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Leinster Make Four Changes For Treviso Tie

Leinster Make Four Changes For Treviso Tie

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made four changes to the team for Saturday’s GUINNESS PRO12 round 22 encounter with Benetton Treviso at the RDS (kick-off 3pm).

With no live TV coverage, there are tickets still on sale for the last game of the regular PRO12 season through www.leinsterrugby.ie or from the ticket office located just inside the Anglesea Gate from 1.30pm.

Students can also avail of €;10 tickets to the game by registering their details at www.leinsterrugbystudentpass.com and a match day option to purchase tickets will be sent direct to their phone.

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It is the same back-three that started last weekend against Ulster with Rob Kearney at full-back, captain Isa Nacewa on the right wing and Dave Kearney, who won his 100th provincial cap in Belfast, on the left.

Garry Ringrose, who was nominated for an IRUPA Young Player of the Year award earlier this week, starts in the centre for his 20th appearance of the season beside Ben Te’o. Eoin Reddan comes in at half-back to partner Jonathan Sexton.

In the front row there is one change with Mike Ross coming in for Tadhg Furlong, with both Jack McGrath and Richardt Strauss retained. Behind them, Devin Toner is joined by Clontarf man Mick Kearney in the second row.

Rhys Ruddock makes his 18th start of the campaign for Leinster at blindside flanker. The 25-year-old has finished all but three of the games that he has started this season.

Jordi Murphy comes into the back row at openside in place of the injured Josh van der Flier, while vice-captain Jamie Heaslip continues from the base of the scrum.

LEINSTER (v Benetton Treviso): Rob Kearney; Isa Nacewa (capt), Garry Ringrose, Ben Te’o, Dave Kearney; Jonathan Sexton, Eoin Reddan; Jack McGrath, Richardt Strauss, Mike Ross, Devin Toner, Mick Kearney, Rhys Ruddock, Jordi Murphy, Jamie Heaslip.

Replacements: Sean Cronin, Peter Dooley, Tadhg Furlong, Ross Molony, Dominic Ryan, Luke McGrath, Cathal Marsh, Noel Reid.