Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy are doubts for Ireland’s Six Nations encounter with France but there is more positive news on the fitness of Joey Carbery and Andrew Conway.
The versatile Henshaw missed the victories over Scotland and Italy due to a dead leg and may not feature against Les Bleus in Dublin on Sunday.
Henshaw is not recovering as quickly as anticipated and the 25-year-old will continue his rehabilitation this week.
Fly-half Carbery is on the mend after suffering a hamstring injury, while Conway – who came off the bench in an unconvincing win over Italy last time out – has recovered from cramp.
Flanker Leavy has been out since December with a calf strain and will not join in with full training in the early part of the week.
France head coach Jacques Brunel on Tuesday named an unchanged matchday squad for the clash at the Aviva Stadium.
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