Leinster have been dealt a blow today with the news that Adam Byrne has been ruled out for the remainder of the season as the Blues go in search of another domestic and European double.
The flying winger has been in and out of the first XV this season but seemed to be finding form at the right time when he was given the nod to start against Ulster in the Champions Cup quarter-final clash at the Aviva Stadium in March.
Byrne put in an excellent shift, scoring a decisive try and his aerial battle with Jacob Stockdale on the day was a sight to behold and played a major part in the tense encounter being so entertaining.
The winger suffered a quad injury in Leinster’s recent defeat to Glasgow which initially ruled him out of Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final clash with Toulouse but the province confirmed on Tuesday that Byrne is set to miss the remainder of the season.
Meanwhile, Sean Cronin was withdrawn from the action with a calf injury after 30 minutes on Sunday and Leinster have also confirmed that the hooker will miss this Saturday’s encounter with Ulster in Belfast.
Flanker, Rhys Ruddock was a late withdrawal from the starting XV to take on Toulouse after falling ill the day prior. The club confirmed that Ruddock has entered into the Graduated Return to Play protocol and is ruled out of a return in this weekend’s final round of Guinness PRO 14 action.
The club also confirmed that Johnny Sexton came through Sunday’s game unscathed.