However, he did end up on crutches after the training session and a decision on wheter or not he will be fit for Saturday's game is expected to be made later this afternoon.
Ireland ( v Italy, Thomond Park, Aug. 30th, 3pm).
15 - Girvan Dempsey (Leinster - Terenure College)14 - John Kelly (Munster - Cork Constitution)13 - Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster - Blackrock College) capt. 12 - Rob Henderson (Munster - Garryowen)11 - Denis Hickie (Leinster - St. Mary's College)10 - David Humphreys (Ulster - Dungannon) 9 - Guy Easterby (Rotherham) 1 - Marcus Horan (Munster - Shannon)2 - Shane Byrne (Leinster - Blackrock College)3 - John Hayes (Munster - Shannon)4 - Gary Longwell (Ulster - Ballymena)
Replacements: 16 - Paul Shields (Ulster - Ballymena)17 - Justin Fitzpatrick (Castres)18 - Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster -Cork Constitution)19 - Kieron Dawson (London Irish) 20 - Brian O'Meara (Leinster - Cork Constitution)21 - Geordan Murphy (Leicester)22 - Jonathan Bell (Ulster - Dungannon).