Thursday 21 September 2017

Gordon D’Arcy returns to Leinster XV for Glasgow clash

Gordon D'Arcy
Gordon D'Arcy

Gordon D’Arcy has recovered from a stress injury to his foot to return to Leinster’s starting XV for tomorrow night’s Rabodirect Pro12 clash with the Glasgow Warriors at the RDS(Kick-off 7.45, Live on RTE 2)

D’Arcy, who suffered the injury in Ireland’s Six Nations defeat to England in February, returns to partner Eoin O’Malley in the Leinster midfield.

The outgoing 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.

Leo Cullen partners Quinn Roux in the second-row with Shane Jennings, Kevin McLaughlin and Jordi Murphy forming a powerful back-row combination.

Leinster team to face Glasgow: Isa Nacewa, David Kearney, Eoin O'Malley, Gordon D'Arcy, Andrew Conway, Ian Madigan, Isaac Boss, Jordi Murphy, Shane Jennings, Kevin McLaughlin, Quinn Roux, Leo Cullen, Michael Bent, Sean Cronin, Heinke van der Merwe.

Replacements: Aaron Dundon, Jack McGrath, Jamie Hagan, Devin Toner, Dominic Ryan, John Cooney, Brendan Macken, Fionn Carr.

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