Hooker Richardt Strauss believes the competition for places in the squad is driving the players on as the Ireland Wolfhounds face England Saxons in Cork tonight, just a week before the start of the 2015 RBS 6 Nations.
A consortium of architect firms, Dublin-based Newenham Mulligan Architects and London-based Grimshaw Architects, has won the international design competition for the multimillion-euro redevelopment of the RDS Arena.
With the pool stages concluding this afternoon, it has been confirmed that Leinster - the only Irish and PRO12 representatives left standing in the European Champions Cup - will host Bath in the quarter-finals in early April.
The only Irish province still in contention to reach the European Champions Cup quarter-finals are first up on the round 6 schedule as Leinster look to defeat Wasps in Coventry and confirm themselves as winners of Pool 2.
After training yesterday in UCD, Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has issued a squad update ahead of the final European Champions Cup, Pool 2 game against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday (kick-off 1pm).
In preparation for next week's British & Irish Cup quarter-final away to Rotherham Titans, Leinster 'A' will face Connacht Eagles in an interprovincial friendly at the Sportsground on Wednesday (kick-off 4pm).
Leinster prop Jack McGrath appeared before an independent disciplinary committee today, having been cited by an independent citing commissioner for allegedly stamping on an opponent during the second half of last Saturday's GUINNESS PRO12 match against Ulster.
Speaking to the media ahead of this weekend's GUINNESSPRO12 match against Cardiff Blues, Leinster scrum coach Marco Caputo has said that the province will 'err on the side of caution' in regard to Jamie Heaslip's shoulder injury.