Henshaw may return for Champions Cup semi-final

Robbie Henshaw could make a surprise return for Leinster in Saturday's Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets.

The 24-year-old centre dislocated his shoulder during Ireland's Six Nations victory over Italy in February, but his recovery is ahead of schedule.

Henshaw took full part in the pre-match warm-up on Saturday, while Sean O'Brien and scrum half Luke McGrath are in a race to be fit after their shoulder and ankle issues.

O’Brien bagged 40 minutes on his return on Saturday and Leo Cullen afterwards said that, while the flanker came off at the break feeling sore in the joint, his minutes were being managed.

Jack Conan needs to get back training to have any chance, but Rhys Ruddock is almost certainly out of contention.

The province are due to issue an injury update later today.

More in this Section

Football rumours from the media

Karolina Pliskova stuns Serena Williams in thrilling comeback at Australian Open

‘We pray for positive news’

Barr approaching 2019 season in confident mood


Failed at your resolutions already? Here’s why you should be setting goals instead

As Sarah Michelle Gellar tries Tabata for the first time, what is this 4-minute workout?

Liechtenstein turns 300 – 7 reasons to make this alpine micro-state your next destination

Specs in focus: A nostalgic look back at how glasses became a centrepiece of style

More From The Irish Examiner