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Published: 13:46 | 14/4/16

Fit again Kearney returns for Leinster


Rob Kearney returns to the Leinster XV for Friday's Guinness PRO12 clash against Edinburgh at the RDS.

Kearney has not featured for Leinster since the Champions cup match away to Wasps on January 23 due to injury, but he has been passed fit and will start at full-back for the visit of Edinburgh.

Luke Fitzgerald starts on the left wing, with Fergus McFadden taking his place on the right wing as Ben Te'o and Noel Reid team up in the centre. Luke McGrath and Ian Madigan are named in the half-back line.

There is a new look front row as Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss and Mike Ross get the nod, while Ross Molony starts in the second row with Mick Kearney.

The back row sees Rhys Ruddock start alongside Josh van der Flier and Jordi Murphy.

Leinster (XV v Edinburgh): R Kearney; F McFadden, B Te'o, N Reid, L Fitzgerald; I Madigan, L McGrath; C Healy, R Strauss, M Ross, R Molony, M Kearney, R Ruddock, J van der Flier, J Murphy.

Replacements: S Cronin, P Dooley, T Furlong, D Toner, D Ryan, E Reddan, C Marsh, D Kearney.


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