Sexton Back to Captain Leinster
April 19, 2019 / Marcus Ó Buachalla
The Leinster Rugby team, as sponsored by Bank of Ireland, to play Toulouse in Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup Semi-Final in the Aviva Stadium has been named by Head Coach Leo Cullen (Kick Off: 3.15pm – live on Virgin Media, BT Sport, Channel 4 & RTÉ Radio).
Tickets for the game are still on sale HERE.
Cullen has made a number of changes from the team that played last weekend against Glasgow Warriors with captain Johnny Sexton back from injury having recovered from a quad injury.
Elsewhere in the backs Rob Kearney again starts at full back, Jordan Larmour is again on the right wing but James Lowe comes in on the left.
In the centre Robbie Henshaw is again selected but is joined this week by Garry Ringrose.
In the half backs the aforementioned Sexton, is partnered by Luke McGrath.
In the pack only Devin Toner and Seán O’Brien are retained from last week with Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong starting in the front row, with Toner and James Ryan behind them in the second row.
Rhys Ruddock is selected at blindside with O’Brien again at openside and finally Jack Conan at number eight.
Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):
15. Rob Kearney (207)
14. Jordan Larmour (35)
13. Garry Ringrose (61)
12. Robbie Henshaw (33)
11. James Lowe (26)
10. Johnny Sexton (156) CAPTAIN
9. Luke McGrath (109)
1. Cian Healy (204)
2. Seán Cronin (169)
3. Tadhg Furlong (98)
4. Devin Toner (228)
5. James Ryan (27)
6. Rhys Ruddock (158)
7. Seán O’Brien (124)
8. Jack Conan (85)
16. James Tracy (90)
17. Ed Byrne (42)
18. Michael Bent (121)
19. Scott Fardy (40)
20. Max Deegan (41)
21. Hugh O’Sullivan (13)
22. Ross Byrne (67)
23. Rory O’Loughlin (59)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (Eng)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (Eng), Matthew Carley (Eng)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (Eng)
Citing Commissioner: John Byett (Eng)