Leinster name side for Stade Francais clash

Leinster name side for Stade Francais clash

The Leinster lineup for the Investec Champions Cup clash against Stade Francais in Pool 4 at Aviva Stadium has been announced by Head Coach Leo Cullen.

Garry Ringrose captains the team and starts alongside Robbie Henshaw in midfield.

Hugo Keenan gets the nod at full-back, with Jordan Larmour and Lowe named on the wings. Ciarán Frawley and Jamison Gibson-Park complete the backline.

Tadgh Furlong joins Andrew Porter and Dan Sheehan in an experienced front row. Joe McCarthy and Jason Jenkins start in the engine room.

Ryan Baird, Josh van der Flier and Caelan Doris complete the back-row

Luke McGrath is poised to achieve his 200th cap off the bench.

Speaking ahead of the game, senior coach Jacques Nienaber said the Parisians will prove to be a tough test.

“They’re a big side who live off good forward momentum. They can be quite dynamic, too!. We will have to be smart in how we approach them. They’re not third in the Top 14 for nothing.”

The game will be live on RTÉ2, TNT Sports 3 and RTÉ Radio 1). Tickets for the game are still available here.

Kick-off is at 5.30pm

Starting Lineup:


1. Andrew Porter (Prop) 2. Dan Sheehan (Hooker) 3. Tadhg Furlong (Prop)

4. Joe McCarthy (Lock) 5. Jason Jenkins (Lock)

6. Ryan Baird (Flanker) 7. Josh van der Flier (Flanker) 8. Caelan Doris (Number 8)


9. Jamison Gibson-Park (Scrum-half) 10. Ciarán Frawley (Fly-half)

11. James Lowe (Wing) 14. Jordan Larmour (Wing) 15. Hugo Keenan (Full-back)

12. Robbie Henshaw (Centre) 13. Garry Ringrose (centre): Captain

Replacements: 16. Rónan Kelleher (Hooker) 17. Cian Healy (Prop) 18. Michael Ala’alatoa (Prop) 19. James Ryan (Lock) 20 Jack Conan (Flanker) 21 Luke McGrath (Scrum-half) 22. Sam Prendergast (Utility Back) 23. Tommy O’Brien (Utility Back)

Referee: Christophe Ridley (RFU)