Ringrose and Healy back in training for Leinster
Garry Ringrose and Cian Healy are back in complete training with Leinster after recuperating from injuries sustained throughout the Six Countries.
Centre Ringrose broke his finger in Ireland’s opening win over Scotland while prop Healy hurt his hip in the third-round defeat to England, which turned out to be the nation’s last game before the coronavirus pandemic halted the competition.
Both players would have been uncertain to figure in the remaining components against Italy and France however may now get that opportunity later in the year.
Leinster, along with Munster, returned to group training in their high efficiency centre in UCD the other day after over 3 months away.
The Pro14 season has been abridged, with just 2 rounds of local derbies in each nation now remaining. Leinster will face Munster at the Aviva Stadium in their very first video game back on 22 August and Ulster a week later prior to a semi-final likely to be versus Munster or Edinburgh on 5 September.
Conor O’Brien (hamstring) and Vakh Abdaladze (back) are also back completely training while Dan Leavy is in the final stages of his running rehab following the double cruciate-ligament knee injury that saw him miss out on last autumn’s World Cup.
Winger James Lowe has returned house to New Zealand for individual factors, and on his return will follow all Government health recommendations and standards around quarantine or seclusion.
Lowe spoke to New Zealand media this week about the prospect of wearing the green jersey once his 3 years of residency (given that altered to 5) are total in November.
” Not in my wildest dreams could I have actually ever thought about wearing the three-leaf clover,” he informed 1News.
” If the chance comes, totally I’m going to give it my all.”
Lowe said playing in the Six Countries would be a specific adventure.
” It’s so intense, packed-out arenas, people sobbing during anthems. It’s crazy to watch.”