Toner axed as Leinster bid to take first step towards All-Ireland final
Leinster aim to become the first half of a potential All-Ireland Guinness PRO12 final when they host Scarlets at the RDS this evening.
Tonight's game is not yet a sell-out but should Munster also take care of their side of the bargain by beating another Welsh outfit, Ospreys, at Thomond Park tomorrow, the prospect of an Aviva final next weekend will surely provide one.
Leinster are short-priced favourites to emerge and, already without injured duo Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney, the returning Sean O'Brien can only make the bench, while Devin Toner is dropped.
Scarlets travel without Lions hooker Ken Owens and there are fears that he may miss the summer tour, with Warren Gatland eyeing up England captain Dylan Hartley to replace him.