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Leinster welcome Ireland internationals back for Connacht clash

Head coach Leo Cullen has made 10 changes to his side for tomorrow night’s game at the RDS.

james-lowe James Lowe returns to Leinster duty tomorrow night. Source: Ben Brady/INPHO

LEINSTER HEAD COACH Leo Cullen has announced his side for tomorrow’s United Rugby Championship meeting with Connacht at the RDS [KO 7.45pm, TG4, Premier Sports 2, URC TV].

With a host of Ireland stars returning following their recent international commitments, Cullen has made 10 personnel changes from last weekend’s defeat to Ulster.

Harry Byrne takes the place of his brother Ross at out-half, while Hugo Keenan, Garry Ringrose and James Lowe also return to the backline.

A new front-row is formed by Cian Healy, Dan Sheehan and Michael Alaalatoa. Ryan Baird comes in to partner Devin Toner in the second-row, while Josh van der Flier and Caelan Doris are selected in the back-row.

Leinster (v Connacht):

  • 15. Hugo Keenan
  • 14. Jordan Larmour
  • 13. Garry Ringrose
  • 12. Robbie Henshaw
  • 11. James Lowe
  • 10. Harry Byrne
  • 9. Luke McGrath (captain)
  • 1. Cian Healy
  • 2. Dan Sheehan
  • 3. Michael Alaalatoa
  • 4. Ryan Baird
  • 5. Devin Toner
  • 6. Rhys Ruddock
  • 7. Josh van der Flier
  • 8. Caelan Doris

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Replacements:

  • 16. Rónan Kelleher
  • 17. Andrew Porter
  • 18. Vakh Abdaladze
  • 19. Josh Murphy
  • 20. Max Deegan
  • 21. Nick McCarthy
  • 22. Ross Byrne
  • 23. Tommy O’Brien

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