LEINSTER'S LINEUP TO face Cardiff in the latest round of the United Rugby Championship was released on Friday.
Leo Cullen has made several changes to the side due because most of the high-profile stars have left to join Andy Farrell's Six Nations side.
Leinster will be without several key men that include the likes of Johnny Sexton, Tadgh Furlong, Hugo Keenan, Josh van Der Flier, and other players.
The game against Cardiff kicks off at 5.05pm and can be seen live on RTÉ2
Tickets for the game at the RDS Arena can be found HERE
Rhys Ruddock captains the side in Johnny Sexton's absence. The experienced campaigner starts in the back row alongside Scott Penny and Max Deegan
A back three of Chris Cosgrove at fullback and Max O'Reilly and Davy Kearney start on the wings.
The midfield paring of Liam Turner and Ben Brownlee, who makes his first start for Leinster start in the centre
Harry Byrne and Luke McGrath start at 10 and 9.
The front row looks like Michael Milne, John McKee, and Michael Ala’alatoa
Behind them in the engine room Ross Maloney and Brian Deeney start in the second row
Fullback: 15.Chris Cosgrave
Winger: 14. Max O’Reilly
Centres 13. Liam Turner 12. Ben Brownlee
Winger: 11. Dave Kearney
Out half: 10 Harry Byrne , Scrum half 9. Luke McGrath
Front row:1. Michael Milne 2. John McKee 3. Michael Ala’alatoa
Second row: 4. Ross Molony 5. Brian Deeny
Back row: 6. Rhys Ruddock CAPTAIN 7. Scott Penny 8. Max Deegan
Replacements:16. Tadgh McElroy, 17. Marcus Hanan, 18. Thomas Clarkson, 19. James Culhane, 20. Will Connors , 21. Nick McCarthy , 22. Charlie Tector , 23. Aitzol King
📥 𝐓𝐡𝐞 #𝐋𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐑𝐮𝐠𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧!
Here is the team that Leo Cullen has selected for tomorrow's #BKTURC clash with @Cardiff_Rugby #LEIvCAR #FromTheGroundUp pic.twitter.com/PFXeS9oqXf
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) January 27, 2023
Fullback: 15.Rhys Priestland
Winger: 14. Owen Lane
Centres 13.Rey Lee-Lo, 12. Ben Thomas
Winger: 11.Jason Harries
Out half: 10 Jarrod Evans, , Scrum half 9. Lloyd Williams
Front row:1. Brad Thyer, 2. Kirby Myhill, 3. Keiron Assiratti,
Second row: 4.Lopeti Timani, 5. Seb Davies
Back row: 6. Josh Turnbull (capt.), James Botham, James Ratti
Replacements:16. Kristian Dacey, 17. Corey Domachowski, 18. Will Davies-King, 19. Rory Thornton, 20. Shane Lewis-Hughes, 21. Ellis Bevan, 22. Aled Summerhill, 23. Matthew Morgan
🔴⚫️ Y TÎM | LINE UP
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🏟️ RDS Arena
📅 Saturday, Jan 28 (KO 5.05pm GMT)
📺 RTE & S4C
6️⃣ CHANGES and Lloyd Williams draws level with the great @ffilise#YmlaenCaerdydd
— Cardiff Rugby (@Cardiff_Rugby) January 27, 2023