Big guns back for Leinster's Zebre clash

Leinster welcome back a number of players from international duty as the face Zebre in Saturday evening's RaboDirect PRO12 clash in the RDS (6pm).

Big guns back for Leinster's Zebre clash

Leinster welcome back a number of players from international duty as the face Zebre in Saturday evening's RaboDirect PRO12 clash in the RDS (6pm).

Among those returning to the starting XV is Gordon D'Arcy who is set to make his 211th appearance for the province and will start at outside centre. Andrew Goodman will make his home debut wearing 12 alongside the Leinster veteran.

Eoin Reddan will partner Jonathan Sexton at half back while Fergus McFadden is named in an exciting back three alongside Andrew Conway and Isa Nacewa.

Leo Cullen leads the team and partners Damian Browne at second row.

Also making his home debut is Ireland tight-head prop Michael Bent - who is named in the front row alongside returning internationals Sean Cronin and South Africa's Heinke van der Merwe .

The likes of Cian Healy, Mike Ross and Isaac Boss have been named on a strong replacements bench.

Leinster (v. Zebre): I Nacewa; A Conway, G D’Arcy, A Goodman, F McFadden; J Sexton, E Reddan; H van der Merwe, S Cronin, M Bent; L Cullen, D Browne; K McLaughlin, R Ruddock, S O’Brien.

Replacements: A Dundon, C Healy, M Ross, T Denton, J Murphy, I Boss, I Madigan, F Carr.

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