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Confirmed: Robbie Henshaw returns for Leinster's Champions Cup semi-final

Independent.ie logo Independent.ie 20/04/2018 Max Ryan
Robbie Henshaw of Leinster © Provided by Irish Independent Robbie Henshaw of Leinster

Leinster have named their team for this weekend's Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets.

Robbie Henshaw returns for his first game since since Montpellier away in January.

As reported in today's Irish Independent, Luke McGrath has not recovered from his ankle issue in time to play.

Robbie Henshaw (Leinster) warming up (Photo by Paul Walsh/Action Plus via Getty Images) © Getty Robbie Henshaw (Leinster) warming up (Photo by Paul Walsh/Action Plus via Getty Images)

James Lowe misses out on the biggest game of the province's season due to the competition rules on non-European players with Scott Fardy and Jamison Gibson-Park are both named to start.

The return of Henshaw to the midfield allows Isa Nacewa to shift out to the wing in Lowe's place, with the Ireland star back ahead of schedule after suffering a serious shoulder injury against Italy in the Six Nations.

Leinster (v Scarlets, Saturday, Aviva 3.30):  15. Rob Kearney, 14. Fergus McFadden, 13. Garry Ringrose, 12. Robbie Henshaw, 11. Isa Nacewa, 10. Johnny Sexton, 9. Jamison Gibson-Park, 1. Cian Healy, 2. Seán Cronin, 3. Tadhg Furlong, 4. Devin Toner, 5. James Ryan, 6. Scott Fardy, 7. Dan Leavy, 8. Jordi Murphy (103)

Replacements: 16. James Tracy, 17. Jack McGrath, 18. Andrew Porter, 19. Ross Molony, 20. Jack Conan, 21. Nick McCarthy, 22. Joey Carbery, 23. Jordan Larmour

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