Leinster head coach Leo Cullen says that Robbie Henshaw and Sean O'Brien are 'making good progress' and that Jonathan Sexton is 'a couple of weeks away' from making a return to action for the province.
Nick McCarthy notched a brace of tries as Leinster held off a strong final quarter surge from Gloucester to take a 26-24 verdict in this afternoon's Bank of Ireland pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium.
Saracens, last season's winners of an historic Champions Cup and Aviva Premiership double, will get their 2016/17 European campaign underway with a truly heavyweight clash with three-time champions Toulon at Stade Félix Mayol on Saturday, October 15.
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has announced the starting line-up and extended squad to take on Gloucester in the second Bank of Ireland pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
Leinster hosted an open training session at Greystones RFC earlier today, with a crowd of over 1,000 watching Leo Cullen's men continue their preparations for the new season. Check out our gallery of the day.
The Irish Rugby Football Union provided an unbudgeted additional 1 million euro in the 2015/16 season to the provinces (250,000 euro each) to assist with the difficulties experienced by all in the player contracting market.
It will be an all-Irish affair at the GUINNESS PRO12 final on Saturday as, after 22 rounds of tough competition, the two teams that finished top of the table after the regular season - Leinster and Connacht - will face each other at the iconic BT Murrayfield.