James Lowe and Scott Fardy due to face Wasps
Gibson-Park injury means Leinster can include both southern hemisphere players
James Lowe scored two tries against Munster and looks set to start in the Champions Cup next weekend. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho
The Kiwi scrumhalf, who becomes Irish qualified before the 2019 World Cup, “rolled his ankle” during Saturday’s 30-22 victory over Munster and needed to be replaced by Luke McGrath on 54 minutes.
McGrath is almost certain to start against Wasps on Friday at the RDS, in the opening Champions Cup fixture, with Nick McCarthy or Hugh O’Sullivan set to deputise.
Lowe, outstanding against Munster when scoring two tries, would be retained at left wing, despite Jordan Larmour’s return from a hip complaint, while Fardy is a more difficult decision as James Ryan and Devin Toner could be the Ireland second row in November.
Fardy played most of his international rugby for Australia at blindside but he was sanctioned by the IRFU to specifically play lock.