Big guns to bolster Leinster

Tue, 01 Jan 2013 11:07
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Leinster are set to be boosted by a number of internationals ahead of Friday's trip to face Edinburgh in Murrayfield in the Pro12.

Leinster are set to be boosted by a number of internationals ahead of Friday's trip to face Edinburgh in Murrayfield in the Pro12.

Andrew Conway received a dead leg when competing for a ball in the air during Saturday's victory over Connacht but it is anticipated that he will be fit to train during the week and available for the trip to Edinburgh.

Richardt Strauss is expected to return to the fray over the coming weeks and Shane Jennings, who was a late withdrawal from Saturday's line-up due to illness, is expected to return.

Jennings could be joined by a number of other Ireland internationals - such as Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien and Jonathan Sexton - who were unavailable last weekend.

Kevin McLaughlin, meanwhile, was rested as a precaution after sustaining a shoulder knock against Ulster the previous weekend and is also expected to be in the mix.

There are no other fresh injury concerns for the province and the management are hopeful that Ireland trio Luke Fitzgerald, Rob Kearney and Brian O'Driscoll - who continue to make positive strides in their respective rehabilitation programmes - will come into the frame this week ahead of Thursday's team announcement.

Isa Nacewa is also set to return either this week or next after suffering deep tissue bruising to his arm in the recent Round Four European Cup clash against Clermont.

In a further boost, second row Mark Flanagan - who has been unavailable since undergoing a back operation in July - is set to be available for Clontarf in the AIL this weekend away to St. Mary's College.

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Team P W D L Pts
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Ulster 13 8 1 4 40
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Treviso 13 6 0 7 29
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Kings 11 0 0 10 4