Ireland flanker Dan Leavy is set to make his first appearance of the season when Leinster host Edinburgh tomorrow.

The back row injured his sternum on the summer tour to Australia and subsequently had a shoulder problem but has proved his fitness to Leo Cullen and is on the bench for the Guinness Pro14 Conference B clash (7.35pm).

Captain Johnny Sexton leads the team on the occasion of his 150th cap for the province, with Luke McGrath in the number nine jersey. 

Fergus McFadden comes in at 14 and James Lowe starts on the opposite wing.

Leinster: Jordan Larmour, Fergus McFadden, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe,  Johnny Sexton (capt), Luke McGrath; Cian Healy, James Tracy, Michael Bent, Devin Toner, James Ryan, Max Deegan, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Seán Cronin, Peter Dooley, Tadhg Furlong, Mick Kearney, Dan Leavy, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Joe Tomane.

Back row Robin Copeland is set to make his Connacht debut as Andy Friend’s side take on Scarlets in the Sportsground on Saturday (5.15pm).

Copeland’s inclusion is one of six changes to the Connacht side that lost to Edinburgh last weekend.

Ireland centre Bundee Aki is also included in the starting XV having come off the bench in Murrayfield to make his first appearance of the season.

Head coach Andy Friend said: "We have been really impressed with Robin in the pre-season both on and off the field.

"His energy and maturity have been a big addition to the wider group.

"He played 40 minutes for the Eagles side last weekend and he came through that okay after a niggly injury, so he is good to go for Scarlets"

Connacht: Tiernan O’Halloran, Cian Kelleher, Tom Farrell, Bundee Aki, Matt Healy, Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion; Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham, Gavin Thornbury, Quinn Roux, Sean O’Brien, Jarrad Butler, Robin Copeland.

Replacements: Tom McCartney, Peter McCabe, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Ultan Dillane, Colby Fainga’a, Caolin Blade, Craig Ronaldson, Niyi Adeolokun.