10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
D'Arcy, 32, made his provincial debut away to Edinburgh in September 1998 and to date he has scored 306 points in Leinster colours - 55 tries, five penalties, four drop goals and two conversions - over a span of 14 seasons.
D'Arcy will link up in the centre with the fit-again Brian O'Driscoll, who successfully came through his first appearance of the season against the Ospreys last weekend.
Luke Fitzgerald will become the province's 18th player to reach the 100-cap mark. He forms a potent back-three alongside Isa Nacewa and the returning Rob Kearney, with Eoin Reddan partnering Jonathan Sexton at half-back.
Number 8 Jamie Heaslip captains the team as part of an all Ireland international back row alongside Shane Jennings and Kevin McLaughlin.
All Black ace Brad Thorn locks down alongside Devin Toner for his first experience of the Leinster-Munster rivalry, while South African Heinke van der Merwe has been named in the front row alongside Ireland internationals Sean Cronin and Mike Ross.
Leo Cullen, who returned from Achilles surgery against the Ospreys last time out, and fellow internationals Cian Healy and Sean O'Brien are listed among the replacements.
LEINSTER (v Munster): Rob Kearney; Isa Nacewa, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy, Luke Fitzgerald; Jonathan Sexton, Eoin Reddan; Heinke van der Merwe, Sean Cronin, Mike Ross, Brad Thorn, Devin Toner, Kevin McLaughlin, Shane Jennings, Jamie Heaslip (capt).
Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Cian Healy, Jamie Hagan, Leo Cullen, Sean O'Brien, Isaac Boss, Ian Madigan, Fergus McFadden.