Nervous wait for schmidt
Joe Schmidt is facing a nervous wait to hear the extent of the damage to some of his star players after last night's damaging Magners League semi-final.
Brian O'Driscoll, Cian Healy, Mike Ross, Sean O'Brien, Isaac Boss and Richardt Strauss all departed the scene with a variety of injuries and Scmhidt will have to sweat it out until Monday before assessing the damage.
"We're going to have to wait on the four guys with scans and medicals," he said.
"After the game, there's bruising and swelling, so we need to wait until we get more clarity on Monday.
"Brian O'Driscoll came off with an uncomfortable knee, but it was functional. We'll just have to have a look at that. Richardt Strauss came off with a bit of a bump on his hip, but I'm pretty sure he's going to be okay.
"Mike Ross just got a bit of a stinger. Isaac Boss felt something in his hamstring, so we'll have a look and see how he is.
"Sean O'Brien was a blood injury, he did cramp up and we were looking to get him off at some stage. Cian is fine as well and we were probably going to sub him in any event."