Robin McBryde provided updates on Dan Leavy and Jordan Larmour when he spoke to the media on a video call from Leinster Rugby HQ on Monday.

The assistant coach was previewing Friday’s Guinness PRO14 meeting with Zebre at the RDS Arena when he was asked about the status of Leavy.

The openside flanker has been out with a serious knee injury since the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Ulster back in March 2019.

“He took a full part in training today,” McBryde said.

“We’re just monitoring how he goes. But he’s had a pretty bumpy journey to get back to full fitness. Little things have cropped up, unfortunately for Dan, but he’s kept himself in a very positive mindset throughout. And, like I say, he took a full part in the training session today.”

McBryde was also asked how Leinster will manage without Larmour for the months ahead after it was confirmed the St Andrew’s College man will be out for up to 16 weeks following a procedure on a dislocated shoulder.

“Obviously, it’s bad news. It comes with the profession, unfortunately, injuries. There’s never an ideal time to get one. But from a coaching point of view, you’ve always got to look at it as an opportunity for somebody else to step in and make a name for themselves.

“As much as we can feel for Jordan and his injury and wish him a speedy recovery, we’re obviously looking to give somebody else an opportunity and hope that somebody takes it with both hands.”