Ireland Six Nations winners start for Leinster against Bath
Matt O’Connor makes nine changes to side which drew with Glasgow for Champions Cup clash
Jamie Heaslip captains Leinster in their Champions Cup quarter-final against Bath at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho
Leinster welcome back all of their Ireland Six Nations winners as Matt O’Connor makes nine changes from the side which drew with Glasgow for Saturday’s European Champions Cup clash with Bath at the Aviva Stadium.
Bath also welcome back their international cohort with George Ford, Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson starting, however Sam Burgess has to settle for a place on the bench.
Leinster: Rob Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Ben Te’o, Ian Madigan, Luke Fitzgerald, Jimmy Gopperth, Isaac Boss, Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, Mike Ross, Devin Toner, Mike McCarthy, Jordi Murphy, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip
Bath: Anthony Watson, Horacio Agulla, Jonathan Joseph, Kyle Eastmond, Matt Banahan, George Ford, Micky Young, Paul James, Rob Webber, Kane Palma-Newport, Stuart Hooper, Dave Attwood, Carl Fearns, Francois Louw, Leroy Houston
Replacements: Ross Batty, Nick Auterac, Max Lahiff, Matt Garvey, Alafoti Faosiliva, Peter Stringer, Sam Burgess, Tom Homer