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Conway, Auva'a expected to be fit for Leinster

The Heineken Cup champions say they have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s Pro12 game against Benneton Treviso.

Ouch: Andrew Conway is treated for an eye injury
Ouch: Andrew Conway is treated for an eye injury
Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

LEINSTER HAVE REPORTED no fresh injury concerns following their RaboDirect Pro12 win against the Dragons in Dublin.

With Isaac Boss (elbow) and Dominic Ryan (ankle) joining a growing injury list last week, the latest clean bill of health will come as a relief to coach Joe Schmidt as he looks to build on the province’s first points of the season.

Andrew Conway, one of five try scorers in Saturday’s 45-25 win, required stitches to a cut over his right eye but is expected to be available when Leinster travel to Benneton Treviso this weekend, as is back row Leo Auva’a.

Auva’a was substituted late on against the Dragons with a knee injury but was cleared to take part in training this afternoon.

Leinster also confirmed that they hope to have a number of Ireland internationals available again for Saturday’s game in the Stadio di Monigo. Under the terms of the IRFU’s player management programme, players who were involved in the national team’s summer tour of New Zealand have not been available for the opening games of the new season.

A decision on who is likely to be in contention will be confirmed at Friday’s midday team announcement, Leinster said.

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