Speaking to the media today, Senior coach Stuart Lancaster issued an injury update ahead of Leinster Rugby’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Cheetahs at the RDS Arena (KO 2.30pm).

Positive news for the province is that Barry Daly (knee) and Michael Bent (calf) have both returned to full rugby training and will be monitored through the week ahead of team selection.

Daly last appeared in the pre-season friendly against Canada while Bent has been absent since the 23-10 win over Glasgow Warriors in November.

There is no further update on Ed Byrne (neck), Rory O’Loughlin (shoulder), Vakh Abdaladze (back), Jack Conan (foot) and Dan Leavy (knee).