Leinster welcome back Six Nations winners

Jack McGrath and Seán Cronin to sit out match against Zebre on Friday

Ireland’s Jack McGrath and Seán Cronin (left and centre) will sit out Leinster’s game against Zebre, but  Martin Moore (right) is available.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s Jack McGrath and Seán Cronin (left and centre) will sit out Leinster’s game against Zebre, but Martin Moore (right) is available. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

 

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has welcomed a number of Six Nation s winners back into his squad already ahead of the meeting with Zebre at the RDS on Friday (7.15pm).

Those who did not start in the 22-20 win over France in Paris on Saturday – other than Jack McGrath (shoulder) and Sean Cronin (neck) – trained today and reported no injuries.

Among them was Ian Madigan, who could make his 100th appearance for Leinster days after helping Ireland close out a famous Six Nations win in Paris. Eoin Reddan, Martin Moore and Jordi Murphy are also in line for an outing against the Italians.

Those who started in Paris have been given the week off, but have been given the all clear in terms of injuries, having already “reported back to the Leinster Rugby rehab team”.

A Leinster statement concluded: “Kevin McLaughlin has also resumed training after undergoing surgery for a facial injury suffered in the away victory over Cardiff and is available once again for selection, while Colm O’Shea also trained this week and is recovering well from a shoulder injury.”

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