Jordan Larmour and James Lowe finally handed first Champions Cup starts for Leinster 1 week ago

Jordan Larmour and James Lowe finally handed first Champions Cup starts for Leinster

Jordan Larmour and James Lowe have been rewarded for their fine form with Leinster this season.

Leinster duo Jordan Larmour and James will make their first Champions Cup starts for the province against Glasgow Warriors on Sunday.

Leinster Academy back Larmour slots into fullback role as Isa Nacewa captains the side from the centre. He came off the bench in both Rounds 3 and 4 against Exeter but will be in the starting XV in the RDS this weekend.

There is also a European debut for recent arrival James Lowe. The Kiwi has really hit the ground running, scoring two tries in three games in the Guinness PRO14. He starts on the left wing against the Scottish club..

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Former Munster and Ireland centre James Downey was full of praise for Larmour on The Hard Yards. He believes the 22-year-old is in line for inclusion in Ireland's Six Nations because of what he brings to the table.

"He will be in that squad. Whether he is named in it or not, Jordan will be in there training and being around it. If you are going to go on form, absolutely. I'm sure Joe knows what his strengths and weaknesses are; 100%. It's a big step up, international rugby, but I'm sure he'll be ready for it."

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Jordan Larmour (12)
14. Fergus McFadden (162)
13. Robbie Henshaw (20)
12. Isa Nacewa (177) (CAPTAIN)
11. James Lowe (3)
10. Johnny Sexton (143)
9. Luke McGrath (86)
1. Jack McGrath (123)
2. Seán Cronin (143)
3. Tadhg Furlong (76)
4. Devin Toner (209)
5. Scott Fardy (12)
6. Jordi Murphy (97)
7. Josh van der Flier (58)
8. Jack Conan (65)

16. Bryan Byrne (20)
17. Cian Healy (182)
18. Andrew Porter (20)
19. James Ryan (8)
20. Dan Leavy (47)
21. Nick McCarthy (17)
22. Ross Byrne (39)
23. Rob Kearney (191)

Episode 46 of The Hard Yards rugby podcast features an interview with former Ulster & All Blacks star John Afoa, while Wasps centre Brendan Macken joins Andy and Pat to talk Champions Cup and Ireland.