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Ringrose And Henshaw Back Together At Last For Leinster's Trip To Exeter

Ringrose And Henshaw Back Together At Last For Leinster's Trip To Exeter

Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw are set to re-ignite their centre partnership this weekend for Leinster's crunch European Champions Cup trip to with Aviva Premiership Champions Exeter on Sunday,

Leinster are top of Pool C, with two bonus point victories, while Exeter sit in second place with two wins from two but without any bonus points.

Ringrose returned to action with Leinster last weekend in their 36-10 victory over victory over Treviso, managing to bag himself a try on his return.

Interestingly there is no place in the squad for new signing James Lowe, since Leinster would have had to remove either Jameson Gibson Park or Scott Fardy from their European squad in order to register the New Zealander to play but both Fardy and Nacewa are in the squad.

15. R Kearney; 14. F McFadden, 13. G Ringrose, 12. R Henshaw, 11. I Nacewa (capt); 10. J Sexton, 9. L McGrath;

1. C Healy, 2. S Cronin, 3. T Furlong, 4. D Toner, 5. S Fardy, 6. R Ruddock, 7. S O’Brien, 8. J Conan.

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The last time a Leinster team featured both Henshaw and Ringrose was in last years Guniness Pro 12 semifinal loss to Scarletts (15-27) at the RDS. Ringrose in particular will be looking to put a marker down following the November series which saw increased competition for the centre positions. Bundee Aki and Chris Farrell were particularly impressive in Ireland's victory over Argentina.

Leinster must guard against complacency this weekend, Exeter Chiefs are flying high in the Aviva Premiership, currently they are top of the tree, eight points clear of Gloucester in second place and having secured the Premiership title last year, Rob Baxter and his side have their eyes firmly set on European glory this season.

SEE ALSO: Reports: Munster Target Another Irish Full-Back To Replace Simon Zebo

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