Leinster sweating on O’Brien fitness

Seán O’Brien has been named in Leinster’s team to face Glasgow Warriors in tomorrow night's RaboDirect PRO12 Play Off in the RDS (7.35pm) despite a lingering calf injury.

Leinster sweating on O’Brien fitness

Seán O’Brien has been named in Leinster’s team to face Glasgow Warriors in tomorrow night's RaboDirect PRO12 Play Off in the RDS (7.35pm) despite a lingering calf injury.

The management have admitted the knock is a slight concern. Should he fail to fully recover his place will be taken in the panel by fellow Ireland back-rower Rhys Ruddock.

Elsewhere, Leo Cullen leads a team which includes a number of Ireland internationals.

Gordon D'Arcy has shaken off the calf strain which had ruled him out for the last few games and he will partner Brian O'Driscoll at centre.

Isaac Boss links up with Jonathan Sexton (now just 13 points shy of the 1,000 point career mark for his home province) at half back, with Isa Nacewa forming an exciting back three alongside British & Irish Lions full-back Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden.

Curragh man McFadden will make his 94th Leinster appearance - a cap tally he will also share with the recalled Kevin McLaughlin.

Cian Healy starts in the front row alongside Richardt Strauss and Mike Ross with Devin Toner lining out for the 125th time in Leinster colours.

Leinster (v. Glasgow): R Kearney; F Mcfadden, B O’Driscoll, G D’Arcy, I Nacewa; J Sexton, I Boss; C Healy, R Strauss, M Ross; L Cullen, D Toner; K McLaughlin, S O’Brien/S Jennings, J Heaslip.

Replacements: S Cronin, J McGrath, J Hagan, Q Roux, S Jennings/R Ruddock, J Cooney, I Madigan, A Conway.

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