Leinster name team for Toulouse game

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Updated: April 29, 2011

The Leinster team to face Toulouse in Saturday afternoon’s Heineken Cup semi final at the Aviva Stadium (KO: 3.30pm) has been named.

Gordon D’Arcy takes his place in the Leinster midfield for the visit of the reigning champions and he partners Brian O’Driscoll in a team which is unchanged from the side that defeated Leicester Tigers 17-10 in the Quarter Final.

Eoin Reddan links up at half-back with the tournament’s top scorer Jonathan Sexton (88 points) with Luke Fitzgerald, Shane Horgan and Isa Nacewa completing the backline.

There are six Ireland internationals in the pack which includes skipper Leo Cullen and Ireland props Cian Healy and Mike Ross.

Shane Jennings takes his place amongst a strong replacements bench for the sell out encounter.

LEINSTER:

15: Isa Nacewa
14: Shane Horgan
13: Brian O’Driscoll
12: Gordon D’Arcy
11: Luke Fitzgerald
10: Jonathan Sexton
9: Eoin Reddan 

1: Cian Healy
2: Richardt Strauss
3: Mike Ross
4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
5: Nathan Hines
6: Kevin McLaughlin
7: Sean O’Brien
8: Jamie Heaslip 

REPLACEMENTS:

16: Jason Harris-Wright
17: Heinke van der Merwe
18: Stan Wright
19: Devin Toner
20: Shane Jennings
21: Isaac Boss
22: Ian Madigan
23: Fergus McFadden

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