Joe Tomane will make his first European start for Leinster as head coach Leo Cullen makes just one change for Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Toulouse (kick-off 4.15pm).

A quad injury picked up in the 52-3 demolition of Wasps last weekend means Rob Kearney will sit out the game at Stade Ernest Wallon, which means a rejig of the back line.

Jordan Larmour moves to full-back, with Tomane occupying the right-wing spot and James Lowe holding onto the 11 jersey after his scintillating performance against Wasps.


It’s as you were elsewhere in the backs with the same combinations selected by Cullen with Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose in the centre and Luke McGrath and captain Johnny Sexton in the half backs.

It is the same pack that started the game at the RDS.

Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong are again in the front row with Devin Toner and James Ryan behind them in the second row.

Rhys Ruddock – a late call up last week for Dan Leavy who injured himself in the warm-up ahead of Wasps – starts at blindside flanker, with Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan completing the pack.

Leinster: Jordan Larmour; Joe Tomane, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Jonathan Sexton (c), Luke McGrath; Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong; Devin Toner, James Ryan; Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.

Replacements: James Tracy, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Scott Fardy, Sean O'Brien, Nick McCarthy, Ross Byrne, Rory O'Loughlin.

Toulouse: Thomas Ramos; Cheslin Kolbe, Sofiane Guitoune, Romain Ntamack, Maxime Médard; Zack Holmes, Sébastien Bézy; Clément Castets, Julien Marchand, Charlie Faumuina; Florian Verhaeghe, Joe Tekori; Rynhardt Elstadt, Alban Placines, Selevasio Tolofua.

Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, David Faimafiliotama'ita'i Ainuu, Maks Van Dyk, Pierre Gayraud, Louis Madaule, Yoann Huget, Antoine Dupont, Arthur Bonneval

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