Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock looks dejected after the defeat by Toulon in the Heineken Cup quarter-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish province keen to bounce back from a run of two successive defeats by defeating Benetton Treviso

Stephen Ferris injured his left ankle in training but is expected to back for Leinster game in a fortnight’s time.

Ulster flanker Stephen Ferris rolls left ankle in training but should be back for Leinster game

Leinster team manger Guy Easterby at yesterday’s press conference at Rosemount, UCD. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Team manager Guy Easterby hopeful the player may be available this weekend

Glasgow Warriors’ Leone Nakarawa celebrates after defeating Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

Glasgow look to have easiest path while Ulster have to travel to Glasgow and Limerick

Rockwell College’s Sean O’Connor comes in to the secondrow for Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

Noel McNamara’s side hoping to make in through to final of FIRA Under-18 European Championships

Mike McCarthy at a Leinster Rugby press conference: “I really want to go on the tour as everyone does but I don’t think I can look any further than my form for Leinster and a strong finish to the season.” Photograph: Inpho .  ,

Leinster secondrow looking forward to Friday night’s game at the RDS and an opportunity to get back to winning ways

 Leinster’s Gordon D’Arcy is tackled by Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has kept the same starting team for the fourth sucessive match

 Munster’s Peter O’Mahony and Paul O’Connell celebrate victory over Toulouse. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cork born prop Dave Ryan to join Ulster from Italian side Zebre on a two-year contract

 Peter O’Mahony holds his injured left shoulder at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Fergus McFadden suffered medial knee strain but could make end of Pro 12 season

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