Second row Devin Toner previews Ireland's crunch RBS 6 Nations clash with England, saying: "It's a pretty formidable English pack. Attwood and Kruis have played fantastically well. They're well drilled and focused and their scrum and lineout are very good."
Leinster managed to beat Cardiff Blues on their most recent trip to Wales, however winning at the Liberty Stadium has proven difficult for the province - they have not won a GUINNESS PRO12 game at the Swansea ground since September 2009.
Looking forward to facing England this weekend, Ireland back rower Sean O'Brien said: "It's obviously exciting, but it's one game at a time. I don't think there's any more pressure on us than in the first two games. That's the way you have to look at it."
Ireland Under-20 captain Nick McCarthy and fellow back Billy Dardis spoke to Irish Rugby TV about Friday's U-20 Six Nations showdown with England at Donnybrook. Tickets available on www.ticketmaster.ie.
After the Leinster squad's training session at UCD this afternoon, head coach Matt O'Connor has issued a squad update as they prepare for the visit of Zebre to the RDS in the GUINNESS PRO12 on Friday (kick-off 7.35pm).
Leinster are heavy favourites to dispatch the Dragons at the RDS, but they will recall that they made hard work of a 31-19 home win over the Welshmen twelve months ago when replacement Darren Hudson bagged the bonus point in injury-time.
Ireland full-back Rob Kearney insists France will have their backs to the wall as they look to win only their third away RBS 6 Nations match under Philippe Saint-André - they won at Murrayfield in both 2012 and 2014.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that Ronan O'Mahony and Duncan Williams have signed two-year contract extensions with the province, and that Leinster Academy player Jordan Coghlan will join Munster on a development contract.