Tadhg Furlong To Win 100th Cap vs Saracens
May 10, 2019 / Marcus Ó Buachalla
The Leinster Rugby team, as sponsored by Bank of Ireland, to play against Saracens tomorrow in the Heineken Champions Cup Final in St. James’ Park has been named by Head Coach Leo Cullen (Kick Off: 5.00pm – live on BT Sports/Virgin Sports/Channel 4/RTÉ Radio/Newstalk).
Wexford man Tadhg Furlong will make his 100th appearance for the club on Saturday in Newcastle. The 26-year-old made his debut in November 2013 off the bench against the Dragons.
Elsewhere there is no change to the XV that started the semi-final against Toulouse.
Rob Kearney starts at full back with Jordan Larmour and James Lowe on the wings.
Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose line out in the number 12 and 13 jerseys respectively.
In the half backs Luke McGrath starts at scrumhalf with captain Johnny Sexton at ten.
In the pack Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Furlong start with Devin Toner and James Ryan behind them in the second row.
In the back row, Australian international Scott Fardy starts at six, with Seán O’Brien making his final appearance in Europe for Leinster at openside and finally Jack Conan at number eight.
Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):
15. Rob Kearney (208)
14. Jordan Larmour (36)
13. Garry Ringrose (62)
12. Robbie Henshaw (34)
11. James Lowe (27)
10. Johnny Sexton (157) CAPTAIN
9. Luke McGrath (110)
1. Cian Healy (205)
2. Seán Cronin (170)
3. Tadhg Furlong (99)
4. Devin Toner (229)
5. James Ryan (28)
6. Scott Fardy (41)
7. Seán O’Brien (125)
8. Jack Conan (86)
16. James Tracy (91)
17. Jack McGrath (144)
18. Michael Bent (123)
19. Rhys Ruddock (158)
20. Max Deegan (43)
21. Hugh O’Sullivan (14)
22. Ross Byrne (69)
23. Rory O’Loughlin (60)
Referee: Jérome Garcès (France)
Assistant Ref 1: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Ref 2: Pascal Gauzère (France)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (France)