Drico will be ready to face Ulster

Concerns over Brian O’Driscoll’s fitness heading into a Lions summer were reduced yesterday following Joe Schmidt’s assertion that the centre is expected to be fit for Leinster’s RaboDirect PRO12 final against Ulster tomorrow week.

O’Driscoll, pictured, will miss tonight’s Amlin Challenge Cup final against Stade Francais at the RDS after failing a fitness test due to a back spasm but Schmidt insisted he “wouldn’t have too many concerns” about his availability in eight days time.

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