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Leinster Name Team For Champions Cup Final Showdown With Saracens

Leinster have announced their matchday 23 for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final with Saracens at St James Park Park in Newcastle. 

As expected, head coach Leo Cullen has named an unchanged starting XV to the one which defeated Toulouse in the semi-final at the Aviva Stadium three weeks ago.

Sean Cronin, who had been struggling with a calf injury, has been passed fit to play and he is joined by Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong in the front row. Devin Toner and James Ryan pack down in the second-row while Scott Fardy, Sean O’Brien and Jack Conan make up the back-row.

In the half-backs, Luke McGrath partners captain Johnny Sexton while Leinster are able to name the formidable partnership of Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose in midfield.

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The back-three consists of James Lowe, Jordan Larmour and Rob Kearney.

A change on the bench sees Ulster-bound Jack McGrath named among the replacements ahead of Ed Byrne and Rhys Ruddock comes in ahead of Caelan Doris.

Leinster: Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe, Johnny Sexton, Luke McGrath, Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Devin Toner, James Ryan, Scott Fardy, Sean O’Brien, Jack Conan.

Replacements: James Tracy, Jack McGrath, Michael Bent, Rhys Ruddock, Max Deegan, Hugh O’Sullivan, Ross Byrne, Rory O’Loughlin

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