Strauss sidelined for four weeks

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:27
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Ireland hooker Richardt Strauss is the latest Leinster casualty following last Saturday's European Cup clash against Clermont at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland hooker Richardt Strauss is the latest Leinster casualty following last Saturday's European Cup clash against Clermont at the Aviva Stadium.

On Sunday afternoon, South African-born Strauss underwent a scan on a medial ligament injury he picked up in the opening moments of the Round Four tie and is expected to be out for approximately four weeks.

Flank Shane Jennings damaged his shoulder against the Pool Five leaders and was replaced by Jordi Murphy in the final quarter.

Jennings will be monitored by the province's medical team and is considered a doubt for Friday's clash with Ulster along with versatile back Isa Nacewa who suffered deep bruising to his arm.

David Kearney, who replaced Nacewa during the second half, returned for the province on Saturday after his recent quad strain.

The inter-provincial encounter with league leaders Ulster could come a week or two too soon for Luke Fitzgerald, who has stepped up his rehabilitation programme this week.

But it is hoped that the Ireland international could return to the frame for either the home game against Connacht at the RDS on Saturday, December 29 or for the Edinburgh match away at Murrayfield the following week.

There was good news for the province with Eoin O'Malley successfully coming through his first outing of the season in the province's 44-13 British and Irish Cup win over Jersey on Sunday afternoon. The centre will potentially come into the frame this week.

In a further fitness boost, hooker Aaron Dundon and flank Dominic Ryan both came through their second successive games for the 'A' team on Sunday after their recent long-term spells on the sidelines.

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 27 November 2015
Leinster v Ulster 19h35 RDS Arena
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 19h35 true
Edinburgh v Dragons 19h35 BT Murrayfield
Northampton Saints v Gloucester 19h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 28 November 2015
Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins 15h00 Sandy Park
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Saracens v Worcester Warriors 15h15 Twickenham
Munster v Connacht 17h15 Thomond Park
London Irish v Wasps 17h30 Twickenham
Sun, 29 November 2015
Scarlets v Zebre 14h30 Parc y Scarlets
Leicester Tigers v Bath 15h00 Welford Road
Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
Saracens 2 2 0 0 9
Toulouse 2 1 0 1 4
Oyonnax 1 0 0 1 1
Ulster 1 0 0 1 0
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Ospreys 2 1 0 1 6
Clermont Auvergne 1 1 0 0 5
Exeter Chiefs 2 1 0 1 5
Bordeaux 1 0 0 1 0
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Northampton Saints 2 2 0 0 8
Racing Metro 1 1 0 0 5
Scarlets 2 0 0 2 1
Glasgow Warriors 1 0 0 1 0
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Leicester Tigers 2 2 0 0 10
Munster 1 1 0 0 5
Stade Francais 1 0 0 1 0
Treviso 2 0 0 2 0
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Wasps 2 2 0 0 9
Bath 1 1 0 0 4
Leinster 2 0 0 2 1
Toulon 1 0 0 1 0