Rugby

Leinster name team for PRO 14 Semi Final with Munster

There are seven changes to the team that won the Champions Cup Final

The Leinster Rugby team to face Munster in tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14 Semi-Final has been named.

Head Coach Leo Cullen has recalled a number of players into the starting XV and the match day squad for the game but eight players in total retain their jersey from the Champions Cup Final with a further two positional changes one in the backs and one in the forwards.

Joey Carbery will start at full back in the sold out PRO14 Semi-Final with Jordan Larmour and James Lowe on either wing.

In the centre Leinster will be captained for the last time at the RDS Arena by Isa Nacewa and he will be partnered by Garry Ringrose.

At half back, Luke McGrath will start at scrumhalf with Ross Byrne at ten.

In the pack Jack McGrath comes in to start and is joined by Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong.

It’s as you were in the second row with Devin Toner once again partnering James Ryan.

Finally, Rhys Ruddock and Jack Conan come in to start with Jordi Murphy moving to the openside from No. 8 in what will also be his last game in the RDS Arena.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Joey Carbery (35)
14. Jordan Larmour (20)
13. Garry Ringrose (48)
12. Isa Nacewa (183) CAPTAIN
11. James Lowe (11)
10. Ross Byrne (48)
9. Luke McGrath (93)
1. Jack McGrath (131)
2. Seán Cronin (151)
3. Tadhg Furlong (82)
4. Devin Toner (216)
5. James Ryan (13)
6. Rhys Ruddock (140)
7. Jordi Murphy (105)
8. Jack Conan (72)

16. James Tracy (64)
17. Cian Healy (189)
18. Andrew Porter (28)
19. Scott Fardy (20)
20. Max Deegan (20)
21. Nick McCarthy (26)
22. Rory O’Loughlin (40)
23. Barry Daly (26)