Thursday 21 November 2019

Dave Kearney returns to Leinster side to play Cardiff

Dave Kearney. Photo: Sportsfile
Dave Kearney. Photo: Sportsfile

HIS brother has been ruled out for 10 weeks, but Dave Kearney returns to the Leinster side for tomorrow’s game against the Cardiff Blues in the RaboDirect PRO12

Jonathan Sexton partners Eoin Reddan at half back, while Gordon D’Arcy links up with Brian O’Driscoll in the midfield. David Kearney starts his first game of the season on the right wing after recovering from his hip injury. His brother Rob will miss Ireland’s autumn international series because of a back injury.

Up front at the RDS tomorrow, Devin Toner will start at second row alongside captain Leo Cullen.

Hooker Richardt Strauss, who has been named in the Ireland panel, is named in the front row alongside Cian Healy and Mike Ross.

Leinster XV: 15: Ian Madigan, 14: David Kearney, 13: Brian O’Driscoll, 12: Gordon D’Arcy, 11: Fergus McFadden, 10: Jonathan Sexton, 9: Eoin Reddan, 1: Cian Healy, 2: Richardt Strauss, 3: Mike Ross, 4: Leo Cullen (cpt), 5: Devin Toner, 6: Kevin McLaughlin, 7: Jordi Murphy, 8: Jamie Heaslip.

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