European Champions Cup semi-final: La Rochelle v Leinster

Byrne got here off the bench to kick 17 capabilities in Leinster’s quarter-closing favor over Exeter
Venue: Stade Marcel-Deflandre, La Rochelle Date: Sunday, 2 Might maybe maybe effectively maybe Kick-off: 15: 00 BST
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Ross Byrne will favor his a centesimal Leinster cap in Sunday’s European Champions Cup semi-closing towards La Rochelle.

The breeze-half of, 26, has been named to provoke in quandary of the injured Johnny Sexton with Luke McGrath captaining the province from scrum-half of.

La Rochelle half of-backs Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Ihaia West will provoke having overcome harm points.

Flanker Wiaan Liebenberg replaces Kevin Gourdon inside the precise alternate from the facet that beat Sale inside the ultimate spherical.

The French facet are chasing their first ever Champions Cup trophy with head coach Ronan O’Gara hoping to fetch one over on his worn provincial opponents.

Leinster dangle named a elephantine XV of Eire internationals as James Ryan and Garry Ringrose are chosen having returned from harm in ultimate week’s Rainbow Cup defeat by Munster.

James Lowe and Jordan Larmour proceed on the wings having every scored tries of their quarter-closing victory over Exeter.

Ringrose’s return sees Rory O’Loughlin moved to the bench, with Ryan altering Scott Fardy at lock.

With applicable 10 senior appearances to his title, scrum-half of Rowan Osborne is called among the many many replacements with Ciaran Frawley offering breeze-half of conceal.

La Rochelle: Dulin; Leyds, Doumayrou, Botia, Rhule; West, Kerr-Barlow; Wardi, Bourgarit, Atonio, Sazy (capt), Skelton, Alldritt, Liebenberg, Vito.

Replacements: Bosch, Priso, Joly, Lavault, Gourdon, Retiere, Plisson, Aguillon.

Leinster: Keenan; Larmour, Ringrose, Henshaw, Lowe; R Byrne, McGrath (capt); Healy, R Kelleher, Furlong, Toner, Ryan, Ruddock, van der Flier, Conan.

Replacements: Tracy, E Byrne, Porter, Fardy, Baird, Osborne, Frawley, O’Loughlin.

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