Leinster name unchanged matchday squad for Heineken Champions Cup final against La Rochelle

Tadhg Furlong is part of the Leinster line up
Tadhg Furlong is part of the Leinster line up

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named an unchanged matchday squad for the Heineken Champions Cup final against La Rochelle to be played in Marseille on Saturday.

Tadhg Furlong and James Lowe have successfully recovered from their respective injuries of ankle and shin respectively that they suffered during the semi-final against Toulouse.

Ciarán Frawley, who had a facial injury also saw his place retained over Jordan Larmour with Johnny Sexton captaining the side at fly-half forming halfback partnership with Jamison Gibson-Park.

Meanwhile, Brice Dulin starts at fullback for La Rochelle pushing Dillyn Leyds to right wing and Jules Favre to the bench. Tawera Kerr-Barlow is out of the encounter after sustaining a hand injury during the semi-final against Racing 92 with Thomas Berjon coming at Racing 92.

Victor Vito is also out with an ankle injury making way for Matthias Haddad to start at openside with Australian lock Will Skelton also part of the starting line up.

Leinster: Hugo Keenan; Jimmy O’Brien, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton, Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Rónan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong; Ross Molony, James Ryan; Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.

Reserves: Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Michael Ala’alatoa, Joe McCarthy, Rhys Ruddock, Luke McGrath, Ross Byrne, Ciarán Frawley.

Stade Rochelais: Brice Dulin; Dillyn Leyds, Jeremy Sinzelle, Jonathan Danty, Raymond Rhule; Ihaia West, Thomas Berjon; Danny Priso, Pierre Bourgarit, Uini Atonio; Thomas Lavault, Will Skelton; Wiaan Liebenberg, Matthias Haddad, Gregory Alldritt.

Reserves: Facundo Bosch, Reda Wardi, Joel Sclavi, Romain Sazy, Remi Bourdeau, Arthur Retiere, Levani Botia, Jules Favre.


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