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RaboDirect Pro 12 Semi-Final Teams: Leinster vs Ulster

A huge game is in store at the RDS at 7pm on Saturday night when Leinster and Ulster lock horns for a place in the RaboDirect Pro12 Final.

On paper, Leinster come into the game on the back of some good results. However, in reality Matt O’Connor’s side have flattered to deceive at times and will need to perform if they are to overcome an Ulster side that sense it is a case of now or never for many of the province’s foreign contingent.

Matt O’Connor has made eight changes to the side that beat Edinburgh, with Quinn Roux coming into the team in place of Mike McCarthy. Ulster’s Mark Anscombe has named Darren Cave at 12 following some inspiring performances and he will be looking to lay down a marker in front of Irish head coach Joe Schmidt.

It’s sure to be a titanic clash at the RDS, with Glasgow awaiting the winners following their victory over Munster on Friday night.

Leinster: R Kearney, F McFadden, B O’Driscoll, G D’Arcy, D Kearney, J Gopperth, E Reddan, C Healy, S Cronin, M Moore, D Toner, Q ROux, R Ruddock, S Jennings

Ulster: C Gilroy, T Bowe, J Payne, D Cave, A Trimble, P Jackson, R Pienaar, C Black, R Best, R Lutton, J Muller, I Henderson, R Diack, C Henry, R Wilson


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