Leinster Name Team For This Weekend's Guinness Pro12 Game

Leinster Name Team For This Weekend's Guinness Pro12 Game
Sean Reidy
Sean Reidy

5 Jan 2017

Leinster have named their team to face Zebre at the RDS Arena on Friday.

There are seven changes in total, in the backs, three internationals return with Zane Kirchner taking up his place at full back, as Adam Byrne and Rory O'Loughlin continue on the wings. 

The second change sees Robbie Henshaw come in to the number 13 jersey to partner Garry Ringrose in the centre. 

The final change is in the half backs with Johnny Sexton captaining the side from number 10 and partnering Luke McGrath who continues at scrumhalf. 

In the pack, Cian Healy and James Tracy start alongside Michael Bent who will win his 75th cap for the province. 

Devin Toner and Hayden Triggs are again selected as the second row combination but there are two final additions in the back row. 

Dan Leavy starts at blindside flanker, with Jack Conan coming in at the base of the scrum in the number eight jersey. Sean O'Brien starts again this week but with Leavy starting at six, O'Brien swaps across and fills the number seven jersey for the final Guinness PRO12 game before attention turns to the Champions Cup.

On the bench Sean Cronin is in line to win his 125th cap for the province should he be introcued at some stage.