Wednesday 22 February 2017

Leinster makes big changes for Cardiff clash at RDS

Published 01/12/2011 | 15:17

LEINSTER shows a number of changes to the side that beat Treviso last weekend for tomorrow’s RaboDirect PRO12 match with Cardiff Blues.

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Captain Leo Cullen partners Steven Sykes at second row with Sean O'Brien joining fellow Ireland internationals Shane Jennings and Rhys Ruddock in the back-row.

Eoin O'Malley continues at centre alongside Fergus McFadden and David Kearney takes his place alongside Fionn Carr, a try-and Isa Nacewa.

Jonathan Sexton is named on the bench alongside fellow internationals Sean Cronin, Rob Kearney and Mike Ross.

Kick-off at the RDS is at 8.05pm:

Team: 15: Isa Nacewa, 14: David Kearney, 13: Eoin O'Malley, 12: Fergus McFadden, 11: Fionn Carr, 10: Ian Madigan, 9: Isaac Boss, 1: Cian Healy, 2: Richardt Strauss, 3: Nathan White, 4: Leo Cullen, 5: Steven Sykes, 6: Rhys Ruddock, 7: Shane Jennings, 8: Sean O'Brien.

Bench: 16: Sean Cronin, 17: Heinke van der Merwe, 18: Mike Ross, 19: Damian Browne, 20: Leo Auva'a, 21: Eoin Reddan, 22: Jonathan Sexton, 23: Rob Kearney.

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