Ireland are in the happy position of being able to select from a full squad of 30 players for their Pool A World Cup assignment against Namibia in Sydney on Sunday next.
Good news filtered through the Irish camp - along with the return of the sunshine - as fears about back row forward Anthony Foley were allayed when a visit to the local hospital for a scan showed no long terms problems with a knee injury.
Brian O'Driscoll, the victim of a blow across the ribs against Romania, has further lifted morale by being able to take a full part in today's tough 90 minutes training session at the Central Coast Grammar School.
Keith Wood's dead leg prevented him from taking part in the physical contact element of training but coach Eddie O'Sullivan said the Irish captain, along with all the squad members, are available for selection.
Wood earned special praise from the coach for a fine performance - and that try against Romania, although in the eyes of O'Sullivan, Shane Horgan had a monster game and was clearly the man of the match! His all round contribution was outstanding.