Good news on the injury front for Leinster. Jamie Heaslip has not suffured any serious damage to his shoulder.
He was forced off during their Guinness Pro 12 win over Ulster last weekend, but the province have confirmed that the injury is not as bad as first feared.
He could return to the fold for the Champions Cup clash against Castres on 17 January.
Leinster will also be boosted by the news that Rob Kearney, Eoin Reddan and Shane Jennings have all been cleared to play against Cardiff Blues this weekend.
Marty Moore is also ready to rumble after 3 months on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.