The Leinster team to face the Dragons away in the RaboDirect Pro12 on Friday sees five Irish internationals return to the squad.

Sean Cronin is named in a front row that includes 22-year-old Academy prop Jack O’Connell and Jamie Hagan.

Fergus McFadden partners the fit again Brendan Macken at centre, with full-back Luke Fitzgerald included in a pacey looking back three alongside Fionn Carr and David Kearney.

Meanwhile, Ian Madigan links up with Eoin Reddan at half back.

Shane Jennings leads the team and starts in a re-jigged back row which includes Dominic Ryan and sees Rhys Ruddock switch to No 8.

Mark Flanagan, fresh from his seasonal debut last weekend, locks down alongside his Devin Toner.

Leinster XV to play Dragons: Luke Fitzgerald, Dave Kearney, Brendan Macken, Fergus McFadden, Fionn Carr, Ian Madigan, Eoin Reddan, Jack O’Connell, Sean Cronin, Jamie Hagan, Mark Flanagan, Devin Toner, Dominic Ryan, Shane Jennings (capt), Rhys Ruddock