Connacht Rugby has confirmed that "a number" of their players have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of their game against Leinster on Saturday.

It means that both squads have cases ahead of the Guinness Pro14 clash at the RDS.

The western province said that additional tests, on top of their usual PCR allocation, were carried out after some members of their squad presented with what they called "minor symptoms."

RTÉ Sport understands that six players are involved and that they are now self-isolating but the province confirmed that the game in Dublin will go ahead as planned.

Last week, Leinster's game with Munster was postponed after the province required further investigation of their own PCR testing.

Andy Friend earlier named his starting team for the game in Dublin.