Leinster name strong team to play Ulster

first_imgIf Ireland scrum-half Isaac Boss, one of four Ireland internationals on the bench, is used as a replacement it will be his 50th provincial appearance. DUBLIN, IRELAND – APRIL 30: Eoin Reddan of Leinster passes the ball during the Heineken Cup semi final match between Leinster and Toulouse at Aviva Stadium on April 30, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Eoin Reddan notches up his 60th cap for the clubIn all there are 13 Ireland qualified players in the starting Leinster XV including scrum-half Eoin Reddan – making his 60th Leinster appearance – who links up with Jonathan Sexton at half back for the trip to Belfast, (Friday, KO: 7:05pm).Luke Fitzgerald is named in a back three alongside the Kearney brothers. Unfortunately, Eoin O’Malley was a late withdrawal this morning after a recurrence of his calf strain forced him from the training field, thus Fergus McFadden – who makes his 70th Leinster appearance – will partner Brian O’Driscoll in the midfield.Up front, Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss and Mike Ross start in the front row, with All Black Brad Thorn locking down alongside skipper Leo Cullen. Kevin McLaughlin (who will also make his 70th Leinster appearance) joins fellow ex Gonzaga College SJ forward Dominic Ryan in the back row alongside the returning Sean O’Brien who starts at number eight. Starting XV:15: Rob Kearney14: David Kearney13: Brian O’Driscoll12: Fergus McFadden11: Luke Fitzgerald10: Jonathan Sexton9: Eoin Reddan1: Cian Healy2: Richardt Strauss3: Mike Ross4: Leo Cullen (C)5: Brad Thorn6: Kevin McLaughlin7: Dominic Ryan8: Sean O’BrienReplacements:16: Sean Cronin17: Heinke van der Merwe18: Nathan White19: Devin Toner20: Shane Jennings21: Isaac Boss22: Ian Madigan23: Fionn Carrlast_img

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