After training in UCD yesterday afternoon, Leinster Rugby coach Matt O’Connor issued a squad update ahead of Friday’s game against the Ospreys in the Guinness PRO12 (Kick Off: 7.35pm).

Ben Marshall who withdrew from the game against Zebre last weekend in the warm up has returned to training this week and is available for selection. Ben rolled his ankle in the warm up and has recovered sufficiently. 

Richardt Strauss, Tom Denton and Noel Reid have all come through the return to play protocols and have resumed full training this week, albeit that Richardt is with the Irish squad in Carton House. All three are available for selection for Leinster and in Richardt’s case, for Ireland, this weekend. 

Shane Jennings was replaced by Ross Molony in the second half with a shoulder injury but is available for selection and Zane Kirchner, who was also replaced in the second half, came through his first game back from injury with no issues and is again available for selection. 

Finally, Rhys Ruddock has trained as normal this week and is available for selection for the game on Friday evening. 

The Leinster team to face the Ospreys will be announced on Thursday at midday at

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