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Leinster’s Johnny Sexton is out with an injury
Leinster will be without Johnny Sexton while Aaron Cruden is out for Montpellier ahead of their Champions Cup clash, live on Sky Sports. Action.
Ross Byrne starts instead of the injured Johnny Sexton for Leinster who are boosted by the return of captain Isa Nacewa who has recovered from a calf injury to take his place in the centre.
Leinster vs Montpellier
October 14, 2017, 12:30pm
Otherwise, it’s the same back three that took to the field against Munster with Joey Carbery lining up at full back for the fifth time in seven games this season, with Adam Byrne making his fifth start this term on the right wing and Barry Daly selected on the left for his European debut.
Ross Byrne is in at fly-half for Leinster
On the bench Noel Reid has recovered from injury but is otherwise joined by the same replacements that made such an impact last week at the Aviva Stadium. Ross Molony is in line to make his 50th appearance for Leinster.
Montpellier also have their injury problems as former All Blacks fly-half Cruden is out injured.
Cruden sustained a thigh injury in training on Thursday to scupper his comeback from a previous rib problem.
The place of the 50-times capped New Zealander will be taken by 19-year-old Thomas Darmon.
Louis Picamoles is back to skipper Montpellier
No 8 Louis Picamoles is back to skipper the side after missing the last three Top 14 games because of his own thigh injury.
Leinster Rugby: 15 Joey Carbery; 14 Adam Byrne, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Isa Nacewa, 11 Barry Daly; 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Luke McGrath; 1 Jack McGrath, 2 James Tracy, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Devin Toner, 5 Scott Fardy, 6 Rhys Ruddock, 7 Josh van der Flier, 8 Jack Conan.
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Michael Bent, 19 Ross Molony, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Noel Reid, 23 Fergus McFadden.
Montpellier: 15 Jesse Mogg; 14 Benjamin Fall, 13 Joseph Tomane, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Nemani Nadolo; 10 Thomas Darmon, 9 Ruan Pienaar; 1 Mikheil Nariashvili, 2 Bismarck Du Plessis, 3 Antoine Guillamon, 4 Jacques Du Plessis, 5 Nicholaas Van Rensburg, 6 Kelian Galletier, 7 Yacouba Camara, 8 Louis Picamoles .
Replacements: 16 Romain Ruffenach, 17 Yvan Watremez, 18 Davit Kubriashvili, 19 Julien Delannoy, 20 Wiaan Liebenberg, 21 Benoit Paillaugue, 22 Timoci Nagusa, 23 Joffrey Michel.