Leinster name side for 'last stand'

The Leinster team to face Ulster in 'The Last Stand' - the last game ever to be held in the old Lansdowne Road - on Sunday has been named.

There are three changes to the side that played Munster on Wednesday. Rob Kearney starts at full back in place of the injured Girvan Dempsey and forms a pacy looking back three alongside Shane Horgan and Denis Hickie.

Australian international Chris Whitaker partners Jonathan Sexton at half-back.

In the pack, Will Green starts in the front row alongside Ronan McCormack and Bernard Jackman.

Brian O'Driscoll captains the side and partners Gordon D'Arcy at centre, while Guy Easterby - who made his 50th appearance in his last outing for the province - is named on a strong looking bench alongside the likes of Felipe Contepomi, Reggie Corrigan and Kieran Lewis.

15: Rob Kearney
14: Shane Horgan
13: Brian O'Driscoll (C)
12: Gordon D'Arcy
11: Denis Hickie
10: Jonathan Sexton
9: Chris Whitaker

1: Ronan McCormack
2: Bernard Jackman
3: Will Green
4: Trevor Hogan
5: Malcolm O'Kelly
6: Stephen Keogh
7: Keith Gleeson
8: Jamie Heaslip


16: Reggie Corrigan
17: Harry Vermaas
18: Owen Finegan
19: Cameron Jowitt
20: Guy Easterby
21: Felipe Contepomi
22: Kieran Lewis