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Sexton: Return of star trio the perfect tonic

JOHNNY SEXTON believes that Brian O'Driscoll, Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald couldn't have picked a better moment to return to turbo-charge Leinster's season.

"The lads were all looking really sharp in training and just having them back in the mix has given everyone a lift," said Sexton.

Leinster warm-up for their Heineken Cup do or die tussle with the Scarlets next week with a Rabo Pro-Direct clash against Edinburgh at the RDS tonight and Sexton (above) is hoping for a big impact from the returning star trio.

"We've missed them around the place and their quality on the pitch can give us an important boost as we face into this big month," he said.

"I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks because they're going to go a long way to defining our season," added Sexton.