12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Munster have their share of injury worries ahead of the visit of Llanelli Scarlets to Thomond Park on Friday (7.30) with Jason Holland definitely ruled out after aggravating an ankle injury in the win over Leinster last week while Rob Henderson, injured in the same game, will be out of action for up to ten weeks.
The call up of Paddy Wallace and Tyrone Howe to the Ireland squad for the warm-weather training camp in Spain leaves Ulster weakened for the visit of a Glasgow team who opened their campaign with a 23-13 at home to Cardiff Blues. Kick off in Ravenhill is 7.35.
On Saturday, Leo Cullen will lead the Leinster Lions in Sardis Road, when they play Celtic Warriors (2.30). The Warriors were 49-12 winners over The Borders at Netherdale and Connacht fresh from their home win over Edinburgh, will share the flight with Leinster when they travel to Cardiff and a meeting with Cardiff Blues in The Arms Park (5.30).