Sexton and co return for Leinster's clash with Wasps

A Champions Cup semi-final place is at stake this weekend.

BY Sinéad Farrell 12:16 Friday 31 March 2017, 12:16 31 Mar 2017

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Leinster welcome back a number of Irish internationals ahead of their Champions Cup quarter-final meeting with Wasps tomorrow.

Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose are among those who have returned to Lenister's starting XV, following the conclusion of the Six Nations championship.

The full-back line of Joey Carbery, Adam Byrne and captain Isa Nacewa will take up their positions again this weekend, after lining out for Leinster's 22-21 win over the Cardiff Blues last weekend.

Henshaw and Ringrose resume their midfield partnership, while Luke McGrath and Sexton will link up at half-back.

Jack McGrath and Tadhg Furlong come into the front row along with hooker Richardt Strauss. In the second row Devin Toner will partner Hayden Triggs.

The back row sees Dan Leavy selected at blind side flanker. Seán O’Brien is named at open side and the fit again Jack Conan will wear the number eight jersey.

Leinster Team:

15. Joey Carberry

14. Adam Byrne

13. Garry Ringrose

12. Robbie Henshaw

11. Isa Nacewa (captain)

10. Johnny Sexton

9. Luke McGrath

 

1. Jack McGrath

2. Richardt Strauss

3. Tadhg Furlong

4. Devin Toner

5. Hayden Triggs

6. Dan Leavy

7. Sean O'Brien

8. Jack Conan

 

Replacements: 

16. James Tracy

17. Cian Healy

18. Michael Bent 

19. Ross Molony 

20. Josh van der Flier 

21. Jamison Gibson-Park

22. Fergus McFadden

23. Zane Kirchner

Coverage for the 3.15pm kick-off will be on Off The Ball tomorrow. Dave McIntyre will provide live commentary alongside Keith Wood and Liam Toland.

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