No fresh injury concerns for Leinster
Rugby:Leinster coach Joe Schmidt has confirmed that there are no fresh injury concerns arising from the province’s 45-25 victory over the Dragons ahead of next Saturday’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Benetton Treviso at Stadio Comunale di Monigo.
Andrew Conway, one of five try scorers in the bonus point victory over the Welsh side, sustained a cut over his right eye which required stitches, but the former Blackrock College winger is expected to be available. Leo Auva’a was replaced after receiving a knock on the knee but took part in training this afternoon.
Last Saturday’s game marked first home competitive outings for four players; Jordan Coghlan, Ben Marshall, Luke McGrath and Quinn Roux. Devin Toner, a second half replacement is on the verge of becoming the province’s 20th centurion after featuring as a replacement for Roux. The Moynalvey man has featured in all three victorious Heineken Cup campaigns after making his debut in the 2005/06 campaign.
The management are hopeful of re-introducing a number of Ireland internationals from the summer tour to New Zealand, with temperatures set to hit the mid to high twenties in north east Italy at the weekend. A decision on who is likely to be in contention will be confirmed at Friday’s midday team announcement.
Ticket sales for the Aviva Stadium PRO12 clash against Munster on Saturday, 6th October are approaching the 27,500 mark.