The provincial squads for the first game to be staged at Dublin's Aviva Stadium have been revealed while it has been announced that 40,000 tickets have been sold for the game.
The Irish Times reports that no fully contracted players are available for the game as they are involved in pre-season training ahead of a World Cup year. As a result th eplayers on show will come primarily from the academies of all four provinces, with a Munster-Connacht side being readied to face a Ulster-Leinster select side.
The IRFU had initially planned on selling in the region of just 30,000 tickets for the game on July 31, to allow stadium director Martin Murphy 'test the systems' ahead of the visit of Manchester United and their game against an Airticity League of Ireland selection on August 4. However, having hosted 5,000 fans for the screening of the World Cup final earlier this month, Murphy and IRFU were happy to up the ticket sales to 45,000, just 5,000 below capacity.
Munster-Connacht: Ronan Barry (Munster), Callum Boland (Connacht), Shane Buckley (Munster), Shane Leydon (Connacht), Luke Cahill (Munster), Aaron Conneely (Connacht), Jack Costigan (Munster), Mark Dolan (Connacht), Johnny Holland (Munster), Daniel Horgan (Munster), Lucas Kunz (Munster), Tadhg Leader Connacht), Eoin McKeon (Connacht), Ian Mullarkey (Munster), Paul Mullen (Munster), Rob O'Herlihy (Munster), Danny Qualter(Connacht), Gareth Quinn-McDonogh (Munster), James Rael (Munster), Ben Sargent (Munster), Aaron Spring (Connacht), Kieran Stokes (Munster), Sean Wooton (Connacht)
Leinster- Ulster: Andrew Boyle (Leinster), Conor Carey (Ulster), Paddy Carroll (Leinster), Sam Coughlan Murray (Leinster), Peter du Toit (Leinster), Craig Gilroy (Ulster), Ian Henderson (Ulster), Robert Hynes (Leinster), Paddy Jackson (Ulster), Alex Kelly (Leinster), Stephen Lecky (Ulster), Paddy Marks (Ulster), Cathal Marsh (Leinster), Luke Marshall (Ulster), Michael McAuley (Ulster), Mark McGroarty (Leinster), David McGuigan (Ulster), Emmet McMahon (Leinster), Martin Moore (Leinster), Jonny Murphy (Ulster), Conor Spence (Ulster), James Tracy (Leinster)