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Friday 20 October 2017

Leinster’s Jordi Murphy ruled out of Ulster clash as big name internationals return

Jordi Murphy, Leinster, is tackled by Niko Matawalu, Glasgow Warriors.
Jordi Murphy, Leinster, is tackled by Niko Matawalu, Glasgow Warriors.

LEINSTER’s Jordi Murphy has been ruled out of this Saturday’s interprovincial clash with Ulster with a hand injury.

The giant back-row forward has been in fine form in recent weeks but will not play at the RDS this weekend.

Murphy is the only injury concern for Leinster after Saturday’s bruising top of the table encounter with the Glasgow Warriors.

David Kearney received on field attention for a dislocated finger but the Louth native  finished the game and is expected to be joined in the panel this week by his elder brother Rob and several other Ireland internationals whose return to provincial action were managed last week.

Amongst the possible returnees for Saturday's interprovincial derby are Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien and Mike Ross while Fergus McFadden may return from the rib injury he sustained against France in the Six Nations.

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