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No Fresh Injury Worries For Leinster

No Fresh Injury Worries For Leinster

The Leinster squad underwent their first pitch session in UCD today ahead of the visit of the Cardiff Blues to the RDS on Friday night n the RaboDirect PRO12.

The province’s management report no fresh major injury concerns from last weekend’s victory over Benetton Treviso as the squad step up their preparations for the visit of Cardiff, with a number of players who were rested set to rejoin the panel this week.

Amongst them should be the likes of Isa Nacewa, who incidentally celebrated the birth of his third daughter, Lucy, last week, as well as Richardt Strauss and Heinke van der Merwe. Some of the Ireland International contingent may also be available.

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Fergus McFadden, who successfully came through 80 minutes after having been ruled out of the Heineken Cup round 2 clash the previous week, had a 100% kicking return in Treviso.

McFadden’s 15-point haul in the 30-20 victory over the Italian side brought his overall career tally to 190 points in 57 games.

Leo Auva’a’s first-minute try, meanwhile, was his second five-pointer in Leinster colours since signing his first professional deal during the summer.

Already over 15,600 tickets have been sold for Friday’s game. Tickets are available to purchase online here and from the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook), Spar (Donnybrook) and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.