Cullen Announces Squad for Bath Return Fixture
December 14, 2018 / Marcus Ó Buachalla
The Leinster Rugby team, as sponsored by Bank of Ireland, has been named by Head Coach Leo Cullen to take on Bath Rugby in Round 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup.
After their 10-17 away win last weekend Leinster will be hoping to close the gap further on Pool leaders Toulouse, while Bath for their part need a win to ensure that they retain an interest heading into Rounds 5 and 6.
Cullen has made a number of changes for the game at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow (Kick Off: 5.30pm – live on BT Sport & RTÉ Radio) and with over 43,000 tickets sold it is sure to be another brilliant atmosphere.
There is a change in the back three from last week. Jordan Larmour moves to full back from the right wing with Adam Byrne coming onto the wing. James Lowe continues on the left.
There is also a change in the number 12 jersey with Rory O’Loughlin starting alongside Garry Ringrose for his 50th Leinster cap.
It’s as you were in the half backs with Luke McGrath again partnering captain Johnny Sexton.
There is only one change in the pack so it’s as you were in the tight five with Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong in the front row and last week’s Heineken Man of the Match James Ryan again partnering Devin Toner.
With Dan Leavy moving from No. 8 to the blindside, Jack Conan comes in at the back of the scrum with Josh van der Flier continuing at openside.
Get tickets and join the roar for Leinster v Bath at Aviva Stadium.
Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):
15. Jordan Larmour (29)
14. Adam Byrne (43)
13. Garry Ringrose (56)
12. Rory O’Loughlin (49)
11. James Lowe (21)
10. Johnny Sexton (154) CAPTAIN
9. Luke McGrath (103)
1. Cian Healy (198)
2. Seán Cronin (161)
3. Tadhg Furlong (92)
4. Devin Toner (225)
5. James Ryan (22)
6. Dan Leavy (59)
7. Josh van der Flier (67)
8. Jack Conan (81)
16. James Tracy (78)
17. Ed Byrne (31)
18. Andrew Porter (40)
19. Ross Molony (72)
20. Rhys Ruddock (150)
21. Jamison Gibson-Park (60)
22. Ross Byrne (58)
23. Noel Reid (107)
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)