24 May, 14:08
In the hooker department Damien Varley continues his rehab programme and is envisaged to make a return to full action in three to four weeks' time.
In addition, Academy player Duncan Casey is making good strides with his rehab from reconstructive shoulder surgery.
Duncan Williams (hip) is integrating back into full training sessions and David O'Callaghan (knee tendon) continues on his rehab with a close return on the cards.
Niall Ronan (knee) and the province's captain Paul O'Connell continue to make steady progress with the view that O'Connell will return to training at the end of month.
There are no further updates for Ian Nagle (shoulder), Felix Jones (shoulder) and Troy Smith (knee) who are still expected to make a return to action towards the end of the autumn.
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