The Leinster squad trained in UCD on Monday afternoon ahead of Saturday’s RaboDirect PRO12 derby with Connacht in the RDS (KO: 5pm) and the Leinster medical team reported no fresh injury concerns from the bonus point victory over Aironi on Saturday night.
The management are hopeful that Andrew Conway, Kevin McLaughlin and Dominic Ryan will be available for selection following their respective ankle injuries and the trio will be given every opportunity to prove their fitness ahead of Friday’s lunchtime team announcement.
Second row Steven Sykes successfully came through his competitive debut for the province on Saturday and suffered no ill effect to the knee injury which had sidelined him for the previous five weeks.
Ian Madigan touched down for his third try in five league games this season while Isa Nacewa’s 11 point haul pushes him past the half century, with a total of 56 points in the opening five rounds.
Meanwhile hooker Tom Sexton resumed contact training late last week following surgery to a cruciate ligament earlier this summer and it is hoped that he will return to action in the coming weeks.
Saturday’s game will be Leinster’s final game for a month and will incorporate the annual ‘Kids Takeover’ theme with our younger supporters set to take over some of the match-day activity around the ground.
Over 14,700 tickets have already been sold and there are family tickets (2 adult/2 child) available from €65 from www.leinsterrugby.ie