LEINSTER HAVE BEEN handed a boost with the news that Brian O’Driscoll, Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald will all start in Friday’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash against Ediburgh at Murrayfield.
The trio have been deemed fit enough to play after recovering from their respective longstanding injuries.
Elsewhere, the team has an experienced look, with Gordon D’Arcy and Jonathan Sexton among those named in the back line, while Leo Cullen captains the side, and Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien are included in the pack.
Meanwhile, Shane Jennings has recovered from illness and takes his place on the bench.
The game kicks off at 7.35pm and will be shown on TG4.
LEINSTER TEAM TO FACE EDINBURGH:
15: Rob Kearney 14: Fionn Carr 13: Brian O’Driscoll 12: Gordon D’Arcy 11: Luke Fitzgerald 10: Jonathan Sexton 9: Eoin Reddan
1: Cian Healy 2: Sean Cronin 3: Mike Ross 4: Leo Cullen (CAPTAIN) 5: Devin Toner 6: Kevin McLaughlin 7: Sean O’Brien 8: Jamie Heaslip REPLACEMENTS: 16: Aaron Dundon 17: Heinke van der Merwe 18: Michael Bent 19: Tom Denton 20: Shane Jennings 21: Isaac Boss 22: Ian Madigan 23: Andrew Conway.