This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 5 December, 2019
Advertisement

Captain Isa Nacewa withdrawn from Leinster side to face Wasps, Madigan starts

The fullback jarred his knee on Tuesday.

Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

LEINSTER CAPTAIN ISA Nacewa has been pulled out of the starting line-up to face Wasps in the province’s Champions Cup opener against Wasps today (1pm).

The province say the fullback ‘jarred’ his knee during a Tuesday training, but was subsequently named to start in the hope that time would be sufficient to shake the knock off.

Nacewa will be replaced in the number 15 jersey by utility back Ian Madigan – no stranger to late call-ups to cover injured starters – with Springbok fullback Zane Kirchner and Dave Kearney remaining on the wings.

Madigan’s place on the replacements bench is filled by out-half Cathal Marsh.

Revised Leinster team v Wasps:

15. Ian Madigan
14. Zane Kirchner
13. Fergus McFadden
12. Noel Reid
11. Dave Kearney
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Eoin Reddan

1. Jack McGrath
2. Richardt Strauss
3. Mike Ross
4. Devin Toner
5. Mike McCarthy
6. Jordi Murphy
7. Sean O’Brien
8. Jamie Heaslip (Capt.)

16. Sean Cronin
17. Cian Healy
18. Tadhg Furlong
19. Hayden Triggs
20. Jack Conan
21. Luke McGrath
22. Cathal Marsh
23. Garry Ringrose

‘It’s not nice to finish with 14 men’: Munster face anxious wait as hooker injuries assessed

JJ Hanrahan plays his part as Northampton see off Scarlets

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Sean Farrell

Read next:

COMMENTS (16)