Sexton nearing Leinster return
April 8, 2013
Jonathan Sexton could face Munster this weekend © Getty Images
Leinster's fly-half Jonathan Sexton could make his return from injury against Munster on Saturday.
The news is likely to interest British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland with Sexton widely regarded to be in the running to feature for the tourists against the Wallabies this summer.
Sexton has been out of action since Ireland's Six Nations round two match against England in February during which he suffered a hamstring injury.
Ireland hoped that Sexton would play some part in the championship but he then suffered a tendon tear in his foot during training. This prolonged his time on the sidelines but Leinster claim that he has "stepped up his rehabilitation in recent days" and is in the mix to face Munster, who booked their place in the Heineken Cup semi-finals with a commanding win over Harlequins on Sunday, this weekend.
Centre Brian O'Driscoll is also available with his suspension for stamping while on Six Nations duty now at an end.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Huw Richards assesses where Wales are after a mixed Six Nations, with front row seats still very much available for the World Cup
John Mitchell lapped up the action on 'Sensational Saturday' - but warns not to expect a repeat come Rugby World Cup time later this year
Craig Dowd warns England, Ireland and Wales they should play to their strengths rather than those of the All Blacks and the Wallabies
Tom Hamilton runs the rule over just where the six countries stand ahead of the global gathering in September