European Rugby Champions Cup final 2018: Start time, Tv Channel

Champions Cup final: Leinster v Racing 92
Venue: San Mames Stadium, Bilbao Date: Saturday, 12 May Kick-off: 16:45 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on Radio 5 live and online, plus live text coverage on BBC Sport website and app

All Blacks great Dan Carter is on the bench for Racing 92 with South Africa’s Pat Lambie starting at fly-half in the Champions Cup final in Bilbao.

Former Munster lock Donnacha Ryan is part of the French side’s pack.

Jordan Larmour, the 20-year-old wing whose breakthrough season also featured three caps in Ireland’s Grand Slam win, replaces the injured Fergus McFadden, with Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

The Leinster pack is unchanged from the semi-final victory over the Scarlets.

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Leinster are captained by Isa Nacewa in his final European game for the province before he retires at the end of the season.

Centre Robbie Henshaw partners Garry Ringrose in midfield having earlier recovered from a dislocated shoulder.

While Ireland stand-off Johnny Sexton starts at 10 for Leinster, Carter has fallen down the pecking order at his Parisian side.

The 36-year-old, who has agreed a move to Japanese side Kobe Steelers when his three-year contract expires at the end of the season, is joined on the bench by compatriot Joe Rokocoko.

Racing are without scrum-half and first-choice place-kicker Maxime Machenaud, with Teddy Iribaren stepping in at nine.

Lancaster wary of Racing’s individual ability

Racing delivered a devastating first-half performance in the semi-finals which gave them a 21-point half-time lead in an eventual 27-22 victory over Munster.

Wing Teddy Thomas scored two tries in that early blitz before passing up the chance of a hat-trick, gifting Machenaud a score with a pass in the in-goal area.

With sevens convert Virimi Vakatawa at outside centre, Racing pose a significant threat out wide and Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster is wary of their individual ability.

“I think they’re a side that has come to their peak at the end of the season,” he said.

“The depth of their squad is phenomenal. Any team that can leave Dan Carter on the bench is a serious threat. They’ve got threats all over the park.”

Leinster are aiming for a record-equalling fourth elite European title, while Racing 92, who lost to Saracens in the 2016 final, are hoping to land their first.

Leinster: Kearney; Larmour, Ringrose, Henshaw, Nacewa; Sexton, L. McGrath; Healy, Cronin, Furlong, Toner, Ryan, Fardy, Leavy, Murphy

Replacements: Tracy, J.McGrath, Porter, Ruddock, Conan, Gibson-Park, Carbery, O’Loughlin

Racing 92: Dupichot; Thomas, Vakatawa, Chavancy, Andreu; Lambie, Iribaren; Ben Arous, Chat, Gomes Sa, Ryan, Nakarawa, Lauret, Le Roux, Nyanga