The Leinster Rugby coaching staff have issued an injury update ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Leicester Tigers at Mattioli Woods Welford Road (KO 5.30pm – LIVE on BT Sport).

The full squad have now returned from South Africa and will begin their preparation for Saturday at the province’s base in UCD.

Head coach Leo Cullen is pleased to have both Ryan Baird and Rónan Kelleher back in full training this week for the last eight clash.

Baird has recovered from a back injury picked up on international duty while Kelleher was a late withdrawal from the squad against Cell C Sharks with a shoulder knock.

Max Deegan (shoulder) will be further assessed this week before a final decision is made on his availability to face Leicester.

Cullen will be without hooker James Tracy who is ruled out with a neck injury.

There are no further updates on:

Dave Kearney (hamstring) and Will Connors (knee)