Malcolm O'Kelly returns to the squad after suffering an injury in the Heineken Cup clash against Gloucester in January and he is joined by returning internationals Shane Horgan, Gordon D'Arcy, Denis Hickie, Girvan Dempsey and Trevor Hogan.
Jonathan Sexton, Luke Fitzgerald, Bernard Jackman, Keith Gleeson and Jamie Heaslip - who were all try-scorers in Leinster's 40-21 victory over Treviso last week - are also included.
A limited number of tickets for Saturday's game which is expected to be a sell out are available online at www.leinsterrugby.ie and from Spar (Donnybrook) and the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook).
The team will be named on Friday lunchtime.
Leinster squad to face Connacht
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FORWARDS: Fosi Pala'amo, Stanley Wright, Reggie Corrigan, Will Green, Bernard Jackman, Brian Blaney, Malcolm O'Kelly, Trevor Hogan, Owen Finegan, Cameron Jowitt, Devin Toner, Keith Gleeson, Stephen Keogh, Jamie Heaslip, Kevin McLaughlin
BACKS: Chris Whitaker, Guy Easterby, Christian Warner, Felipe Contepomi, Michael Berne, Kieran Lewis, Luke Fitzgerald, Rob Kearney, Gordon D'Arcy, Shane Horgan, Denis Hickie, Girvan Dempsey, Gary Brown, Ross McCarron, Jonathan Sexton