Henshaw Returns But Sexton A Doubt

Robbie Henshaw will return to training this week as Leinster prepare for their Heineken European Champions Cup Clash with Toulouse but Johnny Sexton is now a doubt.

The out-half is rated as “50-50” due to a lower leg injury suffered in the recent defeat to Munster at Thomond Park.  Ross Byrne could start in Sexton’s place.

“Johnny has had the problem for a few days now and he hasn’t trained since picking it up in the Munster game but I would have no problem with playing Ross Byrne,” Stuart Lancaster told reporters.

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Devin Toner is another concern for the Leinster coaching staff ahead of the game at the RDS due to an ankle injury.

Henshaw suffered a hamstring injury during the warm up to the November Test victory over Argentina, and scans suggested he was facing an eight month layoff last month.

The Leinster centre had been a doubt for Ireland’s upcoming Six Nations opener against England.

The 25-year-old has now been given green light to return to training with his Province under medical supervision.