No Johnny Sexton or Rob Kearney in Leinster XV to play Ulster 8 months ago

No Johnny Sexton or Rob Kearney in Leinster XV to play Ulster

Leinster will be without Johnny Sexton for their Champions Cup quarter-final with Ulster on Saturday.

Sexton is believed to be carrying an injury while Jordan Larmour has been preferred to Rob Kearney at full-back with the 33-year-old set to start from the bench.

Meanwhile Rhys Ruddock captains the side from blindside flanker in a backrow that includes Sean O'Brien and Jack Conan with Dan Leavy set to start from the bench.

Ross Byrne will start in place of Sexton and will partner Luke McGrath in the halves while Rory O'Loughlin will line up alongside Garry Ringrose in the centres.

Elsewhere Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong will pack down either side of Sean Cronin in what is a full-strength front-row while James Ryan will partner former Wallabies captain Scott Fardy in the second-row.

Meanwhile for Ulster Iain Henderson has been cleared to play and will partner Kieran Treadwell in the second-row while Ireland internationals Rory Best, Marty Moore, Jordi Murphy, John Cooney, Jacob Stockdale, Stuart McCloskey and Darren Cave have also been included.