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Brian O'Driscoll returns to Leinster line-up for RaboDirect Pro12 final against Ulster

Updated: Friday, 24 May 2013 17:07 | Comments

Leinster are looking to do the double after their Amlin Challenge Cup win
Leinster are looking to do the double after their Amlin Challenge Cup win

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Brian O'Droscoll returns to the Leinster side for Saturday's RaboDirect Pro12 final against Ulster at the RDS, kick-off 4.45pm.

O'Driscoll will start at centre, with Fergus McFadden switching to the outside back line alongside Rob Kearney and Isa Nacewa.

The latter will be making his final appearance for the province. 

The team will be led by the returning Leo Cullen, who partners Devin Toner at second row.

Kevin McLaughlin returns to the back-row in place of Sean O’Brien (bruised knee) who has failed to recover from injury.

McLaughlin will form an experienced back-row unit alongside Shane Jennings – who is set to make his 175th appearance - and number eight Jamie Heaslip.

Isaac Boss makes his 25th appearance of the season and will partner Jonathan Sexton at half-back, with the Ireland out-half earning his 110th provincial cap. 

Leinster: R Kearney, F McFadden, B O’Driscoll, I Madigan, I Nacewa, J Sexton, I Boss, C Healy, R Strauss, M Ross, L Cullen (c), D Toner, K McLaughlin, S Jennings, J Heaslip

Live television coverage of Ulster v Leinster from 16:15 on Saturday 25 May on RTÉ Two and RTÉ.ie (Ireland only). Live radio coverage on Saturday Sport from 15:00 on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ.ie (Worldwide). 

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