Leinster to be with out key gamers for Exeter match


Leinster won’t be getting a late damage increase forward of their Heineken Champions Cup match with Exeter Chiefs, with numerous their first-choice stars confirmed as ‘unavailable for choice’.

Leinster got a walkover win over Toulon after one of many French group’s gamers examined constructive for the Covid-19 forward of their scheduled ultimate 16 match final weekend within the RDS. The EPCR descision to award the sport to the blues has left Toulon livid and the Irish province with out beneficial sport time forward of the showdown with the English champions.

The province has additionally now confirmed that Eire stars James Ryan, Garry Ringrose, Caelan Doris, Will Connors and Dan Leevy won’t be out there for choice. Added to that is concern round Jamison Gibson-Park, who sustained a hamstring damage at coaching final week and “can be additional assessed this week forward of the sport”.

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There may be some excellent news in that younger prop expertise Vakh Abdaladze has recovered from a long-standing again damage and can out there for choice for the facet’s journey to Sandy Park. Elsewhere Tommy O’Brien is because of improve his coaching load this week as he continues to get well from an ankle damage.

22-year-old second row Jack Dunne sustained an ankle fracture at coaching final week and can be unavailable for 16 weeks consequently.

Unavailable for Choice: Scott Penny (hand), Jimmy O’Brien (hamstring), Garry Ringrose (ankle), Will Connors (knee), James Ryan (concussion), Rowan Osborne (hand), Adam Byrne (quad), Caelan Doris (concussion), Dan Leavy (knee), Conor O’Brien (knee) and Max Deegan (knee), Jack Dunne (ankle).

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