Van Der Linde and Elsom confirmed starters for Leinster

The Leinster team to face Munster in Sunday’s sell-out Magners League clash at the RDS (KO: 7pm) has been named. Summer signings CJ Van Der Linde and Rocky Elsom will both make their debuts in Sunday’s Interprovincial derby.


Skipper Leo Cullen partners Malcolm O’Kelly in the second row with Elsom lining up in the back-row alongside Shane Jennings and Jamie Heaslip.


In the backline, Chris Whitaker partners Jonathan Sexton at half-back with Shane Horgan starting on the right wing, Luke Fitzgerald on the left and Girvan Dempsey at full-back.


Leinster:


15: Girvan Dempsey, 14: Shane Horgan, 13: Brian O’Driscoll, 12: Felipe Contepomi , 11: Luke Fitzgerald, 10: Jonathan Sexton
9: Chris Whitaker,1: Ronan McCormack, 2: Bernard Jackman, 3: CJ Van Der Linde, 4: Leo Cullen (C), 5: Malcolm O’Kelly, 6: Rocky Elsom, 7: Shane Jennings, 8: Jamie Heaslip


Replacements:16: Stan Wright, 17: John Fogarty, 18: Trevor Hogan, 19: Cameron Jowitt,, 20: Sean O’Brien, 21: Chris Keane,
22: Rob Kearney


Referee: Simon McDowell (IRFU),
Ass.Referee : Colin Stanley (IRFU), David Wilkinson (IRFU),
4th Official: John Carvill (ARLB),
5th Official: John Montayne (ARLB),
TMO: Marshall Kilgore (IRFU)

 

TheCelticLeague.com

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