After training this morning in UCD, Leinster Rugby head coach Matt O'Connor has issued an update with regard to the squad ahead of the final Champions Cup, Pool 2 game against Wasps on Saturday in the Ricoh Arena (Kick Off: 1.00pm - live on BT Sports and RTÉ Radio).
While Sean O'Brien and Cian Healy trained again this morning, given the nature of the injuries (shoulder reconstruction and a severe hamstring injury) management have decided not to risk either player this weekend and instead the next home game against the Newport Gwent Dragons on the 15th February is their focus. Similarly Rhys Ruddock and Zane Kirchner are both making good progress from arm and lower leg injuries and all going well, are also expected back for the visit of the Dragons.
Ben Te'o has taken a full part in training this week having reported discomfort to his ribs after the Guinness PRO12 game against Cardfiff Blues and is available for selection this weekend having missed last weekend's win over Castres in the RDS.
Rob Kearney, Tadhg Furlong and Michael Bent all sat out yesterday's outdoor training but returned today to full training and are also available for selection at the weekend.