Larmour And Luke McGrath To Start For Leinster In Champions Cup Final

Larmour And Luke McGrath To Start For Leinster In Champions Cup Final

Wicklow man Leo Cullen made history today as the first rugby player to win the European Champions Cup as both manager and player.

Scrum-half Luke McGrath returns to the starting 15 after recovering from an ankle injury.

When all hope looked lost, Nacewa kicked a penalty to equalise on 73 minutes, and two minutes from time Leinster took the lead for the first time in the entire final.

It will be Larmour's third start in six Champions Cup games this season, featuring in the back-three alongside the experienced Rob Kearney and skipper Nacewa, who is the tournament's top try scorer with seven so far.

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Leinster head into the game as favourites after a very convincing 38-16 victory over Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium last month, thanks to the work of several Irish Six Nations Grand Slam winners including Jonny Sexton, Cian Healy and Devin Toner. Devin Toner starts in the second row with James Ryan, Leinster's Young Player of the Year award recipient, beside him. Seán Cronin 3. Tadhg Furlong 4.

Rory O'Loughlin is also expected to be named among the replacements while a decision will be taken on Rhys Ruddock will be taken after training on Thursday.

Racing 92 meanwhile have as expected kept Dan Carter in reserve, where he is joined on the replacements bench by fellow former All Black Joe Rokocoko.

Leinster had to dig deep against a dogged Racing 92.

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