Fears over the injuries to James Ryan and Tadhg Furlong ahead of the Six Nations have been somewhat allayed, with Leinster saying the pair could be in contention to play this week.

Ryan was a late withdrawal from the side that secured a record-breaking victory against Montpellier last Sunday, after picking up a hamstring injury in the captain's run.

Furlong started the game, but was withdrawn with a calf problem in the opening half.

And while Leinster are yet to reveal the extent of the damage to both players, early indications are that neither player will be sidelined for significant time.

They could even be passed fit for Leinster's final Heineken Champions Cup pool A game away to Bath on Saturday, with the province saying a decision on their availability will be made later in the week.

Jordan Larmour will also be assessed throughout the week, having suffered a dead leg in the 89-7 win at the RDS.

Dave Kearney, who is yet to play this season following ankle and back injuries, is set to increase his training load this week as he nears a return to action.

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