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Madigan to hit his century

LEINSTER coach Matt O'Connor will be able to call on Ireland out-half Ian Madigan to make his 100th appearance for his province against Zebre in the PRO12 League at the RDS on Friday night, writes Des Berry.

Utility back Fergus McFadden, scrum-half Eoin Reddan, prop Martin Moore and back rower Jordi Murphy were also released to train yesterday. However, Jack McGrath (shoulder) and Seán Cronin (neck) sat out the session with minor knocks and will be assessed again today, with all the Irish squad given the week off to recover from the Six Nations.


Kevin McLaughlin has made a double-quick recovery from facial surgery to be in the frame against Zebre, while centre Colm O'Shea also trained after a shoulder injury.