Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of Friday’s Guinness PRO14 Semi-Final against Munster Rugby in the Aviva Stadium (kick off: 7.35pm – live on Eir Sport and RTÉ Radio Sport).

Rhys Ruddock came through the game against Ulster Rugby with no issues following his return from a quadriceps injury and is expected to be available for selection this week against Munster Rugby.

 There was also an update on Tadhg Furlong who will be reviewed further this week regarding involvement on Friday following his return from a back injury.

Ahead of the game against Ulster Rugby there was the welcome sight of James Ryan and Dan Leavy taking part in the warm-up and Cullen confirmed that both have recovered from shoulder and knee injuries respectively but that they will both be assessed further this week in training before a final decision is made.

There was also positive news for Fergus McFadden who has started running as he steps up his rehabilitation from a calf injury, although the game on Friday is too soon for him.

 There was no new injury update on Vakh Abdaladze (back), Dave Kearney (hamstring), Conor O’Brien (hamstring) and Adam Byrne (hamstring).

The Leinster Rugby team, as sponsored by Bank of Ireland, to face Munster Rugby will be named on Thursday at midday on leinsterrugby.ie