Rugby

Sean O Brien named on Leinster team for the Heineken Champions Cup Final

It will be Sean O Brien's final European game for the province

Sean O Brien has been named on the Leinster team for the Heineken Champions Cup Final against Saracens in St James’ Park in Newcastle.

It will be Seans last ever game in the blue of Leinster in a Europan competition.

There’s no room on the side for either of the Byrne brothers from Carlow, Bryan or Edward.

Wexford man Tadhg Furlong will make his 100th appearance for the club on Saturday in Newcastle. The 26-year-old made his debut in November 2013 off the bench against the Dragons.

Elsewhere there is no change to the XV that started the semi-final against Toulouse.

Rob Kearney starts at full back with Jordan Larmour and James Lowe on the wings.

Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose line out in the number 12 and 13 jerseys respectively.

In the half backs Luke McGrath starts at scrumhalf with captain Johnny Sexton at ten.

In the pack Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Furlong start with Devin Toner and James Ryan behind them in the second row.

In the back row, Australian international Scott Fardy starts at six, with Seán O’Brien at openside and finally Jack Conan at number eight.

Leinster Rugby

15. Rob Kearney (208)
14. Jordan Larmour (36)
13. Garry Ringrose (62)
12. Robbie Henshaw (34)
11. James Lowe (27)
10. Johnny Sexton (157) CAPTAIN
9. Luke McGrath (110)
1. Cian Healy (205)
2. Seán Cronin (170)
3. Tadhg Furlong (99)
4. Devin Toner (229)
5. James Ryan (28)
6. Scott Fardy (41)
7. Seán O’Brien (125)
8. Jack Conan (86)

16. James Tracy (91)
17. Jack McGrath (144)
18. Michael Bent (123)
19. Rhys Ruddock (158)
20. Max Deegan (43)
21. Hugh O’Sullivan (14)
22. Ross Byrne (69)
23. Rory O’Loughlin (60)

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
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