Rugby: Ian Madigan in search of 100th Leinster cap at RDS on Friday

Coach Matt O’Connor has  welcomed back some of the Leinster players involved with Ireland at the weekend as the team trained in UCD ahead of the visit of Zebre to the RDS, this Friday in the RaboDirect PRO12 (KO: 7.15pm).

Ian Madigan – who is in line to win his 100th Leinster cap on Friday if selected – Fergus McFadden, Eoin Reddan, Martin Moore and Jordi Murphy all trained and reported no ill effects from their exertions at the weekend but Jack McGrath (shoulder) and Sean Cronin (neck) sat out the session with minor knocks.

The rest of the Leinster players that started in Paris have the week off and are expected back in next Monday ahead of the visit of Munster to the Aviva on Saturday, 29th March 2014. However all have reported back to the Leinster Rugby rehab team and there are no injury concerns to report.

Kevin McLaughlin has also resumed training after undergoing surgery for a facial injury suffered in the away victory over Cardiff and is available once again for selection, while Colm O’Shea also trained this week and is recovering well from a shoulder injury.