Sexton recalled for Leinster's Pro14 title defence against Glasgow

Sexton recalled for Leinster's Pro14 title defence against Glasgow

Johnny Sexton has been recalled to the Leinster team for tomorrow's Guinness Pro14 final against Glasgow at Celtic Park.

The World Player of the Year was rested for the defending champions' win against Munster in the semi-finals but is back in the starting 15 with Ross Byrne dropping to the bench.

Scott Fardy replaces the injured Devin Toner, Rob Kearney starts at full-back with Jordan Larmour moving to the wing.

Cian Healy, Sean Cronin and Tadhg Furlong form the front-row with Fardy and James Ryan the locks.

Jack Conan is picked at number eight with Rhys Ruddock and Josh van der Flier the flankers.

Luke McGrath joins Sexton in the half-backs, Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose are in midfield with a back three of Kearney, Larmour and James Lowe.

Sean O'Brien is not in the 23 and has played his final game for the province.

Meanwhile, Glasgow Warriors have announced an unchanged side to take on the reigning champions tomorrow at Celtic Park.

Dave Rennie has stuck with the side that beat Ulster 50-20 in last Friday's semi-final.

The only change to the matchday 23 is the inclusion of Siua Halanukonuka.

Sexton recalled for Leinster's Pro14 title defence against Glasgow

Tomorrow's match will mark Stuart Hogg's last game for the club.

Rennie admits Hogg is fired up ahead of taking on Leinster.

He said: "We tried to put the brakes on him today, he went berserk yesterday at training, (putting in) massive high-speed numbers.

"He's seen that the field is a little bit shorter so he was lining up some kicks from the opposition 22m line type of thing. He's an excitement machine.

He's desperate to go out on a big note and all we need him to do is to play as well as he has in the last few weeks and hopefully it's enough.

Rennie said: "We're excited to represent our city and our families at what is going to be an amazing occasion for Glasgow.

"The noise that 10,000 people make in Scotstoun is deafening, so to play in front of more than 40,000 of our supporters is going to be a special experience.

"Leinster are a world-class side with hardened finals experience, so we're going to have to play better than we have all season to lift the trophy."

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