Most capped Gordon D’Arcy to line up alongside newcomer Goodman for Leinster in Clermont
Published 07/12/2012 | 14:20
SEAN Cronin will start for Leinster in Sunday’s Heineken Cup meeting with Clermont Auvergne in France.
Issac Boss has been named as outhalf and he will partner Jonny Sexton who is set to play his 100th game for the province.
Meanwhile, midfield stalwart Gordon D'Arcy will become the most capped Leinster player in Heineken Cup history when he takes his place at outside centre in an 88th appearance.
Tournament debutant Andrew Goodman will line up inside D'Arcy.
Leo Cullen will captain the team in a pack that includes seven full Ireland internationals.
The game on Sunday kicks off at 3pm.
Leinster: Ian Madigan, Fergus McFadden, Gordon D’Arcy, Andrew Goodman, Isa Nacewa, Jonathan Sexton, Isaac Boss,Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, Mike Ross, Leo Cullen, Damian Browne, Kevin McLaughlin, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip.
Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Jack McGrath, Michael Bent, Devin Toner, Shane Jennings, Eoin Reddan, Fionn Carr, Andrew Conway