Adeolokun and Dillane return to training ahead of Champions Cup play-off game

Connacht travel to Northampton for a spot in next year's European club competition

Niyi Adeolokun

Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Connacht have been handed a boost ahead of their Champions Cup play-off clash with Northampton this weekend, with Niyi Adeolokun and Ultan Dillane integrating into team training this week.

The pair have been missing with hamstring and shoulder injuries respectively, but could feature in the semi-final in Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday at 4pm.

Matt Healy is another who will return to training as he continues to recover from a hand injury. Andrew Browne, meanwhile, will be monitored by medical staff after picking up a calf injury.

Tom Farrell (groin) and Shane O’Leary (foot) will also be monitored in training.

The winners of the Northampton and Connacht will have home advantage in the play-off final against either Stade Francais or Cardiff Blues.

Ultan Dillane returned to training on Tuesday afternoon as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury. He may return in time for Connacht's clash with Northampton this Saturday. Image: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane