The Leinster squad stepped up their preparations for Saturday’s Magners League Interprovincial derby against Ulster at the RDS (KO: 8pm) with a training session on Monday evening in UCD.
There were no fresh injury concerns for the province from their Heineken Cup Quarter Final 17-10 victory over Leicester Tigers with Gordon D’Arcy (shoulder), try-scorer Isa Nacewa (foot) and Brian O’Driscoll (nose) expected to resume training after picking up minor knocks at the weekend.
Shane Jennings returned to training last week and it is hoped the Ireland wing forward will be in contention for selection for Saturday’s derby.
Nacewa has now accumulated 142 points (including 4 tries) in this year’s Magners League. Meanwhile, Jonathan Sexton’s 12 point haul on Saturday evening pushed him past the 500 point mark in Leinster colours and 163 points from that tally have come so far this season in 14 games.
Fourth placed Leinster currently lie three points adrift of second-placed Ulster. The team is expected to be named on Friday lunchtime.