Wednesday 21 August 2019

Jamison Gibson-Park and Josh van der Flier get all clear for Leinster's Pro14 semi-final clash

Jamison Gibson-Park
Jamison Gibson-Park
David Kelly

David Kelly

Jamison Gibson-Park and Josh van der Flier are both available to feature in Leinster's Guinness PRO 14 semi-final clash with Munster once they complete a full week's training as Leo Cullen prepares to make changes to the battered and bruised side defeated in last weekend's Champions Cup final.

However, there are no new injury concerns emanating from Saturday's 20-10 defeat to Saracens which, given the extraordinary ferocity of that affair, is quite remarkable. However, prudence, and the prospect of a final should they defeat their Irish rivals this weekend, will demand that changes are made.

Van der Flier has made a miraculous comeback from a groin operation undertaken during the Six Nations campaign, after which he wasn't expected to play again this season. Gibson-Park had been missing with hamstring trouble which eliminated him from the final stages of Leinster's European title defence.

Joe Tomane picked up a hamstring strain in training last week and will be unavailable for selection this week as a result.

Saturday's RDS clash (kick-off 2.30) will have an 18,977 capacity after extra seating was allocated but Leinster confirmed this morning that the game is a sell-out.

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