Jonny Sexton will be on the bench during Leinster’s URC semifinal match with Bulls

Johnny Sexton
Jonny Sexton was injured in the ankle during Leinster’s Champions Cup final loss to La Rochelle
Venue: RDS Arena in Dublin Date: Friday, 10 June Kick-off: 19:35 BST
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Jonny Sexton has been declared fit and will be on the bench against Leinster in Friday’s United Rugby Championship semifinal against the Bulls.

Leo Cullen made two changes to his team, Robbie Henshaw (returning to the starting roster) and Jack Conan (returning to the roster).

Henshaw takes over from Ciaran Frwley at the centre. Ryan Baird is in for Conan at the RDS arena.

Jake White, Bulls director for rugby, has chosen an unchanged line up for the visit of Dublin.

Leinster beat Glasgow 76-14 in their quarterfinals last weekend, while the Bulls won by beating Pretoria's Sharks 30-27.

Chris Smith's 84th minute drop-goal earned the Bulls a dramatic win at Loftus Versfeld. They also secured a place in semifinals.

Conan's return to Conan sees Caelan Dorian shift to the blindside and Josh van der Flier complete the back row.

Sexton's inclusion in the Champions Cup final loss by La Rochelle is a huge boost for the holders. The fly-half was passed fit and will now be able to play.

Leinster: O'Brien; Larmour, Ringrose, Henshaw, O'Loughlin; Byrne; Gibson-Park; Porter, Sheehan, Furlong, McCarthy, Ryan (capt), Doris, Van der Flier, Conan.

Replacements: Cronin, Healy, Ala'alatoa, Molony, Baird, McGrath, Sexton, Frawley.

Bulls: Moodie; Kriel; Hendricks, Vorster, Tambwe, Smith, Burger; Steenekamp, Grobbelaar, Smith, Steenkamp, Nortje, Coetzee (capt), Botha, Louw.

Replacements: Du Plessis, Matanzima, Hunt, Swanepoel, Steenkamp, Papier, Steyn, Arendse.

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