Nacewa fit to captain Leinster in his last game before retirement

ISA NACEWA HAS ACTUALLY again defied a bothersome calf problem to show his fitness in time for Saturday's Guinness Pro14 last against Scarlets, with the 35-year-old to play the final video game of an illustrious profession in front of a sold-out Aviva Stadium.Nacewa lasted simply 40

minutes of recently's semi-final win over Munster at the RDS but he will pull on the blue jersey for the final time tomorrow evening [KO 6pm, Sky Sports/TG4] as the eastern province quote to complete an outstanding season with a historic Pro14-Champions Cup double. Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa both start for Leinster. Source: Patrick O'Connor/ INPHO Nacewa partners Garry Ringrose in the Leinster midfield once again with Rob Kearney and Johnny Sexton likewise returning

to the back line, with James Lowe retained on the left wing after his man-of-the-match performance versus Munster.In the pack, it's the very same front five that started the Champions Cup last, while Dan Leavy is back from injury to begin at openside in

a back row containing Rhys Ruddock and Jack Conan.The presence of Nacewa in the side is a big boost for Leinster, particularly with Robbie Henshaw sidelined through injury, as the legendary back aims to include another significant title to his collection prior to bowing out of the expert game.Nacewa's Leinster profession started with a 16-16 away draw with Cardiff Blues in September 2008 and throughout 2 spells with the province, the Auckland native has actually won 184 caps, scored 47 tries and been part

of four European Cup winning sides.The Leinster captain put in big shifts throughout the Champions Cup knockout rounds and then picked up a knock in the attritional last defeat of Racing 92 at the start of this month, which required him off at half-time last week.Sexton, Kearney and Leavy all sat out the inter-pro win over Munster however have actually been able to train this week and return as part of 4 modifications Cullen has made to his starting XV for the last video game of the season.Kearney. replaces Joey Carbery at fullback, Sexton comes in for Ross Byrne in the pivot position and Jordi Murphy drops to the bench in location of Leavy, with Ruddock chosen to Scott Fardy in the number six shirt.< img src="http://img2.thejournal.ie/inline/4034059/original/?width=630&version=4034059"

alt="Rob Kearney" > Rob Kearney is back as one of four modifications. Source: James Crombie/INPHO The other change sees Cian Healy come back in for Jack McGrath, who is named on the replacements bench alongside Carbery, Fardy, Murphy, Andrew Porter, James TracyRob Kearney, Nick McCarthy and Rory O'Loughlin. No side has ever won the double but Leinster, on the back of a fourth European star, go into tomorrow's final-- which is a repeat of last month's Champions Cup semi-final-- as 11-point favourites.Scarlets, meanwhile, are bidding to win back-to-back titles after raising the Pro12 last year

with triumph over Munster in Dublin. Leinster:15. Rob Kearney 14. Jordan Larmour 13. Garry Ringrose 12. Isa Nacewa(captain )11. James Lowe 10. Johnny Sexton 9. Luke McGrath 1. Cian Healy 2. Sean Cronin 3.

Tadhg Furlong 4. Devin Toner 5. James Ryan 6. Rhys Ruddock 7. Dan Leavy 8. Jack Conan Replacements:16. James Tracy 17. Jack McGrath 18.

Andrew Porter 19

. Scott Fardy 20. Jordi Murphy 21. Nick McCarthy 22
. Joey Carbery 23. Rory O'Loughlin. The42 is on
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