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Rob Kearney starts at full back as Leinster prepare for testing Toulon trip

It’s a clash with the European champs this Sunday afternoon.

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ROB KEARNEY WILL make only his second start of the season for Leinster as the Irish province take on Toulon this weekend.

Leo Cullen’s scheduled clash with Glasgow Warriors was postponed due to the inclement weather last week but Leinster have made several changes from their last outing.

Kearney starts at 15 in a backline that also sees Fergus McFadden reintroduced. Isaac Boss is named at scrum half.

Josh van der Flier will make his first Champions Cup start, having come off the bench against Bath.

It’s a new look front row meanwhile with Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss and Mike Ross ready for the trip to the Stade Felix Mayol.

LEINSTER XV to face Toulon:

15. Rob Kearney

14. Fergus McFadden

13. Ben Te’o

12. Luke Fitzgerald

11. Isa Nacewa (captain)

10. Johnny Sexton

9. Isaac Boss

1. Cian Healy

2. Richardt Strauss

3. Mike Ross

4. Devin Toner

5. Mike McCarthy

6. Rhys Ruddock

7. Josh van der Flier


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8. Jamie Heaslip


16. Sean Cronin

17. Jack McGrath

18. Marty Moore

19. Tom Denton

20. Jordi Murphy

21. Eoin Reddan

22. Ian Madigan

23. Dave Kearney

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