Leinster fans will see their inspirational centre Brian O'Driscoll get game time ahead of the Heineken Cup semi-final with Toulouse next Saturday. (16:45)
O'Driscoll returns to the starting line-up o face Connacht in Wednesday night's Magners League clash at the RDS (7.45pm).
O'Driscoll will partner Eoin O'Malley at centre for the re-fixed interprovincial game which was originally postponed at the start of the year. CJ van der Linde starts in a front row which includes Stan Wright and Richardt Strauss who makes his first start for the province. Shane Jennings will captain the side.
Eoin Reddan partners Shaun Berne at half-back, with Andrew Conway named on the right wing for what will be his third appearance for the province.
Leo Cullen, Cian Healy and Jamie Heaslip are named on a strong looking bench.
O'Driscoll was injured in the Heineken Cup quarter-final win over ASM Clermont Auvergne and missed Leinster's 20-16 win over the Ospreys in the Magners League last weekend.
Coach Micheal Cheika commented: "We're in a position to welcome back some players into the panel for Wednesday, give others a rest and bench a few others, so that will hopefully ensure an injection of freshness as we approach the business end of the season."
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.