The Leinster squad trained in UCD today ahead of Friday evening’s Heineken Cup round 6 showdown with the Ospreys at the RDS (kick-off 8pm).
While a number of players sat out today’s short session, head coach Matt O’Connor reported that all of last Sunday’s matchday 23 are fit and avilable for selection for Friday and that the recovery process is going very well.
Cian Healy has shown no ill-effects from his second half appearance in Castres and is once again available this weekend having recovered from his ankle injury, while Rhys Ruddock has also shaken off his niggling calf injury and is back in contention for Friday’s game.
The squad will train again at the RDS tomorrow ahead of Thursday afternoon’s team announcement.
Friday night’s game will also be a special occassion for Gahan Meats, a wholesale and retail butcher based in north Dublin who will appear on the front of the Leinster jersey and will also have pitchside signage and an ad in the match programme.
Gahan Meats won the Bank of Ireland ‘Sponsor for a Day’ competition with over 13,000 votes from the public ahead of hundreds of other entrants.
The competition was open to any small business and offered the unique opportunity for international exposure, as well as association with Leinster Rugby. Further information on Gahan Meats can be found at www.gahanmeats.ie or follow them on Twitter at @GahanMeats.