Garry Ringrose misses out on the Leinster 23 ahead of Ospreys game in Wales

Leinster can top the table with a win tomorrow night in Swansea

BY Newstalk 13:08 Thursday 7 January 2016, 13:08 7 Jan 2016

Garry Ringrose of Leinster Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster have made six changes to the team facing Ospreys in the Pro12 tomorrow night, but there is no place for Garry Ringrose.

Leo Cullen has made the changes from the team that beat Connacht last time out in the RDS with three in the pack and a further three in the backs.

Rob Kearney is again selected at full back with brother Dave continuing on the left wing and club captain Isa Nacewa coming in on the right. There is a positional switch at centre with Ben Te'o moving to outside and Luke Fitzgerald coming into the starting XV at inside centre.

In the half backs Luke McGrath has recovered from the foot infection that kept him out of last week's starting XV and he will be joined by Johnny Sexton who has himself shaken off a knee injury that forced him to leave the pitch early last week.

In the pack Jack McGrath and Richardt Strauss start again and are joined at tight head prop by Tadhg Furlong. Devin Toner - for his 175th Leinster cap - and Mike McCarthy start again in the second row. In the back row last week's captain Rhys Ruddock is joined by fellow Irish internationals Sean O'Brien and Jamie Heaslip.

On the bench Noel Reid is back involved in a match day squad for the first time since recovering from an ankle injury and is in line to win his 50th cap for Leinster.

Leinster team to face Ospreys:
(15-9): Rob Kearney, Isa Nacewa (capt), Ben Te'o, Luke Fitzgerald, Dave Kearney, Johnny Sexton, Luke McGrath.

(1-8): Jack McGrath, Richardt Strauss, Tadhg Furlong, Devin Toner, Mike McCarthy, Rhys Ruddock, Sean O'Brien, Jamie Heaslip.

(16-23): Sean Cronin, Peter Dooley, Marty Moore, Tom Denton, Dominic Ryan, Eoin Reddan, Ian Madigan, Noel Reid.


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