The Leinster squad stepped up their preparations for Friday night’s Magners League clash against Benetton Treviso at the RDS (kick-off 7.10pm) with a training session at UCD on Monday.
There are no fresh injury concerns for the province following the weekend’s defeat to Cardiff, with Stan Wright coming through unscathed from his first outing of the season.
Shane Horgan continues his rehabilitation and again the medical team will assess his fitness during the week. It is also hoped that David Kearney will be available for selection after missing Saturday’s game with a minor niggle.
Leinster will be without their Ireland internationals as well as Scotland’s Nathan Hines, while a number of other players have been called up to the Ireland squad and will report back to the province later in the week.
Former Leinster Youths centre Eamonn Sheridan and ex-Leinster Section A Schools out-half Ian McKinley both successfully came through their first starts of the season for Leinster, bringing the number of Leinster Academy players to have been capped by the province in the current campaign to six.
Dominic Ryan brought his season’s match tally up to 17, while Ian Madigan’s appearance as a replacement was his 12th cap in all competitions.
In fact, a dozen of the panel who featured in the Welsh capital on Saturday are recent products of the Leinster Academy.
Over 14,000 tickets have now been sold for Friday’s game against Benetton Treviso. They are available to purchase online here, and from Spar (Donnybrook), the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook), Champion Sports (Grafton Street) and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Tickets will also be on sale at the ground on the night.