Sean O'Brien ruled out of Leinster’s Champions Cup trip

Sean O'Brien is out of Leinster's semi-final clash with Clermont in Lyon on Sunday.

Head Coach Leo Cullen has confirmed the back row has a tightness in his hamstring.

Joey Carberry gets the nod at full back while Fergus Mc Fadden and Isa Nacewa are on the wings.

The back row is Rhys Ruddock, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan, meaning that Josh Van Der Flier is on the bench.

Clermont have also named their team for the game.

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Joey Carbery (19)

14. Fergus McFadden (149)

13. Garry Ringrose (36)

12. Robbie Henshaw (11)

11. Isa Nacewa (167) CAPTAIN

10. Johnny Sexton (134)

9. Luke McGrath (72)

1. Jack McGrath (109)

2. Richardt Strauss (143)

3. Tadhg Furlong (64)

4. Devin Toner (195)

5. Hayden Triggs (28)

6. Rhys Ruddock (128)

7. Dan Leavy (35)

8. Jack Conan (48)

Replacements:

16. Seán Cronin (127)

17. Peter Dooley (36)

18. Michael Bent (84)

19. Ross Molony (41)

20. Josh van der Flier (42)

21. Jamison Gibson-Park (25)

22. Ross Byrne (21)

23. Zane Kirchner (85)


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Football rumours: Barca not giving up on Coutinho and Spurs aim to make first signing

Irish players 'heartbroken' after World Cup exit

UEFA to probe crowd trouble during Everton's win over Hajduk Split

Everton hold 2-0 lead after first leg against Hajduk Split


Today's Stories

Heroics not enough as French simply a class apart

Steve Hansen backs Aaron Smith despite latest allegations

John Caulfield changing second City mentality

All Blacks back in business

Lifestyle

Digital distraction: Are smartphones dumbing down students?

Against the odds: Life after ectopic pregnancy

Celebrity Masterchef Yvonne Connolly on cooking up a storm with leftovers

Can experiencing awe really make us better people?

More From The Irish Examiner