The Leinster team to face the Scarlets in tonight’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash in the RDS (KO: 7.15pm) has been named… TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE…

The province can call upon several members of the Ireland squad who were involved in the recent Guinness series for Ireland. There’s a blend of youth and experience across the team with the province’s most capped player Gordon D’Arcy (who will make his 228th appearance) partnering Brendan Macken (with 32 provincial caps to date) at centre.

Eoin Reddan makes his 88th appearance and links up with Ian Madigan at half-back, with Luke Fitzgerald – who makes his 115th Leinster appearance and is one of eight Ireland internationals named in the starting XV – named in an exciting back three alongside South African international Zane Kirchner and Lote Tuqiri.

Leo Cullen will make his seasonal debut for the province and he’s named at lock alongside Mike McCarthy.

Fresh from his involvement with the Ireland squad, Jack McGrath will start in the front row alongside Aaron Dundon and Bank of Ireland player of the month Martin Moore. Shane Jennings leads the side and is named in the back-row alongside Academy graduates Rhys Ruddock and Jordi Murphy who will wear the number eight jersey.

Leinster can call upon a further three Ireland internationals off the bench, including the likes of Sean Cronin and Mike Ross as well as New Zealander Jimmy Gopperth.

Tickets sales for tonight’s game have passed the 15,200 mark and are on sale ONLINE HERE, the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook), Spar (Donnybrook), Active Sports (Blackrock) as well as Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

The Official Leinster Supporters Club (OLSC) can confirm the following international coverage of the game this weekend:

UK & Ireland – Live on TG4 from 7.15pm Saturday
USA – Live on Fox Soccer Plus from 2pm ET Saturday
Australia – Live on Setanta Plus from 6.15am AEDT Sunday
Asia – Live on Setanta Sports from 3.10am HKT Sunday
Middle East – Live on OSN Sport3 from 10.15pm KSA Saturday
Canada – Live on Sportsnet World from 2pm Saturday
New Zealand – Delayed on The Rugby Channel from 10.30am Sunday
Radio – Updates on RTE Radio

Our bases in London (Philomena’s of Covent Garden), NYC (Madhatter Saloon) and Dubai (McGettigans) will all be showing the game LIVE.

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15: Zane Kirchner
14: Lote Tuqiri
13: Brendan Macken
12: Gordon D’Arcy
11: Luke Fitzgerald
10: Ian Madigan
9: Eoin Reddan

1: Jack McGrath
2: Aaron Dundon
3: Martin Moore
4: Leo Cullen
5: Mike McCarthy
6: Rhys Ruddock
7: Shane Jennings CAPTAIN
8: Jordi Murphy


16: Sean Cronin
17: Michael Bent
18: Mike Ross
19: Tom Denton
20: Dominic Ryan
21: Luke McGrath
22: Jimmy Gopperth
23: Darragh Fanning


15: Gareth Owen
14: Nick Reynolds
13: Gareth Maule
12: Adam Warren
11: Frazier Climo
10: Aled Thomas
9: Gareth Davies

1: Phil John CAPTAIN
2: Kirby Myhill
3: Jacobie Adriaanse
4: Jake Ball
5: Jo Snyman
6: Aaron Shingler
7: John Barclay
8: Sione Timani


16: Emyr Phillips
17: Rob Evans
18: Horatiu Pungea
19: Richard Kelly
20: Josh Turnbull
21: Aled Davies
22: Josh Lewis
23: Jordan Williams

REFEREE: Ian Davies (WRU), Assistant Referees: Stuart Gaffikin, Stuart Douglas (both IRFU), 4th Official: Barry O’Keeffe (Leinster Rugby Referees), 5th Official: Colm Roche (Leinster Rugby Referees), TMO: Kevin Beggs (IRFU)