Dave Kearney knows he’ll need to be patient as he aims to get a place in the Leinster XV.
The winger has been desperately unlucky with injuries. After almost 5 months out with a shoulder issue he returned only to damage his toe.
In his absence both Adam Byrne and Rory O’Loughlin have impressed for Leinster.
Kearney knows he’ll need to bide his time if he’s to return to the starting line-up:
“You just got to train and get back on the pitch while getting used to everything again, get used to the calls.
“With my first injury I missed training for 15 weeks, I just have to get back into the swing of things.
“You just got to be patient as well, you’re going to get a chance you just have to wait for it. It may not be the first week you’re back.”
Kearney believes it's too soon to start heaping praise on Leinster.
The Blues remain top of the Guinness Pro 12 after a win last weekend away to Ospreys; they're also one win away from the Champions Cup final.
They face Clermont in the semi-final of the competition; they’re also on course for a home semi-final in the Guinness Pro 12.
But Kearney says the pats on the back could turn to kicks in the arse if they don't win anything:
“All the work we’ve done so far means nothing unless we win silverware and have something to back it up.
"We’ve got a really tough run in, Ospreys, Connacht, Glasgow, Ulster, Clermont we’ve some really tough games there, we’re going to need a full squad for that."