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Jamie Heaslip v SebastiEn Chabal

Luke Fitzgerald this week subtly suggested that the best place for the lavishly paid French man would be on his derrière; the tussle for inches will receive a shuddering endorsement from the winner of this particular battle. Watch for the coin toss -- Leinster may wish to kick an opening restart into Chabal's bread basket and then violently send him wheeling backwards at a rate of knots.

Match betting: Leinster 10/11 (-9pts)

Form guide: Leinster LWLLW.

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Stat: Leinster have won 61pc of their fixtures against French opposition in the Heineken Cup.

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