11 Dec, 16:22
Anticipation is building in the Munster camp ahead of the second half of the crucial Heineken Cup double-header against Perpignan.
He was back for their next Heineken Cup outing against Ospreys and has been an ever present since with 208 Munster caps to his credit.
He was repalced in the game against Leinster when his hamstring tightened and though he did some running earlier in the week and thought he'd be able to travel to France that hope faded as the week went on.
He is expected to be in contention for a return to action when Edinburgh visit next weekend.