The Leinster squad prepared for the first home game of the season against Cardiff Blues in UCD on Monday afternoon.

After last weekend’s bonus point defeat to Edinburgh, Leinster Rugby will return to the RDS Arena to face Cardiff Blues this Saturday (KO 5.15pm) in the Guinness PRO12.

The corresponding fixture last season saw a total of 60 points scored, with Leinster coming out on top by a score of 37-23.

Gordon D’Arcy, Luke McGrath, Mick McGrath and Rhys Ruddock all crossed for tries in a bonus point win. 

Cardiff are riding high heading into the game after a 61-13 win over Zebre in Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. The Welsh side crossed for 11 tries, with Rhys Patchell and Josh Turnbull both bagging hat-tricks.

Be there to support Leinster in the RDS this Saturday. Tickets for the first home game of the season are available now from Ticketmaster. 

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