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Jonathan Sexton of Leinster takes a pass from team-mate Robbie Henshaw during a Leinster rugby squad training session

Jonathan Sexton of Leinster takes a pass from team-mate Robbie Henshaw during a Leinster rugby squad training session

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Jonathan Sexton of Leinster takes a pass from team-mate Robbie Henshaw during a Leinster rugby squad training session

Johnny Sexton will start at number 10 for Leinster in their Champions Cup quarter-final against Wasps at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow (3.15).

Fellow Ireland international Joe Carbery is also back for Leo Cullen's men as are Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose who will partner up in the centre.

At half back Luke McGrath and Sexton resume where they left off in the closing stages against England in the Aviva two weeks ago.

Jack McGrath and Tadhg Furlong come into the front row with hooker Richardt Strauss completing an all-Irish front row. In the second row Devin Toner comes back to partner Hayden Triggs.

In the back row Dan Leavy is selected at blind side flanker, with Seán O’Brien at open side and the fit again Jack Conan at number eight.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets)

15. Joey Carbery (17)

14. Adam Byrne (19)

13. Garry Ringrose (35)

12. Robbie Henshaw (9)

11. Isa Nacewa (165) CAPTAIN

10. Johnny Sexton (133)

9. Luke McGrath (70)

1. Jack McGrath (107)

2. Richardt Strauss (142)

3. Tadhg Furlong (62)

4. Devin Toner (193)

5. Hayden Triggs (26)

6. Dan Leavy (33)

7. Seán O’Brien (109)

8. Jack Conan (46)

 

16. James Tracy (36)

17. Cian Healy (168)

18. Michael Bent (82)

19. Ross Molony (39)

20. Josh van der Flier (39)

21. Jamison Gibson-Park (23)

22. Fergus McFadden (147)

23. Zane Kirchner (82)

 

Munster name strong side as big guns return for Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse

Munster's international continent return for tomorrow's crunch Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse at a sold-out Thomond Park (5.45pm).

Rassie Erasmus makes five changes in total, with Donnacha Ryan, CJ Stander, Conor Murray, Keith Earls and Simon Zebo all named in the starting 15..

In an unchanged front row, hooker Niall Scannell makes his 50th appearance for the province as he scrums down next to Dave Kilcoyne and John Ryan.

Donnacha Ryan joins Billy Holland in the second row as CJ Stander packs down at number 8 with Captain Peter O’Mahony and Tommy O’Donnell again on the flanks.

Conor Murray is named alongside Tyler Bleyendaal at half back while winger Keith Earls and fullback Simon Zebo complete the changes to the backline.

A further boost for the squad sees Francis Saili make an earlier than expected return from a knee ligament injury to be named in the replacements, while Dave O’Callaghan is named in his first European squad of the season.

Munster:  Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony Capt., Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements:  Rhys Marshall, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Dave O’Callaghan, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Francis Saili, Andrew Conway.

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