RaboDirect Pro12: Brian O’Driscoll set for Leinster swansong
RaboDirect Pro12: Brian O'Driscoll is set to call time on his decorated career against Ulster in final
Brian O’Driscoll is set to call time on his decorated Leinster career as coach Matt O’Connor made three changes to his team that beat Ulster to set up a final clash against Glasgow Warriors.
Mike Ross comes in for Martin Moore while Mike McCarthy returns from injury in place of Quinn Roux. The final change sees Zane Kirchner coming in for Dave Kearney who undergoes surgery on an ACL knee injury today.
Elsewhere it is as you were for O’Connor with full back Rob Kearney due to win his 150th cap for the province.
The teams have met twice this year with both sides winning at home. Glasgow won 12-6 back in September in Scotstoun, while Leinster won the return fixture 28-25 in March with tries from Rhys Ruddock, Noel Reid and Darragh Fanning.
Leinster: 15: Rob Kearney 14: Fergus McFadden 13: Brian O’Driscoll 12: Gordon D’Arcy 11: Zane Kirchner 10: Jimmy Gopperth 9: Eoin Reddan 1: Cian Healy 2: Sean Cronin 3: Mike Ross 4: Devin Toner 5: Mike McCarthy 6: Rhys Ruddock 7: Shane Jennings 8: Jamie Heaslip
Replacements: 16: Aaron Dundon 17: Jack McGrath 18: Martin Moore 19: Leo Cullen 20: Sean O’Brien 21: Isaac Boss 22: Ian Madigan 23: Darragh Fanning