Leinster host Leicester in Champions Cup

Apr 6, 2023 17:01 By Dave Hooper
Leinster host Leicester in Champions Cup
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Leinster host Leicester in Champions Cup

In rugby news Leinster host Leicester Tigers in the Quarter-Final of the Heineken Champions Cup, on Friday evening in Aviva Stadium

Garry Ringrose and Caelan Doris return to the lineup, replacing Jordan Larmour and Josh van der Flier, in the only two personnel changes from last week’s win over Ulster.

Hugo Keenan starts at full-back, with Jimmy O’Brien and James Lowe named on the wings. Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw form the centre partnership for the first time since October’s win over Munster, with Ross Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park completing the back line.


Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan and Tadhg Furlong make up the front row for the second week running. James Ryan captains the team and is partnered in the second row by Ross Molony.

Caelan Doris comes into the back-row and is joined by Ryan Baird and Jack Conan, with Baird set to win his 50th Leinster cap.

On the bench, there are no changes from last Saturday’s win over Ulster, with Cian Healy set to become Leinster's joint-second highest capped player.



  1. Hugo Keenan
  2. Jimmy O’Brien
  3. Garry Ringrose
  4. Robbie Henshaw
  5. James Lowe
  6. Ross Byrne
  7. Jamison Gibson-Park
  1. Andrew Porter
  2. Dan Sheehan
  3. Tadhg Furlong
  4. Ross Molony
  5. James Ryan (C)
  6. Ryan Baird
  7. Caelan Doris
  8. Jack Conan


  1. John McKee
  2. Cian Healy
  3. Michael Ala’alatoa
  4. Jason Jenkins
  5. Scott Penny
  6. Luke McGrath
  7. Harry Byrne
  8. Ciarán Frawley

Referee: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)

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