Backs coach Felipe Contepomi has given a squad update ahead of Leinster Rugby’s PRO14 meeting with Cheetahs on Friday (KO 7.35pm).

Second-row Mick Kearney will be assessed this week after picking up a shoulder injury in Friday’s 59-19 over Southern Kings.

Also being assessed is Rhys Ruddock who is recovering from a hamstring injury.

Joe Tomane (hamstring), Luke McGrath (knee) and Dan Leavy (calf) are all set to progress their injury rehabilitation this week but remain unavailable for selection.

Will Connors (ACL) and Nick McCarthy (foot) both returned to on-field running last week and will be increasing their work load this week.

Devin Toner (ankle) remains unavailable after sustaining an injury on international duty.