The Leinster squad trained in UCD on Monday afternoon ahead of Friday night's RaboDirect PRO12 clash against the Newport Gwent Dragons in Rodney Parade (KO: 7.05pm).
Shane Jennings successfully came through his comeback game on Saturday night following a broken bone in his hand, in a match which also saw Zane Kirchner make his debut for the province. Andrew Goodman could also be in the frame for his seasonal debut after a long spell on the sidelines.
The province look set to without a number of Ireland internationals for this week's game in Wales so that will present some of the younger players with an opportunity to impress following the 'A' team's recent British & Irish Cup victories over Ealing Trailfinders and Moseley.
The team will be named at midday on Thursday.
Meanwhile, ticket sales for Leinster's Heineken Cup Round 4 game against the Northampton Saints in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 14th December are fast approaching the 24,000 mark after a strong few weeks of sales. Tickets for this and all Leinster games are on sale now from www.leinsterrugby.ie
Speaking ahead of the game, Leinster Coach Matt O'Connor said: "It was a tough, physical game on Saturday night but we were pleased to get the win which I thought our efforts deserved overall. There are obviously a few bumps and bruises as you'd expect, but overall we're in pretty good shape for the game in Newport which will pose a big challenge for us.
"We are down a few bodies this week because of Ireland commitments, but that will present an opportunity for a number of players who have been itching for game time in recent weeks. We're delighted to have the likes of Jenno (Shane Jennings) and Zane (Kirchner) back in the frame because we're going to need a few experienced heads over in Newport in a ground which has traditionally been a difficult place for Leinster to go to and win. The prognosis on Lote (Tuqiri) is good after his hamstring injury and we're confident that he'll be available for selection after what has been a frustrating few weeks for him.
"The Dragons will be determined to get back to winning ways after their defeat to the Ospreys and they are a side who have progressed this year. They have recruited well through the likes of Kris Burton and they also have some emerging indigenous talent who are starting to get recognition at national level. Andrew Coombs is an impressive leader for them up front, Dan Evans is an attacking threat out wide and under Lyn Jones they have brought a more expansive approach to their play this year.
"They freshened things up last weekend against the Ospreys and they could make a few more changes which is a signal of their depth and proof that they're very much a club headed in the right direction."
The Leinster squad have stepped up their preparations with a training session in UCD on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Saturday night's home RaboDirect PRO12 clash in the RDS against the Scarlets (KO: 7.15pm).