Leinster have been dealt an injury blow with the news that loose forward Shane Jennings has been sidelined with a fractured bone in his right hand.
Jennings was one of several players to pick up injuries during last weekend's loss in Glasgow and will "miss the next few weeks", according to the Leinster medical team.
Former Wallaby winger Lote Tuqiri (hamstring strain) is making good progress and the Leinster management expect him to be in the frame for selection ahead of Friday's clash with Cardiff Blues.
It is hoped that the likes of Jamie Heaslip and Brian O'Driscoll will be available to join fellow Lions Cian Healy and Rob Kearney, who featured for the first time in this campaign last weekend.
The quartet were part of a large Leinster contingent involved in a two-day Ireland training camp in Kildare in the early part of the week.
Another international, Isaac Boss, is in line to make his 80th appearance for the province next time out.
Luke Fitzgerald and Quinn Roux have stepped up their rehabilitation in recent weeks and they could also come into the frame, while Darragh Fanning will also be available after withdrawing from the panel in Glasgow after picking up a minor knock in training. Sean O'Brien is also making good progress and should return to action in the coming weeks.