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Leinster coach Cullen ready to recall Sexton for Celtic Park final

 

Johnny Sexton
Johnny Sexton

By Ruaidhri O'Connor

Johnny Sexton looks set to return to captain Leinster for the Guinness PRO14 final against Glasgow Warriors.

Having given his skipper a rest for the semi-final win over Munster, Leo Cullen is expected to name him at out-half for the Celtic Park clash, with Ross Byrne returning to the bench.

Scott Fardy will come in to the team for the injured Devin Toner, while Rob Kearney is fit again and likely to return to the full-back slot with Jordan Larmour moving to the right wing.

It remains to be seen if Sean O'Brien will get a farewell before his move to London Irish.

The Tullow Tank missed last week's game with a hip injury and was touch and go to make it this week.

With Josh van der Flier likely to keep his place after a superb performance against Munster, O'Brien could come on to the bench if fit.

Possible Leinster team to face Glasgow: R Kearney; J Larmour, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, J Lowe; J Sexton (capt), L McGrath; C Healy, S Cronin, T Furlong; S Fardy, J Ryan; R Ruddock, J van der Flier, J Conan.

Meanwhile, Wasps have announced Theo Vukasinovic as their ninth signing for next season.

The 22-year-old lock will switch to the Ricoh Arena this summer following his time with Championship side London Scottish.

The former London Irish Academy graduate featured 19 times for Scottish during their 2018-19 season.

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