Leinster know they must win as they entertain three-time champions Toulouse at the Royal Dublin Showgrounds.

It will be a difficult tie for Toulouse as Michael Cheika’s side have won their last seven home matches in the Heineken Cup. 

Leinster have been boosted by the return of Shane Horgan to the squad after injury and a decision on his fitness will be made later in the week, with the final 22 due to be named on Friday lunchtime.

Horgan has missed the last two victories for the Magners League pace-setters over Ulster and the Ospreys after suffering a rib injury in Murrayfield last month.

Shane Jennings, Jamie Heaslip, Stephen Keogh and Luke Fitzgerald – who were all try-scorers in the 26-15 win last weekend – are included in a strong-looking squad which also includes the likes of captain Brian O’Driscoll, Felipe Contepomi, Gordon D’Arcy, Keith Gleeson, Malcolm O’Kelly and Leo Cullen, who also missed the win.

Should O’Driscoll feature, it will mark his 50th appearance in the Heineken Cup.

Over 14,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s game. Individual tickets MAY be available on match day, but as this game looks set to be another sell out, supporters are advised to book early online on www.leinsterrugby.ie

Twin-packs are now on sale ONLINE for Leinster v Toulouse in the Heineken Cup at 1.30pm on Saturday and the Magners League game against the Cardiff Blues at 7.30pm on Saturday, 16th February. Visit www.leinsterrugby.ie for details.

Toulouse have faced Leinster six times in the competition and have a mixed record in Ireland. The French outfit won in Dublin 10 years ago 34-25 but lost 40-10 in 2001.

The French side are five points clear of nearest challenges Leicester and six above Leinster but expect Toulouse to gain at least a losing bonus point.

Leinster squad: Forwards (14): Cian Healy, Ronan McCormack, Brian Blaney, Bernard Jackman, Stephen Knoop, Stan Wright, Leo Cullen, Trevor Hogan, Cameron Jowitt, Malcolm O’Kelly, Stephen Keogh, Keith Gleeson, Shane Jennings, Jamie Heaslip
Backs (12): Guy Easterby, Chris Keane, Felipe Contepomi, Jonathan Sexton, Luke Fitzgerald, Rob Kearney, Gordon D’Arcy, Christian Warner, Brian O’Driscoll, Gary