On that occasion Munster were understrength while Leinster ended with fourteen players on the pitch following Eric Miller's dismissal.This time around Leinster are without several of their leading lights while Munster are near enough at full strength, Peter Clohessy the obvious absentee.
Leinster. G. D'Arcy, J. McWeeney, B. O'Driscoll, D. Quinlan, P. McKenna, N. Spooner, B. O'Meara, R. Corrigan (captain), S. Byrne, P. Wallace, B. Casey, M. O'Kelly, A. McCullen, E. Miller, K. Gleeson.Replacements. P. Smyth, P. Coyle, L. Cullen, L. Toland, B. Willis, S. Keogh, J. Norton.
Connacht. M. McHugh, T. Robinson, P. Duignan, T. Allnutt, W. Munn, E. Elwood, E. Reddan, D. McFarland (captain), M. Uijs, P. Bracken, D. Brown, R. Frost, C. Rigney, D. Dillon, J. O'Connor.
Ulster: B Cunningham, J Topping, R Constable, A Larkin, T Howe, P Wallace, N Doak, J Fitzpatrick, N Brady, S Best, P Johns, A Kearney, T McWhirter, A Ward (Captain), W Brosnihan. Replacements: B Young, R Weir, M McCullough, A Hughes, K Campbell, S Coulter, J Cunningham.