Hugo Keenan ruled out of Leinster’s quarter-final clash with La Rochelle

Ciarán Frawley will start at fullback with Harry Byrne coming on to the replacements bench

Leinster have been dealt a late blow ahead of their Champions Cup quarter-final clash against La Rochelle after fullback Hugo Keenan was ruled out of the starting XV.

Ciarán Frawley starts at fullback with Harry Byrne coming into the replacements. Keenan had a hip injury and missed Ireland’s final Six Nations match against Scotland. He played last week against the Leicester Tigers but appears to have aggravated the problem.

Follow all today’s action on our live blog with kick-off at 4.30.

LEINSTER: Ciarán Frawley; Jordan Larmour, Robbie Henshaw, Jamie Osborne, James Lowe; Ross Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong; Joe McCarthy, Jason Jenkins; Ryan Baird, Will Connors, Caelan Doris (capt).


Replacements: Rónan Kelleher, Michael Milne, Michael Ala’alatoa, Ross Molony, Jack Conan, Luke McGrath, Harry Byrne, Josh van der Flier.

Stade Rochelais: Dillyn Leyds; Jack Nowell, UJ Seuteni, Jonathan Danty, Teddy Thomas; Antoine Hastoy, Tawera Kerr-Barlow; Louis Penverne, Tolu Latu, Uini Atonio; Ultan Dillane, Will Skelton; Judicael Cancoriet, Levani Botia, Grégory Alldritt (capt).

Replacements: Quentin Lespiaucq, Alexandre Kaddouri, Joel Sclavi, Thomas Lavault, Paul Boudehent, Yoan Tanga, Teddy Iribaren, Ihaia West.

Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU).

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