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Leinster Issue Injury Update Ahead Of Champions Cup Clash With Ulster

Leinster Injury

Leinster have issued an injury update ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Ulster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. 

The good news is that Joe Tomane, Luke McGrath, Dan Leavy and Nick McCarthy all came through the clash with Edinburgh, which was their first game back from injury, with no issues.

Ross Byrne, who was originally named in the starting XV to face Richard Cockerill’s side, will be further assessed this week on the tightness he felt in his foot during last week’s captains run.

Noel Reid will follow the Graduated Return to Play Protocols after suffering a head injury when he was tip-tackled by Fraser McKenzie in the first-half. Sean Cronin will also follow the same protocols after being removed at half time with a head injury.

Robbie Henshaw, who has yet to play a game of rugby since he started at fullback against England in the opening round of the Six Nations due to a dead leg, will increase his training load this week but remains doubtful for Saturday’s visit of Ulster.

In worse news, it has been confirmed that Josh van der Flier has been ruled out for 12 weeks after undergoing surgery on the groin injury he picked up for Ireland in the win over France.

Devin Toner and Will Connors are still ruled out through injury.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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