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Captain Isa Nacewa withdrawn from Leinster side to face Wasps, Madigan starts

The fullback jarred his knee on Tuesday.

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

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