Leinster fans will face Ospreys during round 13 of the Magners League

The Leinster team to face the Ospreys in Friday night’s Magners League clash in the RDS (KO: 7.35pm) has been named. Luke Fitzgerald starts at full-back in an all-Ireland qualified backline for the visit of the Ospreys in a game which will mark the province’s 50th competitive encounter in the RDS. Fitzgerald lines up in a back three which includes Shane Horgan and Fergus McFadden, with Brian O’Driscoll partnering Gordon D’Arcy at centre and Jonathan Sexton partnering Eoin Reddan at half-back.
Leo Cullen skippers the side and lines up at second row with Devin Toner, with Dominic Ryan coming into the back-row alongside Shane Jennings and Jamie Heaslip.

Isaac Boss, Nathan Hines and Rhys Ruddock are named on a bench which contains a mix of youth and experience and adecision on the final outside back replacement will be made closer to kick off.

As part of a special promotion, any supporters who have a match ticket for Friday’s game or a valid season ticket membership card for this year and are driving a Volkswagen car can park in the Simmonscourt Car Park for free.

Ticket sales are approaching the 16,000 mark and are on sale online from www.leinsterrugby.ie, Spar (Donnybrook), the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook), Champion Sports (Grafton Street) as well as Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Tickets will also be on sale from outlets on Simmonscourt Road and Anglesea Road from 4.30pm on Friday.

15: Luke Fitzgerald
14: Shane Horgan
13: Brian O’Driscoll
12: Gordon D’Arcy
11: Fergus McFadden
10: Jonathan Sexton
9: Eoin Reddan
1: Cian Healy
2: Richardt Strauss
3: Mike Ross
4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
5: Devin Toner
6: Dominic Ryan
7: Shane Jennings
8: Jamie Heaslip

16: Jason Harris-Wright
17: Heinke van der Merwe
18: Clint Newland
19: Nathan Hines
20: Rhys Ruddock
21: Isaac Boss
22: Ian Madigan
23: Eoin O’Malley/Isa Nacewa