Dan Leavy is back in the Leinster team for their Champions Cup clash with Bath tomorrow.

The Ireland flanker injured his neck in the build-up to the New Zealand game but has been passed fit and starts for Leo Cullen’s men at number 8 for just the third time.

Jordan Larmour has also earned a start after recovering sufficiently from a minor knee procedure.

The winger is one of 11 Ireland players that featured in the win over the All Blacks who are included in the starting XV for the Rec tie (3.15pm)

Having rested a number of frontline players for the facile Pro14 win over Dragons last week, Cullen has recalled Johnny Sexton at out-half and Rob Kearney at full-back.

Rhys Ruddock, who captained Ireland against Italy and the USA, will win his 150th Leinster cap at wing forward.

Cullen said that the fact that they face an away tie in Europe was a factor in picking such an experienced side.

"It is a balance," he said.

"Sometimes it comes down to the combinations, the different connections across the team are hugely important."

Number 8 Jack Conan (shoulder) and centre Rory O’Loughlin (knee) have also recovered to make the replacements bench.

Prop Ed Byrne is in line for a European debut off the bench. 

Leinster are second in Pool 1 on six points, two points behind Toulouse with Bath on four after a draw with Wasps  and a bonus-point defeat to the French side.

Bath have won just three games from nine in the Premiership.

Speaking about their opponents, where former team-mate and coaching colleague Girvan Dempsey is currently working, the head coach said: "They are a quality team, very well coached. Girvan knows us well and that’s always something for us to consider.

"There’s danger in that. We discussed that back in pre-season in terms of altering some of our calls so that when this day comes we’re not having to change a load of different things.

"It’s a great challenge away from home, there’s a huge amount at stake for us."

Leinster: Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Noel Reid, James Lowe, Johnny Sexton (captain), Luke McGrath; Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Devin Toner, James Ryan, Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, Dan Leavy.

Replacements: James Tracy, Ed Byrne, Andrew Porter, Ross Molony, Jack Conan, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Rory O'Loughlin.