Wednesday 11 December 2019

Champions Cup team news: Furlong and Kearney come in for Leinster's trip to Lyon

Tadhg Furlong. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Tadhg Furlong. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Des Berry

Tadhg Furlong and Rob Kearney will make their debuts in Blue this season as James Tracy is set to earn his 100th cap against Lyon in the Champions Cup tomorrow (KO3.15, BT Sport 3).

Tight-head Furlong has come through a back issue to join Cian Healy and Ronan Kelleher in the front row.

Scott Fardy swaps with Devin Toner, who drops to the bench.

Flanker Josh Murphy is also on the brink of a European baptism, joining Tracy on the bench.

LEINSTER: R Kearney; J Larmour, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, J Lowe; J Sexton (capt), L McGrath; C Healy, R Kelleher, T Furlong, S Fardy, J Ryan, R Ruddock, J van dr Flier, M Deegan.

Replacements: J Tracy, E Byrne, A Porter, D Toner, J Murphy; J Gibson-Park, R Byrne, D Kearney.

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