Leinster receive Sexton ahead of Pro 14 final

Jonathan Sexton is declared fit for the Pro14 clash against Scarlets
Jonathan Sexton is declared fit for the Pro14 clash against Scarlets

Leinster's chances of completing a double this season has received a huge boost with Jonathan Sexton declared fit ahead of the Pro 14 final clash against Scarlets to be played at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

The 32-year-old has recovered from a calf injury that he sustained during the European Rugby Champions Cup final encounter against Racing 92.

Meanwhile, Dan Leavy and the retiring Isa Nacewa have also shrugged off hamstring and calf injuries to return to the line-up but they will be taking on an in-form Scarlets side, who will be looking to win the title for the second successive time.

When these two teams met during the European Champions Cup semi-final at Aviva Stadium, it was Leinster, who defeated Scarlets 38-16 but Wayne Pivac is confident of a turnaround this time.

"We've certainly looked at that game and were obviously very disappointed at the time in the sense that we didn't really fire too many shots at them," Pivac admitted.

"We feel like we're building nicely and have room to improve and that's a good space to be in.

"It's definitely what we've been aiming for since day one from my arrival here, to build something that could go on for a long time.

"We don't really want to be a one-season wonder and I think we're seeing that with the growth of the side over the last two seasons.

"To get to this final and semi-finals in Europe is progression from last year and we'd like to build on that again next year."