The Leinster squad stepped up their on-field preparations for the RaboDirect PRO12 visit of Zebre to the RDS on Saturday evening (kick-off 6pm) with a training session at UCD today.
The Leinster management are set to be boosted by the return of their Ireland contingent who defeated Argentina in the GUINNESS Series over the weekend.
In addition, Heinke van der Merwe, who came off the bench to help the Springboks beat England in Twickenham on Saturday afternoon, is also set to return to the province’s panel this week.
The one major negative from last Friday night’s win away to Glasgow Warriors was the injury picked up by second row Quinn Roux towards the end of the first half.
Following medical assessments, it has been confirmed that the young South African dislocated his shoulder and will face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Aaron Dundon, Isa Nacewa and Sean O’Brien all came through their respective comeback games unscathed and they will also be in the frame again this week.
Luke Fitzgerald, Eoin O’Malley and Dominic Ryan, meanwhile, will be given every opportunity to prove their fitness as they continue their rehab programmes ahead of their comebacks.
But this weekend’s clash with the newly-formed Italian side looks set to come too soon once more for all three players.
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