Published: 13:58 | 9/10/20

Henshaw returns for Leinster


Robbie Henshaw returns to the Leinster team to face Benetton in Treviso on Saturday. The game is LIVE on eir sport 1 from 5pm.

It is the former Connacht man's first appearance of the new campaign. He will renew his centre partnership with Garry Ringrose.

Ringrose will captain the side as Jonathan Sexton continues his recovery from the slight hamstring injury sustained in the 35-5 opening round win over Dragons last weekend.

Ross Byrne deputises for Sexton, with Jamison Gibson-Park again named as starting scrum-half.

The back three are the same as started last week with Hugo Keenan at full-back and Jordan Larmour and James Lowe on the right and left wings respectively.

Ed Byrne, James Tracy and Michael Bent start up front, with Ryan Baird and James Ryan in the second row.

Jack Conan, Caelan Doris and Will Connors start in the back row.

Leinster: Hugo Keenan, Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe, Ross Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ed Byrne, James Tracy, Michael Bent, Ryan Baird, James Ryan, Caelan Doris, Will Connors, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Seán Cronin, Cian Healy, Tom Clarkson, Ross Molony, Rhys Ruddock, Luke McGrath, Harry Byrne, Jimmy O'Brien.

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