Cian Healy and Mike Ross both to line out for Leinster

Cian Healy and Mike Ross both to line out for Leinster
Mike Ross returns to the front row.

Leinster Rugby head coach Leo Cullen has made five changes to the team that lost out to the Dragons last time out for tomorrow evening’s game against Zebre.

Three of the changes are in the pack and two in the backs.

Cian Healy and Mike Ross return from hamstring and knee injuries respectively to prop down alongside James Tracy in the pack, with Ross Molony and Hayden Triggs continuing in the second row.

The back row sees Josh van der Flier return from Ireland camp at openside flanker with Dominic Ryan and Jordi Murphy again selected at blindside and number eight.

In the backs Isa Nacewa returns from a knee injury to captain the side from the left wing with Adam Byrne again starting on the right and Zane Kirchner selected at full back.

Ben Te'o and Garry Ringrose continue in midfield with Isaac Boss partnering Cathal Marsh in the half backs.

Leinster v Zebre in the RDS, Friday February 12 - kick-off 7.30pm.

Leinster team: 15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Adam Byrne, 13. Garry Ringrose, 12. Ben Te'o, 11. Isa Nacewa -capt., 10. Cathal Marsh, 9. Isaac Boss; 1. Cian Healy, 2. James Tracy, 3. Mike Ross, 4. Ross Molony, 5. Hayden Triggs, 6. Dominic Ryan, 7. Josh van der Flier, 8. Jordi Murphy.

Leinster team: 16. Sean Cronin, 17. Peter Dooley, 18. Michael Bent, 19. Tom Denton, 20. Dan Leavy, 21. Luke McGrath, 22. Noel Reid, 23. Cian Kelleher.

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