Henshaw Returns As Blues Await Scarlets Fever!

Ruben Hill
April 21, 2018

Chose to omit James Lowe from their starting line-up for tomorrow's Champions Cup semi-final clash with Scarlets (kick-off 15.30, Sky Sports) at the Aviva Stadium. The Irish worldwide have recovered from a shoulder injury to start tomorrow's European semi-final.

Isa Nacewa, one of four Leinster players nominated for the European Player of the Year honour, shuffles across to the left wing berth, joining Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden in an experienced back-three, while Jonathan Sexton will captain the province from half-back alongside Gibson-Park.

In the halfbacks Luke McGrath's injury means Jamison Gibson-Park takes the number nine jersey - with James Lowe missing out altogether - while Johnny Sexton steers the ship from 10.

Henshaw joins Garry Ringrose in the Leinster centre as Isa Nacewa moves to the wing for tomorrow's game against Welsh outfit Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium.

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

There is another injury return among the replacements where Jack Conan has ousted Max Deegan as back row cover after recovering from a knee injury. Fergus McFadden (168) 13. The Athlone man teams up with Garry Ringrose to renew the midfield combination that worked so well against Exeter Chiefs in the December double header. Robbie Henshaw (22) 11. Jamison Gibson-Park (48) 1. Tadhg Furlong (80) 4. James Ryan (11) 6. Dan Leavy (51) 8. Andrew Porter (25) 19. Ross Molony 20. Jack Conan 21.

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