Jenkins has recalled three internationals in Stephen Jones, Guy Easterby and Simon Easterby alongside Martyn Madden and Neil Boobyer in five changes to the side that beat Glasgow in the Welsh/Scottish league last weekend.
Gareth Bowen and Dwayne Peel will provide cover for halfbacks Jones and Easterby from the bench. Former U21 centre Tal Selley misses out at centre as Boobyer returns to fitness, Simon Easterby is preferred to Ian Boobyer in the back row and Madden comes in for Phil Booth at prop.
But Jenkins is still wary of being hit by injuries before the Sunday
fixture, "We've talked long and hard about the side we wanted to select," he said.
"But there may be changes because we haven't been able to run with that side in any session this week.
"There are niggles and bumps but we have to be positive and if those boys are available then they will be there.
"Our selection identifies the type of game we are expecting from Leicester. They have a huge physical presence up front with a huge pack and we think they are going to come with a mentality take us on as an eight up front.
"That will certainly be the case for the first 30 minutes of the game and
our selection reflects that judgement. But we have physical presence in our own back row selection with Easterby, Hodges and Quinnell and that will be vital.
"If we going to win have to nullify the intensity that Leicester will want
to bring to early exchanges of the game and hopefully we have selected the players to do that."
Llanelli: G Evans; M Jones, N Boobyer, L Davies, S Finau; S Jones, G Easterby; M Madden, R McBryde, J Davies, V Cooper, C Wyatt, D Hodges, S Easterby, S Quinnell (Capt)
Replacements: P Booth, M Thomas, L Gross, I Boobyer, D Peel, G Bowen, W Proctor
Leicester: T Stimpson, G Murphy, O Smith, R Kafer, F Tuilagi, O Healey, H Ellis, G Rowntree, D West, D Garforth, M Johnson , B Kay, L Moody, N Back, M Corry
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.