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What Exeter's Hammering Of Montpellier Means For Leinster

What Exeter's Hammering Of Montpellier Means For Leinster
By Gavin Cooney
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Leinster's back-to-back victories over Exeter Chiefs have been given a further sheen this afternoon with the Chiefs' 41-10 evisceration of Montpellier. The Premiership side ran in seven tries, with the bonus point gained vital in offering them a shot at the quarter-finals. They now sit one point ahead of Montpellier in second place in the table, with a visit to Glasgow awaiting them next week. Montpellier, meanwhile, host Leinster in the final round.

The result makes Leinster's task ahead of tomorrow's visit of Glasgow straightforward: if they win, they qualify as group winners. And if they run in four tries and nick a bonus point, they should be assured of a home quarter-final.


Glasgow arrive in Dublin depleted: they are missing Finn Russell, Stuart Hogg, Zander Fagerson and Jonny Gray, while Leinster boast the likes of Sexton, Larmour, Furlong and Henshaw from the start. James Lowe and Scott Fardy also start, meaning that Jamison-Gibson Park falls foul of eligibility rules which state that a European squad may only contain two players from Australia and New Zealand.

The Leinster team in full:

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)

The game is live on Sky Sports Action, and is kicking off at 1pm.

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