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Kearney leads Leinster charge against Ospreys

Leinster's squad to face the Ospreys in Saturday's Magners League Grand Final at the RDS (6.30pm) has been named.

The 11-strong backs panel includes Ireland full-back Rob Kearney whose try in the 16-6 semi-final victory over Munster took his total to eight in 16 appearances so far this season.

Fellow-international centres Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D'Arcy are named alongside Irish half-back partners Eoin Reddan and Jonathan Sexton whose 11 points in that victory over Munster means he has scored 124 Magners League points in the 2009/10 campaign.

Ahead of those backs is Bank of Ireland Player of the Year Jamie Heaslip is one of eight Irish internationals in the forward panel.

With the match expected to be a sell out, no tickets will be available to purchase at the ground. Season tickets do not apply in this instance.

Meanwhile, Ulster target Xavier Rush will captain the Barbarians against England at Twickenham on Sunday.

LEINSTER (forwards): J Fogarty, C Healy, J Heaslip, N Hines, T Hogan, S Jennings, S Keogh, K McLaughlin, S O'Brien, M O'Kelly, M Ross, R Strauss, CJ van der Linde, S Wright; (backs): S Berne, G D'Arcy, G Dempsey, S Horgan, R Kearney, F McFadden, I Nacewa, P O'Donohoe, B O'Driscoll, E Reddan, J Sexton.

Belfast Telegraph