The Leinster squad to face Munster in Saturday’s sell out Magners League encounter at the RDS (KO: 6.30pm) has been named…

Brian O’Driscoll is added to the panel that defeated Edinburgh 21-19 last weekend and is one of 13 Ireland internationals named in the extended squad for Saturday’s interprovincial derby.

Luke Fitzgerald, Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney all made their first starts of the season in the Scottish capital and the trio are joined by the likes of Nathan Hines, Isa Nacewa and Stan Wright.

The team is expected to be named on Friday lunchtime.

Saturday’s game will be a sell out with over 1,200 tickets returned from Munster snapped up by Leinster season ticket holders within an hour of going on sale on Monday evening. Due to a number of other events around the RDS this weekend, supporters are encouraged to use public transport.

Leinster squad to face Munster…

FORWARDS: Leo Cullen, John Fogarty, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Nathan Hines, Bernard Jackman, Shane Jennings, Stephen Keogh, Ronan McCormack, Kevin McLaughlin, Sean O’Brien, Malcolm O’Kelly, Mike Ross, Devin Toner, Stan Wright

BACKS: Shaun Berne, Gordon D’Arcy, Girvan Dempsey, Luke Fitzgerald, Shane Horgan, Chris Keane, Rob Kearney, Simon Keogh, Fergus McFadden, Isa Nacewa, Brian O’Driscoll, Eoin Reddan, Jonathan Sexton

REFEREE: Simon McDowell (IRFU), ASSISTANT REFEREES: David Wilkinson (IRFU), Michael Black (IRFU), 4th OFFICIAL: Peter Dennehy (ARLB), 5th OFFICIAL: Tom Tuohy (ARLB), TMO: Peter Ferguson (IRFU)