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D’Arcy Returns To Leinster Line-Up

D’Arcy Returns To Leinster Line-Up

The Leinster team to face Glasgow Warriors in Saturday night’s RaboDirect PRO12 semi-final at the RDS (kick-off 7.35pm) has been named.

Second row Leo Cullen leads the team for the visit of the Scottish side, featuring in a line-up which includes a number of Ireland internationals.

Gordon D’Arcy has shaken off the calf strain which had ruled him out for the last few games and he will partner Brian O’Driscoll in the centre.

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Isaac Boss links up at half-back with Jonathan Sexton, who is now just 13 points shy of the 1,000-point career mark for his home province, with Isa Nacewa forming an exciting back-three alongside British & Irish Lions full-back Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden.

Curragh man McFadden will make his 94th Leinster appearance – a caps tally he will also share with the recalled Kevin McLaughlin.

Sean O’Brien (calf) is a slight concern and should he fail to fully recover his place will be taken in the panel by fellow Ireland back rower Rhys Ruddock.

Cian Healy starts in the front row alongside Richardt Strauss and Mike Ross with giant lock Devin Toner lining out for the 125th time in Leinster colours.

Ticket sales for Saturday’s game are fast approaching the 11,000 mark. Tickets are on sale online here, and are also available to buy from the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook), Spar (Donnybrook) as well as Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

Tickets will be on sale from Ticketmaster vans around the ground up until kick-off on Saturday night.

LEINSTER (v Glasgow Warriors): Rob Kearney; Fergus McFadden, Brian O’Driscoll, Gordon D’Arcy, Isa Nacewa; Jonathan Sexton, Isaac Boss; Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss, Mike Ross, Leo Cullen (capt), Devin Toner, Kevin McLaughlin, Sean O’Brien/Shane Jennings, Jamie Heaslip.

Replacements: Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Jamie Hagan, Quinn Roux, Shane Jennings/Rhys Ruddock, John Cooney, Ian Madigan, Andrew Conway.