Sean Cronin set to make his 100th Leinster appearance this weekend

Leinster face Munster on Sunday in Limerick

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Sean Cronin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Hooker Sean Cronin will make his 100th appearance for Leinster against his home province on Sunday.

The Limerick man made two appearances for Munster before moving to Connacht where he made 65 appearances before moving to Leinster and making his debut in October 2011 against Edinburgh. He has scored 15 tries in his 99 appearances to date for Leinster.

Nick McCarthy is in line to make his first league appearance for Leinster having come off the bench for his full debut in last weekend's Champions Cup game against Toulon. Zane Kirchner starts at full back with Fergus McFadden recovering from a calf strain to take his place on the right wing and Isa Nacewa as captain from the left.

Luke Fitzgerald partners Garry Ringrose in the centre for the first time with Ringrose making only his second start in the 13 jersey. The young Academy centre was selected to play against the Scarlets in Round 7 but due to an early injury to Rob Keareny in that game he was moved out to the wing to accomodate Ben Te'o who came off the bench.

In the half backs Ian Madigan starts at 10 with Eoin Reddan getting the nod at scrumhalf.

Leinster team to face Munster:

(15-9): Zane Kirchner, Fergus McFadden, Garry Ringrose, Luke Fitzgerald, Isa Nacewa (Capt), Ian Madigan,Eoin Reddan.

(1-8): Jack McGrath, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Devin Toner, Tom Denton, Dominic Ryan, Sean O'Brien, Jamie Heaslip.

Replacements (16-23): James Tracy, Cian Healy, Marty Moore, Ross Molony, Josh van der Flier, Nick McCarthy, Cathal Marsh, Dave Kearney.