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Leinster name team to play Ulster in Champions Cup

Mar 31, 2023 14:03 By Michael Cooke
Leinster name team to play Ulster in Champions Cup Leinster name team to play Ulster in Champions Cup
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14 players who featured for Ireland in the Six Nations return to the squad.

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has announced the matchday squad for the Heineken Champions Cup last 16 clash with Ulster.

James Ryan captains the team, with 14 players who featured for Ireland in the Six Nations returning to the match day squad.

Hugo Keenan starts at full-back, with Jordan Larmour and James Lowe named on the wings.

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Jimmy Oโ€™Brien and Robbie Henshaw form the centre partnership for the first time. Ross Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park complete the back line.

Tadhg Furlong makes his first European appearance of the season. He's joined in the front row by Andrew Porter and Dan Sheehan.

Ryan is partnered in the second row by Ross Molony. This seasonโ€™s leading Heineken Champions Cup try scorer Josh van der Flier is in the back-row alongside Ryan Baird and Jack Conan.

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On the bench, hooker John McKee is in line to make his European debut.

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