Caelan Doris returns in the starting XV for Leinster

Caelan Doris returns in the starting XV for Leinster

Caelan Doris is set to feature for the first time for Leinster since their 10-13 win over Munster in January. The Irish International has been selected at no.8 for Leinster's Rainbow Cup clash against Ulster on Friday. 

Luke McGrath will captain the side, with Jimmy O’Brien joining Caelan Doris in making his return from injury in the starting XV. O’Brien comes into the number 15 jersey, with Jordan Larmour on the right-wing and Dave Kearney on the left.


Robbie Henshaw makes his first appearance for Leinster since being named in the British and Irish Lions squad and partners Garry Ringrose in the midfield. 

McGrath captains the side at scrum half with Ross Byrne again outside him in the 10 jersey. In the pack, Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong start in the front row, with Ryan Baird and James Ryan in the second row behind them.

In the back row, Josh Murphy and Josh van der Flier are on the flanks with Doris named at No 8.


Leinster: Jimmy O’Brien, Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Dave Kearney, Ross Byrne, Luke McGrath (CAPT), Cian Healy, Seán Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Ryan Baird, James Ryan, Josh Murphy, Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris

Replacements: Rónan Kelleher, Michael Milne, Michael Bent, Devin Toner, Jack Conan, Cormac Foley, Rory O’Loughlin, Tommy O’Brien


Leinster v Ulster

At RDS Arena, Dublin, 8.15pm.  

Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 53rd competition game)

Assistant Referees: Chris Busby, Rob O'Sullivan (both IRFU)

TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)

Live on eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 1, Super Sport, ESPN+ (USA), pro14.tv.

Deferred: TG4 10:30pm

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