5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
The Leinster pair were pulled out of Saturday's RBS Six Nations clash at Murrayfield, late last week, but an extra week off before February 27th's arrival of the World Champions - 18-17 losers to France on Sunday - to Dublin should see them both returning.
"The week off gives us the chance to get people back, get a break and come back refreshed for the England game," said O'Sullivan - who was celebrating his 30th win in his 41st game in charge.
"I don't see any reason why Brian and Gordon won't be fit. They have a lot of hard work to do in the next two weeks and they will be working harder injured than if they were fit.
"That is going to be a very physical match but the boys are going back to Lansdowne Road - which has been a good hunting ground for us.
"It is going to be a phenomenal atmosphere and we are looking forward to the England game. We will recharge our batteries and come in next week, ready to go - we are certainly champing at the bit," he added.