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Leinster vs Toulouse: Injury issues impact selection

Raf Diallo
Raf Diallo

08:18 11 Jan 2019


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Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has no concerns about fielding a relatively inexperienced side in their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Toulouse.

Jonathan Sexton, Rob Kearney and Dan Leavy are all ruled out through injury. Robbie Henshaw hasn't been risked despite his return to training.

Cullen says both Sexton and Sean O'Brien should be fit for the start of Ireland's Six Nations campaign in three weeks' time.

Ross Byrne, Adam Byrne and Rory O'Loughlin will all start among the backs at the RDS. Jordan Larmour will start at full-back, while Dave Kearney is on the wing.

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Leinster lost to the Top 14 side by a point in France in October in what proved to be a thriller.

We will have the match live on Off The Ball this Saturday. So tune into Newstalk radio at 1pm for live commentary or listen live on our online player. Connor Morris, Keith Wood and Kevin McLoughlin will be on hand at the RDS.

 


Stephen Ferris and Eddie O'Sullivan previewed Leinster vs Toulouse and the other Heineken Champions Cup games. You can watch that in full on YouTube:

Meanwhile, Ulster have been able to recall a clutch of experienced players for tomorrow's crunch meeting with Pool 4 leaders Racing.

Captain Rory Best is restored to the starting XV, along with Jacob Stockdale, John Cooney and Jordi Murphy.

Robert Baloucoune will make his first European start at Kingspan Stadium.

 


Ex-Munster and Ireland international Simon Zebo will start for the Parisians.

Elsewhere, Connacht have Bundee Aki, Tiernan O'Halloran and captain Jarrad Butler back in their team for their Challenge Cup game with Sale in Galway.

Our Wednesday Night Rugby preview of the games is also available as a podcast and on iTunes.

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