Monday 25 September 2017

Landmark appearance for Devin Toner as Leo Cullen names Leinster side to face Cardiff

Devin Toner will make his 200th appearance for Leinster
Devin Toner will make his 200th appearance for Leinster

Devin Toner will make his 200th appearance for Leinster against Cardiff Blues at the RDS on Friday.

Blues boss Leo Cullen has picked the same back line - bar one - that accounted for Dragons last week in Rodney Parade with Irish scrum half Luke McGrath the only change as he starts beside Ross Byrne.

Otherwise it's as you were with Rob Kearney at full back, Adam Byrne on the right wing and Jordan Larmour on the left for his first senior game in the RDS Arena. Larmour made a try scoring start to his Leinster career last week.

Isa Nacewa again captains the side from inside centre with Rory O'Loughlin outside him at 13.

LEINSTER (v Cardiff Blues)

15. Rob Kearney (186)

14. Adam Byrne (22)

13. Rory O'Loughlin (22)

12. Isa Nacewa (171) CAPTAIN

11. Jordan Larmour (1)

10. Ross Byrne (24)

9. Luke McGrath (75)

1. Cian Healy (173)

2. James Tracy (43)

3. Michael Bent (88)

4. Devin Toner (199)

5. Scott Fardy (1)

6. Rhys Ruddock (131)

7. Josh van der Flier (47)

8. Jack Conan (52)

Replacements

16. Seán Cronin (129)

17. Ed Byrne (8)

18. Andrew Porter (9)

19. Mick Kearney (21)

20. Dan Leavy (40)

21. Nick McCarthy (8)

22. Cathal Marsh (19)

23. Barry Daly (11)

Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

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