Injury worries for Leinster ahead of PRO12 final

The Leinster management must contend with a number of injuries arising from Friday's Amlin Challenge Cup victory, as they prepare for Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 final in the RDS against Ulster (4.45pm).

Injury worries for Leinster ahead of PRO12 final

The Leinster management must contend with a number of injuries arising from Friday's Amlin Challenge Cup victory, as they prepare for Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 final in the RDS against Ulster (4.45pm).

Sean O'Brien (bruised knee) and Fergus McFadden (neck) are injury concerns for the province as they prepare for the final game of the season.

Ireland hooker Richardt Strauss (shoulder) was replaced late on having previously come on for Sean Cronin but the medical team are hopeful that he will be available.

Aside from the usual bumps and bruises, the province expect to be in a position to call on Brian O'Driscoll (back) for Saturday's final, while a number of players who were rested after a rigorous last few weeks - including the likes of wing forward Kevin McLaughlin - could also come back into the frame.

Isa Nacewa and Jonathan Sexton will play their final games for Leinster ahead of their summer departures while Sexton passed the 1,000 point milestone following his 14 point haul against Stade Français at the weekend.

Friday's game also saw Dave Kearney successfully return following his five week absence.

The Leinster team to face Ulster will be named at lunchtime on Friday.

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