Leinster team to play Montpellier

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Joe Schmidt has made six changes for Saturday’s Heineken Cup against Montpellier at the RDS.

Leo Cullen will captain the side as they go in search of a home quarter final. Cullen will pack down alongside Damian Browne at lock while Jamie Heaslip makes his 50th Heineken Cup appearance and is named in an all-Ireland back row alongside Sean O’Brien and Rhys Ruddock.

In the backline, Isaac Boss partners Bank of Ireland Player of the Month Jonathan Sexton at half back, with Eoin O’Malley coming in to partner Gordon D’Arcy in the midfield and Fergus McFadden shifting to the wing.

The game is a complete sellout and fans are advise to arrive early to the RDS.


15: Rob Kearney
14: Fergus McFadden
13: Eoin O’Malley
12: Gordon D’Arcy
11: Isa Nacewa
10: Jonathan Sexton
9: Isaac Boss

1: Cian Healy
2: Richardt Strauss
3: Jamie Hagan
4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
5: Damian Browne
6: Rhys Ruddock
7: Sean O’Brien
8: Jamie Heaslip


16: Sean Cronin
17: Heinke Van Der Merwe
18: Mike Ross
19: Devin Toner
20: Shane Jennings
21: Eoin Reddan
22: Ian Madigan
23: Fionn Carr

REFEREE: Neil Paterson (SRU), ASSISTANT REFEREES: Tim Wigglesworth, Robin Goodliffe (both RFU), 4th OFFICIAL: Ken Henley-Willis (IRFU), 5th OFFICIAL: Gary Glennon (IRFU), TMO: David Grashoff (RFU)


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