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Sexton and Carbery both start Leinster's Champions Cup clash with Wasps

Jack Conan has been able to shake off a calf issue to start alongside Sean O’Brien in the back row.

Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

LEINSTER HEAD COACH Leo Cullen has given Joey Carbery a starting berth at fullback for tomorrow’s Champions Cup clash with Wasps at the Aviva Stadium (15.15, BT Sport).

The 10-12-13 axis of Jonathan Sexton, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose along with forwards, Jack McGrath, Tadhg Furlong, Devin Toner and Sean O’Brien return to the fold after being rested in the wake of the Six Nations.

There is a boost at number eight as Jack Conan has shaken off a calf issue to join O’Brien and Leavy in the back row with Jamie Heaslip recovering from surgery on his back.

With Carbery in the back three, there is no replacement out-half named among the replacements as Zane Kirchner returns from injury to join Fergus McFadden and Jamison Gibson-Park as backs cover.

Leinster (v Wasps):

15. Joey Carbery
14. Adam Byrne
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Robbie Henshaw
11. Isa Nacewa (captain)
10. Jonathan 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

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