Forward Denis Murphy says they will bring everything they have to play them.
It's a 10th cap for Ed Byrne and a first start in the pack
Kilkenny prop Conan Dunne is also named on the team and takes his place on the bench.
Two Carlow men are in the Leinster squad to face Gloucester this Friday
The Kilkenny side were in action in Mullingar.
Carlow prop Ed Byrne will captain a Leinster Rugby senior team for the first time in his career.
It was announced yesterday that the competition will go from 12 to 14 teams with the introduction of two South African teams.
The Southern Kings from Port Elizabeth and Toyota Cheetahs from Bloemfontein will join the league.
It was a great victory for Anthony McCormack's side and they will now go on to contest the All Ireland series
Kilkenny are defending Leinster and All Ireland Champions.