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Leinster 'back' to full strength

THERE is a queue for game time in the Leinster three-quarter line that would make a backs coach blush.

Centre Brian O'Driscoll, full-back Rob Kearney and left wing Luke Fitzgerald showed no ill effects from their minutes played against Edinburgh last Friday night.

"They were all tired. The pitch was heavier than it looked and it was quite an open game. I know their lungs were probably screaming," said team manager Guy Easterby.

Back into contention come the previously rested Fergus McFadden and the fit-again Isa Nacewa, Dave Kearney and Eoin O'Malley.

It is an embarrassment of riches Leinster could have done with earlier in the season. Hooker Richardt Strauss will also be on hand to challenge Sean Cronin for a starting slot in the middle of the front row.

The ticket sales for Saturday are fast-approaching the 17,500 mark, which means there is every reason to believe the sold-out signs will go up outside the RDS.