Team news: Leinster v Edinburgh

Updated: September 21, 2012

After needing a late Johnny Sexton drop goal to get past Treviso last weekend Leinster boss Joe Schmidt has opted to alter his side for this weekend’s clash with Edinburgh.

Gordon D’Arcy comes into the centre alongside Brian O’Driscoll, while second-row Tom Denton will make his home début.

Schmidt’s counterpart Michael Bradley has also made changes, Tom Brown, Geoff Cross and Roddy Grant will start as the coach opts to rest some players from the team that ran five tries past Zebre last weekend.

Leinster: I Nacewa; A Conway, B O’Driscoll, G D’Arcy, F Carr; J Sexton, E Reddan; C Healy, S Cronin, M Ross; L Cullen, T Denton; K McLaughlin, S Jennings, J Heaslip.

Replacements: T Sexton, H van der Merwe, J Hagan, D Toner, J Murphy, J Cooney, I Madigan, B Macken.

Edinburgh: G Tonks; L Jones, N De Luca, M Scott, T Brown; G Laidlaw, R Rees; J Yapp, R Ford, G Cross; G Gilchrist, S Cox; S McInally, R Grant, N Talei.

Replacements: A Titterrell, R Hislop, W Nel, R McAlpine, D Basilaia, C Leck, H Leonard, D Fife.

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