James Lowe starts as Johnny Sexton returns to skipper Leinster against Toulouse
James Lowe has been selected to start for Leinster in their semi-final against Toulouse on Sunday (3.15) at the Aviva Stadium.
An injury to Jamison Gibson-Park has opened the door for the brilliant Kiwi winger to return to the side along with Johnny Sexton.
Elsewhere in the backs Rob Kearney again starts at full back, Jordan Larmour is again on the right wing but Lowe comes in on the left.
In the centre Robbie Henshaw is again selected but is joined this week by Garry Ringrose.
In the half backs the aforementioned Sexton, is partnered by Luke McGrath.
In the pack only Devin Toner and Seán O’Brien are retained from last week with Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong starting in the front row, with Toner and James Ryan behind them in the second row.
Rhys Ruddock is selected at blindside with O’Brien again at openside and finally Jack Conan at number eight.
Leinster: (15-9) R Kearney, J Larmour, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, J Lowe, J Sexton, L McGrath; (1-8) C Healy, S Cronin, T Furlong, D Toner, J Ryan, R Ruddock, S O’Brien, J Conan.
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Replacements: (16-23) J Tracy, EByrne (42), M Bent, S Fardy, M Deegan, H O’Sullivan, R Byrne, R O’Loughlin.