Nonu starts for Toulon against Leinster

Ma'a Nonu (File)
Ma'a Nonu (File)

Paris - New Zealand Rugby World Cup-winning centre Ma'a Nonu will start his first European Champions Cup match against Leinster for Toulon on Sunday.

The 33-year-old made his debut for the European champions in last weekend's French Top 14 53-23 win over Agen.

Nonu, who earned 103 All Blacks caps before leaving his homeland for Europe, will partner France international Mathieu Bastareaud in the midfield against the Irish province, who like Toulon have won the competition three times.

Australia's Matt Giteau will take the No 10 jersey while South Africa wing Bryan Habana comes back into the side at the expense of Wallaby James O'Connor.

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