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7 changes for Leinster as they get set to welcome Warriors

Leo Cullen has made a raft of changes as the defending champions come to town.

Leinster are beginning to welcome back some of their Irish World Cup contingent.
Leinster are beginning to welcome back some of their Irish World Cup contingent.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

LEINSTER RUGBY HEAD coach Leo Cullen has made seven changes to the starting XV that lost away to the Scarlets last weekend.

Included are Rhys Ruddock and Mike McCarthy — both of whom were late call ups to the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad  – as Leinster welcome the reigning PRO12 champions, Glasgow Warriors, to the RDS.

Isa Nacewa, Garry Ringrose and Fergus McFadden all start in the back three for the fourth game in succession while Ben Te’o has shaken off the calf injury that kept him out of last week’s trip to Parc y Scarlets and takes his place at outside centre, with Noel Reid inside him at 12.

Leinster have also announced that any Irish supporter who comes to the game on Friday and shows a Rugby World Cup ticket stub will be eligible for reduced entry.


15. Isa Nacewa (Captain)
14. Garry Ringrose
13. Ben Te’o
12. Noel Reid
11. Fergus McFadden
10. Cathal Marsh
9. Luke McGrath

1. Michael Bent
2. Aaron Dundon
3. Marty Moore
4. Ross Molony
5. Mike McCarthy
6. Rhys Ruddock
7. Josh van der Flier
8. Jack Conan

16. James Tracy
17. Peter Dooley
18. Tadhg Furlong
19. Dominic Ryan
20. Daniel Leavy
21. Isaac Boss
22. Ross Byrne
23. Cian Kelleher

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