Pre-Match Interviews with Jamie Heaslip, Jono Gibbes and Eoin Reddan.
Team News: The Leinster team to face the Cardiff Blues in Saturday's Magners League clash at the RDS has been named.
Jonathan Sexton will partner Eoin Reddan for the visit of Cardiff in a Leinster back-line which includes Shane Horgan who has been named in the back three alongside Luke Fitzgerald and Isa Nacewa.
Leo Cullen captains the Leinster team and lines up alongside Malcolm O'Kelly in a pack that includes South African prop CJ van der Linde who starts his first game of the season, having appeared as a substitute in the province's last two games.
Cian Healy will scrum down with John Fogarty and van der Linde in the front row, while Nathan Hines, Mike Ross, Bernard Jackman and Girvan Dempsey have been named on a strong replacements bench.
Meanwhile, the Cardiff Blues travel to the RDS to face the Heineken Cup champions Leinster with 10 players missing.
Gareth Cooper, Leigh Halfpenny, Tom James, Jamie Roberts, Tom Shanklin, Bradley Davies, Gethin Jenkins, Andy Powell, Martyn Williams and Sam Warburton have all been called up to the Wales squad for their autumn Tests.
Despite recording a 20-12 win over the Ospreys last weekend, the Blues know it will be a big challenge in Dublin, having not won an away fixture so far this season and Leinster unbeaten in their last four matches with the Welsh region.
With hookers Rhys Thomas and Gareth Williams and number 7 Robin Sowden-Taylor out injured, young hooker Rhys Williams makes his first start for the Blues, while Ben White also makes his first start of the season at openside flanker.
LEINSTER: Isa Nacewa; Shane Horgan, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy, Luke Fitzgerald; Jonathan Sexton, Eoin Reddan; Cian Healy, John Fogarty, CJ van der Linde, Leo Cullen (capt), Malcolm O'Kelly, Kevin McLaughlin, Sean O'Brien, Jamie Heaslip.
Replacements: Bernard Jackman, Mike Ross, Nathan Hines, Stephen Keogh, Simon Keogh, Shaun Berne, Girvan Dempsey.
CARDIFF BLUES: Ben Blair; Richard Mustoe, Gareth Thomas, Gavin Evans, Chris Czekaj; Sam Norton-Knight, Richie Rees; Darren Morris, Rhys Williams, Taufa'ao Filise, Deiniol Jones, Paul Tito (capt), Scott Morgan, Ben White, Xavier Rush.
Replacements: Rhys James, Gary Powell, James Down, Josh Navidi, Darren Allinson, Ceri Sweeney, Dafydd James.
Referee: James Jones (Wales)
Assistant Referees: David Wilkinson, Richard Kerr (both Ireland)
Television Match Official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Match Odds (Paddy Power): Leinster to win: 1/8; Draw: 25/1; Cardiff Blues to win: 9/2
Say What: Jono Gibbes (Leinster forwards coach) - "Cardiff are a quality side and have strength in depth right across their squad. They have the capability to play different styles and they play with great aggression, they're very direct and combative and we are expecting a real contest this weekend.
"They love going hard at their opponents and their backs can ask a lot of questions of your defence.
"I know a few of the players, such as Ben Blair, Rushie (Xavier Rush) and Taufa'ao Filise and they are well led by their captain Paul Tito whom I know from his time with the Hurricanes as well as the New Zealand Maori.
"Cardiff have been well served by their foreign players, but Saturday hardly presents an opportunity to meet up! Their real strength is in their collective strength as they're a strong group who works hard for one another.