Tuesday 11 December 2018

Leinster name exciting team for Champions Cup clash as Leo Cullen hands European debuts to Larmour and Lowe

Jordan Larmour of Leinster celebrates after scoring against Ulster
Jordan Larmour of Leinster celebrates after scoring against Ulster

Jordan Larmour and James Lowe will make their first Champions Cup starts this Sunday after being named in the Leinster team to play Glasgow at the RDS.

The 20-year-old Larmour lit up the festive period with try-scoring performances against both Munster and Ulster, with his form seeing him selected at fullback - with Rob Kearney picked on the bench.

Likewise, Lowe's form has been too good for head coach Leo Cullen to ignore, with scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park left out of the matchday 23 to accommodate his inclusion. Champions Cup rules mean that Leinster can only select two of their antipodean trio, with Australian international Scott Fardy selected at second row.

Jack McGrath will play at loosehead prop, as Cian Healy returns from suspension to take a place on the bench, while Jordi Murphy has got the nod at blindside flanker ahead of Dan Leavy, who is fit enough to be named among the replacements after recovering from a back injury.

The game kicks off at 1pm on Sunday at the RDS.

Leinster (caps in brackets):

15. Jordan Larmour (12)

14. Fergus McFadden (162)

13. Robbie Henshaw (20)

12. Isa Nacewa (177) (CAPTAIN)

11. James Lowe (3)

10. Johnny Sexton (143)

9. Luke McGrath (86)

1. Jack McGrath (123)

2. Seán Cronin (143)

3. Tadhg Furlong (76)

4. Devin Toner (209)

5. Scott Fardy (12)

6. Jordi Murphy (97)

7. Josh van der Flier (58)

8. Jack Conan (65)

 

16. Bryan Byrne (20)

17. Cian Healy (182)

18. Andrew Porter (20)

19. James Ryan (8)

20. Dan Leavy (47)

21. Nick McCarthy (17)

22. Ross Byrne (39)

23. Rob Kearney (191)

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