. Noel Reid
11. Dave Kearney
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Eoin Reddan
1. Jack McGrath 
2. Richardt Strauss
3. Mike Ross
4. Devin Toner 
5. Mike McCarthy
6. Jordi Murphy
7. Sean O’Brien
8. Jamie Heaslip CAPTAIN

16. Sean Cronin
17. Cian Healy
18. Tadhg Furlong
19. Hayden Triggs
20. Jack Conan
21. Luke McGrath
22. Cathal Marsh 
23. Garry Ringrose

Tickets for the game are still on sale at leinsterrugby.ie or from the ticket office which open at the RDS at 11.30am this morning.