The Irish Independent report that Leinster will hope to have injured quartet of Dan Leavy, Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Isa Nacewa fit for action ahead of their PRO 14 final against Welsh side Scarlets on Saturday afternoon. However, some bad news is the injured Robbie Henshaw is not expected to feature once again due to a knee injury.
Leinster seen off Munster narrowly at the weekend in a game that seen Nacewa leave the field at half time. Leinster rugby according to the Independent say that he has a calf injury, however, he is also be dealing with a knee injury, James Lowe said after the game that Nacewa was playing on one leg. Johnny Sexton hurt his calf in training, after damaging his groin in the Racing Metro game. Rob Kearney was described as banged up, however he acted as a water boy in the game at the weekend versus Munster. Dan Leavy reported a tight hamstring in the win over Racing Metro in the Champions Cup final, but he is also.
In other news, Dave Kearney is fit and in contention for a place in the side, but Leinster will be without Fergus McFadden, Sean O’Brien, Josh Van Der Flier and Cathal Marsh who are all long-term absentees due to injuries. John Fogarty a member of the Leinster backroom team said’’ Isa is sore at the moment but we’re hopeful that he can get himself through the week and out onto the field,” scrum coach John Fogarty said. He’s obviously very important to us on the field but spiritually, to the group, he’s extremely important and everyone is pulling for him to get on the field. We’re hopeful he gets there’’. Speaking regarding Robbie Henshaw’s injury Fogarty said It’s doubtful Robbie is going to get there but we’ll do our best to get them all on the field if we can. It’s probably a little bit optimistic (to think that Henshaw will play). Of all of them, he’s the one that is pretty doubtful’’
Leinster play Scarlets on Sunday in what promises to be an exciting game.