The Leinster team to face ASM Clermont Auvergne in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Round 4 clash in the Aviva Stadium (KO: 3.40pm) has been named… TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE…

Heinke van der Merwe has recovered from injury and the Springbok prop is one of two changes to the front row alongside Ireland international hooker Richardt Strauss. They line up alongside Mike Ross, with skipper Leo Cullen continuing his second row partnership with Damian Browne.

Shane Jennings, a second half replacement in Clermont last weekend, starts in the back-row alongside fellow Ireland internationals Sean O’Brien and number eight Jamie Heaslip.

Eoin Reddan partners Jonathan Sexton in the only change to the backline which started last weekend’s game, which means that Andrew Goodman will continue his midfield partnership with Gordon D’Arcy.

David Kearney has recovered from injury to take his place amongst a replacements bench which features several Ireland internationals.

There are now over 48,000 tickets sold for Saturday’s game which is a new Irish Pool record. All remaining tickets for Leinster v Clermont are available to purchase ONLINE HERE, from Ticketmaster outlets Nationwide and from the Spar Shop and Leinster Rugby Store in Donnybrook. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium from 12pm on Saturday and the Box Office will be located in the Clyde Court Hotel on Lansdowne Road.

In addition to Sky Sports who will show the game live on Saturday, the Official Leinster Supporters Club (OLSC) can confirm the following international broadcast arrangements for those supporters around the world.

UK & Ireland – Live on Sky Sports 1 from 3.40pm Saturday and LIVE coverage on Newstalk where it will be streamed on
Asia – Live on Eurosport Asia from 11.40pm Saturday
New Zealand – Live on The Rugby Channel from 4.35am Sunday
South Africa – Live on Super Sport 1 from 5.35pm Saturday
Australia – Delayed on Setanta Australia from 10.20am Sunday
Canada – Delayed on Sportsnet World from 2pm Saturday
USA – Delayed on Fox Soccer Plus from 6pm ET Saturday and live on from 10.30am ET Saturday

Our bases in London (Porterhouse Covent Garden), Dubai (McGettigans) and Christchurch (Monza Sports Bar) will all be showing the game live. Our bases in New York (Madhatter Saloon) and Sydney (The Gaelic Club) are showing the game delayed at 6pm Saturday and 10.20am Sunday respectively.

Further information from the OLSC for supporters abroad CLICK HERE


15: Ian Madigan
14: Fergus McFadden
13: Gordon D’Arcy
12: Andrew Goodman
11: Isa Nacewa
10: Jonathan Sexton
9: Eoin Reddan

1: Heinke van der Merwe
2: Richardt Strauss
3: Mike Ross
4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
5: Damian Browne
6: Sean O’Brien
7: Shane Jennings
8: Jamie Heaslip


16: Sean Cronin
17: Cian Healy
18: Michael Bent
19: Devin Toner
20: Kevin McLaughlin
21: Isaac Boss
22: Andrew Conway
23: Dave Kearney


15: Lee Byrne
14: Sitiveni Sivivatu
13: Aurélien Rougerie CAPTAIN
12: Wesley Fofana
11: Napolioni Nalaga
10: Brock James / David Skrela
9: Morgan Parra

1: Raphael Chaume
2: Benjamin Kayser
3: Davit Zirakashvili
4: Jamie Cudmore
5: Nathan Hines
6: Julien Bonnaire
7: Julien Bardy
8: Damien Chouly


16: Ti’i Paulo
17: Vincent Debaty
18: Daniel Kotze
19: Loic Jacquet
20: Alexandre Lapandry
21: Ludovic Radoslavjevic
22: David Skrela / Benson Stanley
23: Regan King

REFEREE: Wayne Barnes (RFU), ASSISTANT REFEREES: JP Doyle (RFU), Paul Dix (RFU), 4th OFFICIAL: Ken Henley-Willis (IRFU), 5th OFFICIAL: Ed Kenny (IRFU), TMO: Geoff Warren (RFU)