Leinster have named the same starting XV that beat Bath for their Champions Cup semi-final against Toulon in Marseille on Sunday (3.15pm).

That means Matt O’Connor makes 12 changes to the side beaten by Dragons in the Pro12 last weekend, but there is only one change to the match-day 23 that accounted for Bath in the quarter-finals .

Ben Marshall comes in for Tom Denton on the bench. 

Jamie Heaslip captains the side from the base of the scrum in his 199th game for Leinster.

Only four other players - Gordon D'Arcy, Leo Cullen, Shane Jennings and Shane Horgan - have played more times for Leinster than the Trinity number eight who made his debut in March 2005. 

Leinster: Rob Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Ben Te'o, Ian Madigan, Luke Fitzgerald, Jimmy Gopperth, Isaac Boss; Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, Mike Ross, Devin Toner, Mike McCarthy, Jordi Murphy, Sean O'Brien, Jamie Heaslip (Capt). 

Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Jack McGrath, Marty Moore, Ben Marshall, Dominic Ryan, Eoin Reddan, Gordon D'Arcy, Zane Kirchner. 

Toulon: Halfpenny, D Armitage, Bastareaud, Giteau, Habana, Michalak, Tillous-Borde; Chiocci, Guirado, Hayman, Botha, Williams, JSmith, Fernandez Lobbe, Masoe.

Replacements: Orioli, Menini, Chilachava, S Armitage, Mitchell, Wulf, Claassens, Suta.

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