He said, "Although I didn't play at Worcester last week I enjoyed the pre-season camp and things have gone well again this week. There should be no problems with my availability for the Celtic League opener against Leinster at the beginning of next month but, ideally, I'd like to feature against Leicester next Saturday. At the moment that is very much a possibility."
Director of coaching David Young will finalise is starting line-up to play the Tigers in midweek before the squad travel to the midlands on Friday. Next Saturday's game at Welford Road kicks-off at 3.00pm.