Rob Kearney and Heaslip out of Leinster’s South Africa trip
Ireland duo both ruled out of Pro 14 fixtures against the Cheetahs and Southern Kings
Rob Kearney has been ruled out of Leinster’s two-match trip to South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho
Heaslip continues to rehab following a lower back injury from last season, while Kearney was withdrawn at half time against Cardiff Blues on Friday with a hamstring problem and will not play any part in Leinster’s two games on the road against the Kings and Cheetahs.
There was better news for Irish winger Dave Kearney, who has recovered from a knee injury that kept him out of the match against Dragons. Kearney, like backrow Jordi Murphy, was involved on match day against Cardiff in an extended squad. Both players will be considered to travel with the 28-man South African party.
Mc Fadden picked up a pre-season calf injury against Bath, while Carbery also had issues with a tight calf in the same match.