Nacewa to start for Leinster

Updated: Friday, 22 Mar 2013 12:12

Leinster welcome back some of their big guns for Saturday night’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Glasgow Warriors in the RDS.

The province are boosted by the return of several players who were unavailable during the recent Six Nations window including Isa Nacewa who lines out at full-back in a back three which also features Andrew Conway and David Kearney – who scored a brace of tries last time out against the Dragons.

Isaac Boss partners the league’s top points scorer and fellow Ireland international Ian Madigan (who has scored 127 points in 17 games to date) at half back, with the returning Gordon D’Arcy forming a midfield partnership with Eoin O’Malley.

Leo Cullen leads the team and partners Quinn Roux who makes his first senior appearance since the reverse fixture in November.

Shane Jennings is included in a strong home-grown back-row alongside Kevin McLaughlin and Jordi Murphy, with Heinke van der Merwe joining Ireland duo Sean Cronin and Michael Bent in the front row.

Leinster team to play Glasgow: Isa Nacewa, David Kearney, Eoin O’Malley, Gordon D’Arcy, Andrew Conway, Ian Madigan, Isaac Boss, Heinke van der Merwe, Sean Cronin, Michael Bent, Leo Cullen, Quinn Roux, Kevin McLaughlin, Shane Jennings, Jordi Murphy

Replacements: Aaron Dundon, Jack McGrath, Jamie Hagan, Devin Toner, Dominic Ryan, John Cooney, Brendan Macken, Fionn Carr