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Leinster's Gordon D'Arcy back for Wasps encounter

Updated: Thursday, 04 Apr 2013 13:47 | Comments

Gordon D'Arcy will start for Leinster against Wasps
Gordon D'Arcy will start for Leinster against Wasps

Gordon D'Arcy is included in the Leinster team to face London Wasps in Friday night's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final.

Dave Kearney will make his 50th Leinster appearance and he is named in a backline which features Gordon D'Arcy who has recovered from illness to take his place in the starting XV.

Wexford man D'Arcy is joined by fellow ex-Clongowes Wood College SJ man Fergus McFadden who has recovered from injury to take his place in the midfield, with Ian Madigan set to make his 75th appearance.

Rob Kearney starts at full-back with Isa Nacewa named on the left wing for the province's inaugural Challenge Cup encounter.

Up front, Devin Toner partners skipper Leo Cullen at lock, with Kevin McLaughlin set to make his 90th appearance for the province. The returning Sean O'Brien and Jamie Heaslip complete the back row.

Ireland duo Sean Cronin and Shane Jennings are named amongst the replacements.

Leinster XV to play London Wasps: Rob Kearney, Dave Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Gordon D'Arcy, Isa Nacewa, Ian Madigan, Isaac Boss, Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss, Mike Ross, Leo Cullen, Devin Toner, Kevin McLaughlin, Sean O'Brien, Jamie Heaslip

Replacements: Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Jamie Hagan, Quinn Roux, Shane Jennings, John Cooney, Andrew Goodman

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