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O'Driscoll looks good for Exeter

THE Leinster management were said to be "confident" about Brian O'Driscoll playing against Exeter Chiefs in round six of the Heineken Cup at Sandy Park on Saturday evening.

O'Driscoll went for a scan on his right ankle on Sunday and will have a limited participation at training during the week.

Fergus McFadden is possibly the biggest doubt, his typically committed attitude leading to the weight of a Scarlets player hitting the outside of his knee.

The explosive nature of Cian Healy in the first-half earned him a seat on the bench for the second on Saturday, pulled out to save his lungs for Exeter. Fly-half Jonathan Sexton will play through the pain barrier from a banged up body.

Kevin McLaughlin (shoulder), hooker Richardt Strauss (knee) will be available for selection, while Isa Nacewa showed no ill-effects from a forearm injury.

There was also an eye-catching return by Dave Kearney from his quad injury in the British & Irish Cup on Saturday. He could be next in line of McFadden or O'Driscoll fail to make it.