Matt Healy returns to Connacht training following hand injury

Meanwhile, internationals linking up from the Ireland squad have been given a week's break

Matt Healy

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Matt Healy has been 'integrated fully' into team training this week ahead of Connacht's clash with Italian side Benetton Treviso this weekend.

Healy suffered a hand injury against Edinburgh at the end of September, but returns to full team training ahead of this Saturday's Pro12 clash.

International players Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Kieran Marmion and Niyi Adeolokun are all on a week's break following their return from the national team following a promising November Test Series.

Joe Schmidt's side notched wins against Canada, New Zealand and Australia and brought some more inexperienced players into the team as injuries mounted toward the end of November.

Eoin Griffin has undergone surgery for a chest muscle injury sustained in a club game with Buccaneers RFC and is due to return in March 2017.

Tom McCartney, Denis Buckley, Nepia Fox Matamua and John Cooney are all healthy after last weekend's victory over Cardiff. Craig Ronaldson, meanwhile, is waiting on the results of a scan against after suffering a thigh injury.