Connacht players and management have rejected Cian Healy’s claims that they offended Leinster and "did not take them seriously" when dishing out a 37-point hammering at the Sportsground last April according to RTE Sport.

Healy spoke of his annoyance at the weekend that John Muldoon took the final conversion in a 47-10 defeat, in what was the last act of the No 8’s Connacht career before he retired.

Connacht assistant coach Jimmy Duffy and back row Sean O’Brien said the last thing they were trying to do was insult the Leinster players and all Muldoon wanted to do was sign off his playing career with a flourish.

The teams meet on Saturday for the first time since the incident and Mr Duffy insisted they were more focused on preparing for the clash at the Sportsground rather than sifting through the embers of old fires.

Sean O’Brien has reported fit and well for action this week following another fine performance in victory against Scarlets last weeken.

However Gavin Thornbury will miss the game this Saturday due to a shoulder injury.

Jarrad Butler also has a shoulder knock and sat out training yesterday, but has yet to