Leinster have named a strong squad d for Sunday's mouth-watering Magners League clash with Munster at the RDS.
Recent signings South Africa prop CJ Van Der Linde and Australia utility forward Rocky Elsom have been included.
Sunday's game is unsurprisingly a sell-out already, given the rivalry that exists between the provinces and the fact that it is the meeting of the current Magners League and Heineken Cup champions.
Leinster squad: Backs (13) - Chris Whitaker, Chris Keane, Jonathan Sexton, Felipe Contepomi, Brian O'Driscoll, Gary Brown, Shane Horgan, Luke Fitzgerald, Fergus McFadden, Rob Kearney, Simon Keogh, Eoin O'Malley, Girvan Dempsey.
Forwards (19) - Cian Healy, Stephen Knoop, Ronan McCormack, Bernard Jackman, Brian Blaney, John Fogarty, CJ Van Der Linde, Stan Wright, Cameron Jowitt, Malcolm O'Kelly, Leo Cullen, Devin Toner, Rocky Elsom, Trevor Hogan, Stephen Keogh, Shane Jennings, Sean O'Brien, Kevin McLaughlin, Jamie Heaslip.
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