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.
The experienced centre could be joined by out-half Jonathan Sexton who has stepped up his rehabilitation in recent days after suffering a tear to a tendon in his foot last month.
With Shane Jennings in the frame after his late withdrawal from last Friday's 48-28 Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final victory over London Wasps, the imminent return of the Ireland trio provides the Leinster squad with a major boost as they bid to secure a play-off berth.
Fergus McFadden and Sean O'Brien completed their first full stint with the province after the Six Nations in High Wycombe in a game which also marked Mike Ross' first try of his professional career.
Ian Madigan's 28-point haul has now taken him to 202 points in all competitions, in 26 games so far this season.
With the province's 'A' team booking a place in the British & Irish Cup semi-finals last Sunday following their 30-26 victory over Bristol, Leinster will have two sides in action during the last weekend of April.
There are no major injury concerns arising from the Bristol game, however Andrew Boyle (knee) and Mark Flanagan (foot) will be assessed by the medical team this week after suffering knocks.