Leinster sweat over test flyhalves' fitness

Leinster sweat over test flyhalves' fitness

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is sweating on the fitness of both Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne for Friday's Champions Cup last-16 clash with Toulon.

Johnny Sexton has entered the Graduated Return to Play Protocols and will be assessed as the week progresses and Ross Byrne will also require further assessment after he took a knock to his knee against Munster. 

If the pair are to miss the clash against Toulon, Cullen does have Cian Frawley and Harry Byrne at his disposal, however, Garry Ringrose (ankle), Will Connors (knee), James Ryan (concussion), Rowan Osborne (hand), Jimmy O’Brien (hamstring), Tommy O’Brien (ankle), Adam Byrne (quad), Caelan Doris (concussion), Dan Leavy (knee), Conor O’Brien (knee) and Max Deegan (knee) have all been ruled out.

Scott Penny has been ruled out of the Toulon game having sustained an injury to his hand against Ospreys. Vakh Abdaladze will again look to increase his involvement in team training this week as he continues to recover from a long-standing back injury

Finally, there is positive news for winger Cian Kelleher who has recovered from his hamstring injury and is due to train this week.

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