Leinster quartet back in contention


Rugby: Leinster have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Heineken Cup third round clash with Clermont Auvergne at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Sunday (4pm).

The province are also in a position to welcome back Isaac Boss, Jason Harris-Wright, Cian Healy and Jamie Heaslip after the quartet missed the 17-17 Magners League draw with the Scarlets on Friday night.

Brian O’Driscoll remains a concern, however, after he suffered a hairline fracture of the jaw in Ireland’s win over Argentina.

His condition is “being monitored on an ongoing basis and a decision on his availability” will be made on Friday, along with the team announcement.

It appears likely, however, that he will sit this one out in the hope of being available for the return fixture at the Aviva Stadium on December 18th.

Leinster lead Clermont by four points at the top of Pool 2 after wins over Racing Métro-92 and Saracens in October.