<div align='center'> Leinster v Cardiff Blues</div> Leinster like Glasgow have a great chance to strengthen their position in the league this week with the Ospreys and Munster facing off, it's a been a reasonable Christmas period for Leinster, no scintilating performances but certainly job done and given the recent form of Ulster that win in Ravenhill doesn't look too shabby. Leinster will be without Shane Jennings whose been suspended for 3 weeks following his citing in the Connacht match while the Blues will be without Ben Blair. Leo Cullen returns to skipper the Leinster team after he dislocated his shoulder in the pool game against Wasps at the RDS last October. CJ is back in the front row while Jennings' loss is O'Brien's gain as he lines up in the backrow alongside Heaslip and Rocky. The Blues welcome back Xavier Rush and Jamie Roberts, but neither will start having been named on the bench. It'll be interesting to see if either side is distracted by next week's Heineken Cup games, given that for Leinster it's certainly a make or break win, not so much so for the Blues but they'll be itching to secure their qualification as well. Should be a home win but there's always that lingering doubt with Leinster.