Leinster name team to face Aironi

Updated: March 1, 2012

Luke Fitzgerald has recovered from injury and will make his for appearance for Leinster since Christmas in the RaboDirect Pr 12 clash with Aironi on Friday evening (6pm Irish; 7pm local time). The Irish international with start at full-back alongside Fionn Carr and Andrew Conway in the deepest line of the field.

Brendan Macken and Eoin Malley are centre partners; having been on the pitch to see the final whistle of the 10-10 draw in Glasgow, while Isaac Boss and Ian Madigan will fill the half-back roles.
Shane Jennings captains the team and is named in the back-row alongside Kevin McLoughlin and Rhys Ruddock.
Heinke van der Merwe, who scored his second try in Leinster colours on his 51st appearance in Firhill, continues in the front row alongside Richardt Strauss and Nathan White whilst Damian Brown partners Molvaney giant Devon Toner complete the tight five positions in the second row.

Leinster team: 15 Luke Fitzgerald, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Eoin O’Malley, 12 Brendan Macken, 11 Fionn Carr, 10 Ian Madigan, 9 Isaac Boss; 1 Heinke van der Merwe, 2 Richardt Strauss, 3 Nathan White, 4 Damian Browne, 5 Devin Toner, 6 Kevin McLaughlin, 7 Shane Jennings CAPTAIN, 8 Rhys Ruddock

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