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Ireland stars back in for Leinster

Updated: Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 17:37 | Comments

Ian Madigan (L), Sean Cronin and Fergus McFadden (R) celebrate with the Six Nations trophy
Ian Madigan (L), Sean Cronin and Fergus McFadden (R) celebrate with the Six Nations trophy

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Leinster coach Matt O'Connor today welcomed back some of his players involved with Ireland at the weekend as the team trained ahead of the visit of Zebre to the RDS.

The Blues host the Italians this Friday in the RaboDirect PRO12 (Live on RTE Two, kick off 7.15pm).
 
Ian Madigan – who is in line to win his 100th Leinster cap if selected – Fergus McFadden, Eoin Reddan, Martin Moore and Jordi Murphy all trained and reported no ill effects from their exertions at the weekend but Jack McGrath (shoulder) and Sean Cronin (neck) sat out the session with minor knocks.
 
The rest of the Leinster players that started in Paris have the week off and are expected back in next Monday ahead of the visit of Munster to the Aviva on Saturday 29 March.

However all have reported back to the Leinster Rugby rehab team and there are no injury concerns to report.
 
Kevin McLaughlin has also resumed training after undergoing surgery for a facial injury suffered in the away victory over Cardiff and is available once again for selection, while Colm O'Shea also trained this week and is recovering well from a shoulder injury.

Live television coverage of Leinster v Zebre from 19:00 on Friday 21 March on RTÉ Two and RTÉ.ie (Ireland only).

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