19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
The Leinster squad to face Ulster in Saturday's Magners League clash in Ravenhill (KO: 7.30pm) has been named.
Leinster have been boosted by the return of Guy Easterby to the squad for the first time since suffering a jaw injury away to the Borders in mid-October.
He is joined by the likes of skipper Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy, Denis Hickie, Shane Horgan, Malcolm O'Kelly, Luke Fitzgerald and Girvan Dempsey who were all on international duty with Ireland during the recent November series. In addition, ex-Ulster prop Ronan McCormack, Kieran Lewis, Keith Gleeson, Trevor Hogan, Rob Kearney and Brian Blaney are also included having been involved with Ireland 'A'.
Meanwhile, ticket sales for the 'Last Stand' against Ulster in Lansdowne Road on the 31st December are fast approaching the 25,000 mark. Tickets for this match are on sale now from www.leinsterrugby.ie and www.ticketmaster.ie
Forwards: Ronan McCormack, Reggie Corrigan, Brian Blaney, Harry Vermaas, Fosi Pala'amo, Trevor Hogan, Malcolm O'Kelly, Owen Finegan, Cameron Jowitt, Stephen Keogh, Keith Gleeson, Jamie Heaslip
Backs: Chris Whitaker, Guy Easterby, Andrew Dunne, Christian Warner, Gordon D'Arcy, Brian O'Driscoll CAPTAIN, Kieran Lewis, Shane Horgan, Denis Hickie, Luke Fitzgerald, Girvan Dempsey, Rob Kearney
Referee: Olan Trevor (IRFU), Sub Referee: Eanna O'Dowd (IRFU), Touch Judge: Tom Horkan (IRFU)