The Leinster squad trained in UCD on Monday afternoon ahead of Friday night’s RaboDirect PRO12 interprovincial derby against Connacht in the Sportsground (KO: 8pm).
With a large number of players away at international squad training until Wednesday, a reduced panel took to the field.
Gordon D’Arcy experienced discomfort after sustaining a blow to the ribs during the first half of Saturday evening’s win over Edinburgh but the Ireland centre should be fit to play on Friday night in Galway.
Eoin Reddan (minor quad strain) was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s line up and he too will be monitored by the medical team this week. Shane Jennings (illness) and Jonathan Sexton (forearm) were both replaced as precautions, but the St. Mary’s College duo are expected to be available ahead of Thursday’s team announcement.
Jamie Heaslip’s next game will mark the Naas number eight’s 150th Leinster appearance.
Ticket sales for Leinster’s next home match against Munster in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 6th October (KO: 6.30pm) have passed the 32,000 mark and are on sale from www.leinsterrugby.ie Spar (Donnybrook), the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook) as well as Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.