Leinster take on Wasps at home in the RDS in the first of this season’s European Champions Cup games.

Gibson-Park is cut to allow Fardy and Lowe to take part. Given Lowe’s recent try-scoring shows, it was not too big a surprise to see him take his place.

Jamison will be missed if this goes to the wire. He is great at closing games out.

Cian Healy 1 Zhvania
Seán Cronin 2 Taylor
Tadhg Furlong 3 Brookes
Devin Toner 4 Rowlands
James Ryan 5 Gaskell
Dan Leavy 6 Shields
Josh van der Flier 7 Young
Jack Conan 8 Carr
Luke McGrath 9 Simpson
Johnny Sexton 10 Sopoaga
James Lowe 11 Daly (c)
Robbie Henshaw 12 Le Bourgeois
Garry Ringrose 13 De Jongh
Jordan Larmour 14 Bassett
Rob Kearney 15 Le Roux
Replacements
James Tracy 16 Cruse
Jack McGrath 17 Harris
Andrew Porter 18 Stuart
Scott Fardy 19 Myall
Seán O’Brien 20 Johnson
Nick McCarthy 21 Hampson
Ross Byrne 22 Searle
Joe Tomane 23 Miller

The bookies do not seem to think that Leinster will have much difficulty seeing off the challenge. The handicap spread is 17 points.

If Lowe and company get the ball in the backline, and the conditions don’t cause too many issues, the first try should come from the backs.

It’s been a blustery, showery day in Dublin as storm Callum passed over, but the weather seems to be calming down somewhat. Gentle breezes from the southwest and not much more rain this evening.

I’m picking Josh van der Flier to pick up where he left off a few weeks ago and to emerge man of the match. I hope he gets the first try, a nice bet at 16/1.