Ian Madigan misses out on potential RDS farewell against Treviso

The Irish international is to leave Leinster at the end of the season

BY Newstalk 12:23 Friday 6 May 2016, 12:23 6 May 2016

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Leo Cullen has made four changes in personnel to the Leinster team for their final regular season Pro12 game against Treviso, but there is no place in the squad for Ian Madigan in what may be the team's last home game of the season.

It's the same back three as started last weekend against Ulster with Rob Kearney at full back, captain Isa Nacewa on the right wing and Dave Kearney, who celebrated 100 caps last weekend, on the left.

Garry Ringrose, who was short listed for an IRUPA Young Player of the Year Award earlier this week, starts in the centre for his 20th appearance of the season beside Ben Te'o. Eoin Reddan comes in to the half backs to partner Johnny Sexton.

In the front row there is one change with Mike Ross coming in for Tadhg Furlong, with both Jack McGrath and Richardt Strauss retained. Behind them, Devin Toner is joined by Clontarf man Mick Kearney in the second row.

Rhys Ruddock makes his 18th start of the campaign for Leinster at blindside flanker. The 25 year old has finished all but three of the games that he has started this season.

Jordi Murphy comes into the back row at openside in place of the injured Josh van der Flier, while vice-captain Jamie Heaslip continues from the base of the scrum.

Alhtough there is no live TV coverage, you can follow all the news live from the game on Newstalk.com, as well as on @NewstalkSport on Twitter as we report live from the game.

Leinster team and replacements to face Treviso:

(15-9): Rob Kearney, Isa Nacewa (capt), Garry Ringrose, Ben Te'o, Dave Kearney, Johnny Sexton, Eoin Reddan.

(1-8): Jack McGrath, Richardt Strauss, Mike Ross, Devin Toner, Mick Kearney, Rhys Ruddock, Jordi Murphy, Jamie Heaslip. 

Replacements (16-23): Sean Cronin, Peter Dooley, Tadhg Furlong, Ross Molony, Dominic Ryan, Luke McGrath, Cathal Marsh, Noel Reid.

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