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Ireland lock Malcolm O'Kelly and recent signing Jonny Hepworth have been included in a 25-man Leinster squad for Saturday's Heineken Cup Pool 5 fixture against Bath.

HEINEKEN CUP: POOL 5: Saturday, October 22

Leinster v Bath, RDS, 5.15pm (Sky Sports)

The duo have been added to the squad that defeated the Cardiff Blues 34-15 last Saturday in the Celtic League. That victory marked a winning start to the province's tenure at the RDS grounds, which with new terraced seats included, will be at a 13,500-capacity this weekend.

While injuries to Denis Hickie (dislocated right fibula) and Christian Warner (knee ligaments) denting the Leinster backline, coach Michael Cheika can still call on Shane Horgan, Gordon D'Arcy and stand-in captain Felipe Contepomi - all try scorers against Cardiff - for the Cup opener.

A limited number of tickets for Saturday's fixture have gone on sale in Dublin.

Tickets are on sale now from the following outlets - Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook Ground), Spar (Donnybrook) and Elvery's (Suffolk Street & Dawson Street).

Ticket Prices - South Touchline @ 30, West Goal Line @ 25, Children's Terrace 8

Supporters can also purchase 3-Match Packages for the home games against Bath, Bourgoin and Glasgow online at leinsterrugby.ie until 5pm on Thursday, October 20.

LEINSTER Squad:

Backs: Brian O'Meara, Brian O'Riordan, Eoghan Hickey, Felipe Contepomi (Capt), Jonny Hepworth, Kieran Lewis, Shane Horgan, Robert Kearney, Gordon D'Arcy, Girvan Dempsey.

Forwards: Reggie Corrigan, Ronan McCormack, Will Green, Emmett Byrne, Bernard Jackman, David Blaney, Malcolm O'Kelly, Bryce Williams, Ben Gissing, Des Dillon, Cameron Jowitt, Ciaran Potts, Keith Gleeson, Niall Ronan, Jamie Heaslip.


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