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Leinster name team for Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final with Sexton and Madigan paired

Updated: Friday, 26 Apr 2013 12:26 | Comments

Leo Cullen will be part of the Leinster team to play Biarritz
Leo Cullen will be part of the Leinster team to play Biarritz

Leinster have named their team to face Biarritz in Saturday's Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final in the RDS.

Jonathan Sexton will be deployed at number 10 with Ian Madigan at 12. 

Gordon D’Arcy is ruled out due to a calf strain but it is hoped that the Wexford man will fully recover in time for the visit of Ospreys next weekend.

The back-row unit sees Jamie Heaslip partnering fellow Ireland internationals Shane Jennings and Kevin McLaughlin.

Cian Healy and Mike Ross form the front row alongside hooker Richardt Strauss.

Leinster team: Rob Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Brian O’Driscoll, Ian Madigan, Isa Nacewa, Jonathan Sexton, Isaac Boss

Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss, Mike Ross, Leo Cullen, Devin Toner, Kevin McLaughlin, Shane Jennings, Jamie Heaslip

Replacements: Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Jamie Hagan, Quinn Roux, Rhys Ruddock, John Cooney, Andrew Goodman, Andrew Conway

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