The Leinster team to face the Glasgow Warriors in Saturday night’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash in the RDS (KO: 7.45pm) has been named.

The province are boosted by the return of several players who were unavailable during the recent Six Nations window including Isa Nacewa who lines out at full-back in a back three which also features Andrew Conway and David Kearney – who scored a brace of tries last time out against the Dragons.

Isaac Boss partners the league’s top points scorer and fellow Ireland international Ian Madigan (who has scored 127 points in 17 games to date) at half back, with the returning Gordon D’Arcy forming a midfield partnership with Eoin O’Malley.

Leo Cullen leads the team and partners Quinn Roux who makes his first senior appearance since the reverse fixture in November.

Shane Jennings is included in a strong home-grown back-row alongside Kevin McLaughlin and Jordi Murphy, with Heinke van der Merwe joining Ireland duo Sean Cronin and Michael Bent in the front row.

There are seven Academy graduates named on the bench. 

Ticket sales for Saturday’s game are approaching the 16,000 mark and are on sale ONLINE HERE, the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook), Spar (Donnybrook) as well as Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Unfortunately due to inclement weather over the last 24 hours, the planned ‘Spring Fling’ activities have been cancelled.

In addition to RTE 2 who will show the game live on Saturday, the Official Leinster Supporters Club (OLSC) can confirm the following international broadcast arrangements for supporters around the world.

UK & Ireland – Live on RTE2/BBC Alba from 7.45pm Saturday
New Zealand – Live on The Rugby Channel from 8.40am Sunday
Asia – Live on Setanta Asia from 3.40am HKT Sunday
USA – Live on Fox Soccer Plus from 3.40pm ET Saturday
South Africa – Delayed on Setanta Africa from 10pm GMT Saturday
Australia – Delayed on Setanta Australia from 8am EST Sunday
Canada – Delayed on Sportsnet World from 7pm Saturday
Radio – No live coverage this weekend

Our bases in London (Porterhouse Covent Garden), Birmingham (Oh Velvet), New York (Madhatter Saloon), Dubai (McGettigans) and Christchurch (Monza Sports Bar) will all be showing the game live. In Sydney, The Gaelic Club will be showing the game at 8am on Sunday morning.

Further information from the OLSC for supporters abroad CLICK HERE


15: Isa Nacewa
14: David Kearney
13: Eoin O’Malley
12: Gordon D’Arcy
11: Andrew Conway
10: Ian Madigan
9: Isaac Boss

1: Heinke van der Merwe
2: Sean Cronin
3: Michael Bent
4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
5: Quinn Roux
6: Kevin McLaughlin
7: Shane Jennings
8: Jordi Murphy


16: Aaron Dundon
17: Jack McGrath
18: Jamie Hagan
19: Devin Toner
20: Dominic Ryan
21: John Cooney
22: Brendan Macken
23: Fionn Carr


15: Peter Murchie
14: Tommy Seymour
13: Alex Dunbar
12: Peter Horne
11: DTH Van der Merwe
10: Duncan Weir
9: Niko Matawalu

1: Moray Low
2: Dougie Hall
3: Ed Kalman
4: Tom Ryder
5: Al Kellock CAPTAIN
6: Rob Harley
7: John Barclay
8: Josh Strauss


16: Pat MacArthur
17: Gordon Reid
18: Jon Welsh
19: James Eddie
20: Ryan Wilson
21: Henry Pyrgos
22: Ruaridh Jackson
23: Sean Lamont

REFEREE: Nigel Owens (WRU), ASSISTANT REFEREES: Leo Colgan, Barry O’Connell (both IRFU), TMO: Dermot Moloney (IRFU)