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Irish Mirror
Mark Donlon

Leinster v Gloucester kick-off time, TV and stream information, date, team news, betting odds and more

Leinster welcome Gloucester to the RDS on Friday night as Leo Cullen's men look to make it two wins from two in the Champions Cup.

After a trip to France to take on Racing 92 ended in a bonus point victory for Leinster, they are now looking to back that up with a first home win in this year's competition.

Their opponents Gloucester had a win themselves in their opening fixture as they saw off Bordeaux at home.

However, Leinster still look the most likely to go on and grab the win.

They will be encouraged by the fact that both Johnny Sexton and Tadhg Furlong increased their training loads on their way back from injuries at the latter end of last week.

While it may be the case that they are further rested and not started this weekend, it is still a huge boost for Cullen's side coming into the busy festive period.

Here is all you need to know ahead of the game.

When does the game take place?

This game gets underway on Friday, December 16.

Where does the game take place?

This game takes place at the RDS.

What time is kick off?

Kick off is at 8pm.

What TV channel can I watch it on?

The game will be shown live on RTE 2 from 7.30pm and BT Sport 1 (7.15pm). You can also stream the action live on the RTE Player and BT Sport Player.

Team news

Sexton and Furlong will be game time decisions for Leo Cullen, while in other positive injury news Charlie Ngatai came through the game against Racing unharmed on his return from a shoulder injury.

On the flip side, Robbie Henshaw (wrist), Martin Moloney (knee), Ciarán Frawley (knee), Will Connors (bicep), James Tracy (neck), Charlie Ryan (knee) and Tommy O’Brien (knee) all remain out.

Betting odds

Leinster - 1/40

Gloucester - 17/1

Draw - 50/1

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