Unbeaten in the Championship to date, Murphy’s side are chasing a memorable Grand Slam success in Cork for the second consecutive year and come into the game on the back of a record victory in Scotland last weekend.
Five Leinster players are in the pack, with a further five in the back line. Gus McCarthy captains the team from the front row, with George Hadden and Paddy McCarthy also named to start. Diarmuid Mangan (pictured) and the ever-present Conor O’Tighearnaigh are in the engine room, with James McNabney, Ruadhan Quinn and Brian Gleeson continuing in the back row.
Fintan Gunne and Sam Prendergast once again start at scrum-half and out-half respectively, with John Devine and Hugh Cooney in midfield. The back three of Henry McErlean, James Nicholson and Hugh Gavin complete the starting XV.
There are four Leinster players named in the replacements, with George Morris, Liam Molony, Oscar Cawley and Andrew Osborne all set to feature.
The match is live on Virgin Media Two.
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15. Henry McErlean (Terenure/Leinster)
14. James Nicholson (UCD/Leinster)
13. Hugh Cooney (Clontarf/Leinster)
12. John Devine (Corinthians/Connacht)
11. Hugh Gavin (Galwegians/Connacht)
10. Sam Prendergast (Lansdowne/Leinster)
9. Fintan Gunne (Terenure/Leinster)
1. George Hadden (Clontarf/Leinster)
2. Gus McCarthy (UCD/Leinster)(captain)
3. Paddy McCarthy (DUFC/Leinster)
4. Diarmuid Mangan (UCD/Leinster)
5. Conor O’Tighearnaigh (UCD/Leinster)
6. James McNabney (Ballymena/Ulster)
7. Ruadhán Quinn (Old Crescent/Munster)
8. Brian Gleeson (Garryowen/Munster)
16. Danny Sheahan (UCC/Munster)
17. George Morris (Lansdowne/Leinster)
18. Fiachna Barrett (Corinthians/Connacht)
19. Joe Hopes (Queen’s University/Ulster)
20. Liam Molony (Dublin University/Leinster)
21. Oscar Cawley (Naas/Leinster)
22. Harry West (Buccaneers/Connacht)
23. Andrew Osborne (Naas/Leinster)