Final Four Team Announcement: Leinster v Vodacom Bulls

The teams for Final Four United Rugby Championship fixture between Leinster Rugby and Vodacom Bulls have been named with all details of match officials and broadcast information below.

TEAM NEWS HEADLINES

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• Robbie Henshaw and Jack Conan returning to Leinster’s starting XV with Johnny Sexton named on the bench
• The Vodacom Bulls have made no changes to their starting XV from last week’s Final Eight fixture. Bismarck du Plessis and WJ Steenkamp are new additions to the bench.
Final Four – Friday, June 10

Leinster v Vodacom Bulls
RDS Arena, Dublin – KO 19.35 IRE & UK / 20.35 ITA & SA
Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR, 24th league game)
AR 1: Craig Evans (WRU) AR 2: Gianluca Gnecchi (FIR)
TMO: Matteo Lipperini (FIR)
Live on: TG4, Premier Sports, SuperSport & URC TV
Leinster: Jimmy O’Brien; Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose; Robbie Henshaw, Rory O’Loughlin, Ross Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong, Joe McCarthy, James Ryan (Capt), Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.
Replacements: Seán Cronin, Cian Healy, Michael Ala’alatoa, Ross Molony, Ryan Baird, Luke McGrath, Johnny Sexton, Ciarán Frawley.
Vodacom Bulls: Canan Moodie, David Kriel, Cornal Hendricks, Harold Vorster, Madosh Tambwe, Chris Smith, Zak Burger; Gerhard Steenekamp, Johan Grobbelaar, Mornay Smith, Walt Steenkamp, Ruan Nortje, Marcell Coetzee, Arno Botha, Elrigh Louw.
Replacements: Bismarck du Plessis, Simphiwe Matanzima, Robert Hunt, Janko Swanepoel, WJ Steenkamp; Embrose Papier, Morne Steyn, Kurt-Lee Arendse.

Vodacom Bulls director of rugby, Jake White: “Leinster is a phenomenal side that is very well-coached and is full if international players. You look at their bench and they have players who have more caps for the club than the entire Vodacom Bulls team combined. So we are definitely up against a quality side and it will be a great challenge at the RDS Arena.”

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