Captain Scott Fardy is one of only two names to remain on the Leinster team sheet from last week ahead of Friday's first festive interpro derby.
Sean Cronin starts for the first time since his injury at the Rugby World Cup. Rob Kearney starts at full-back. Both Cronin and Kearney were not part of Andy Farrell's mid-season Ireland "stocktake" during the week.
Team News: @SeanCronin2 returns and Tommy O'Brien is set to make his senior debut in a side captained by @Scottfardy.
Your full 23-man #LeinsterRugby squad to take on Ulster at RDS Arena tomorrow. 👇#LEIvULS #JoinTheRoar pic.twitter.com/hfWTPH4JuR
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) December 19, 2019
It will be a big night for Tommy O'Brien who gets his first senior start, he will wear the iconic 13 jersey.
Ulster have made 14 changes from last week's win over Harlequins in the Heineken champions Cup with centre Matt Faddes the only player retained.
Brothers Alan and David O'Connor have been paired in the second-row. Bill Johnston starts at out-half.
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) December 19, 2019
Play gets underway at the RDS at 7.35 on Friday night.
|15. Rob Kearney||15. Rob Lyttle|
|14. Fergus McFadden||14. Craig Gilroy|
|13. Tommy O’Brien||13. Matt Faddes|
|12. Robbie Henshaw||12. Angus Curtis|
|11. Cian Kelleher||11. Angus Kernohan|
|10. Harry Byrne||10. Bill Johnston|
|9. Jamison Gibson-Park||9. David Shanahan|
|1. Peter Dooley||1. Andrew Warwick|
|2. Seán Cronin||2. Adam McBurney|
|3. Andrew Porter||3. Tom O'Toole|
|4. Scott Fardy||4. David O'Connor|
|5. Josh Murphy||5. Alan O'Connor|
|6. Will Connors||6. Matthew Rea|
|7. Scott Penny||7. Nick Timoney|
|8. Max Deegan||8. Greg Jones|
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