Munster say that they expect Paul O"Connell and Donncha O"Callaghan to be available for this weekend"s Heineken Cup clash with Edinburgh at Thomond Park.
The second-row pair both sat-out training this morning, but should be available for the province"s first home game in Pool 1 while Felix Jones is also in contention to play.
Ronan O"Gara has been ruled-out already with a hamstring injury, while Keith Earls is making good progress in his recovery from a groin tear but he also remains out of action.
After Edinburgh suffered a heavy defeat to Saracens in their opening game, Munster head coach Rob Penney expects an extra edge to this weekend"s game...
Lance Armstrong has stepped down as the chairman of his Livestrong charity.
The disgraced former cyclist has also lost his lucrative sponsorship contract with Nike in the wake of allegations that he was using performance enhancing substances throughout the majority of his career.
Last week, the US Anti-Doping Agency released a detailed report that accused of Armstrong of leading the most "sophisticated and successful" doping programme sport has ever seen.
There"s just half an hour to kick-off in Warsaw, where England will be taking-on Poland in their rescheduled World Cup qualifier.
After last night"s match was post-poned due to a waterlogged pitch, England manager Roy Hodgson has named the same starting side for today"s match.
Meanwhile, the English FA says that it wants UEFA to "take the strongest possible action" against anyone found guilty of violence or racist abuse in Serbia last night.
The aftermath of England"s Under-21 play-off victory was marred by a mass confrontation between players and staff.
England"s Danny Rose was sent off for his reaction for what he felt was racial abuse from fans.
But the Serbian FA says he behaved in an "inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar manner" towards their supporters.
Today"s race card in Punchestown has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.
Course officials will hold another inspection at 8am in the morning with regard to tomorrow"s meeting.