18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Primary and Secondary schools throughout Leinster are being encouraged to wear blue on Friday to show their support for the players.
As a result of unprecedented demand, flags and posters have been distributed to pubs around the province.
Anyone taking part in 'Blue Province', and decorating their home, school, local pub or rugby club should send in photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on www.leinsterrugby.ie.
LEINSTER Squad (v Leicester Tigers): Backs (12) - Chris Keane, Simon Keogh, Chris Whitaker, Jonathan Sexton, Luke Fitzgerald, Rob Kearney, Gordon D'Arcy, Fergus McFadden, Brian O'Driscoll, Shane Horgan, Girvan Dempsey, Isa Nacewa.
Forwards (14) - Cian Healy, Ronan McCormack, John Fogarty, Bernard Jackman, Stephen Knoop, Stan Wright, Leo Cullen, Trevor Hogan, Malcolm O'Kelly, Devin Toner, Rocky Elsom, Shane Jennings, Sean O'Brien, Jamie Heaslip.