Sunday 26 January 2020

Sean O'Brien and Fergus McFadden major injury concerns ahead of Rabo decider

Sean O'Brien, Fergus McFadden and Richardt Strauss are in a race against time to be fit for Leinster's Rabodirect Pro12 final against Ulster on Saturday.

Sean O'Brien suffered a bruised knee, while Fergus McFadden is nursing a sore neck following Leinster's Amlin Challenge Cup triumph on Friday night against Stade Francais.

Richardt Strauss was substituted in the 34-13 win over Stade on Friday because of a shoulder injury having come on for Sean Cronin but is expected to be fit.

Leinster are hoping that Brian O'Driscoll will have recovered from the back spasm he suffered against Glasgow in the Rabo semi-final and will be available for selection.

Dave Kearney also returns to fold after being sidelined for five weeks after the infamous Paul O'Connell incident in Thomond Park.

Saturday's game will the final time that Isa Nacewa and Jonathan sexton don the Leinster blue.

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