Leinster have not played a game of any kind in over a month since beating Bath in their Heineken Champions Cup opener on December 11th, and in the build-up to Sunday's scheduled meeting with Montpellier at the RDS (kick-off 1pm) there has been another minor Covid scare in their camp.
The province have confirmed that there are currently two players in isolation due to Covid-19, one as a close contact, following the latest round of PCR testing carried out at Leinster yesterday.
Montpellier were awarded a 28-0 bonus point win after an outbreak of Covid in Leinster’s ranks for their round two game while the French side have only played one game in the last month; a Covid outbreak having forced the postponement of their last two Top 14 matches.
There was also further disappointing news concerning Dan Leavy. The flanker underwent a procedure to stabilise a fracture in his wrist last week and will be unavailable for at least two months. Conor O'Brien (hamstring), Dave Kearney (back) and Michael Milne (calf) all remain sidelined.