Jacob Stockdale’s hamstring injury in the early days of this week as their back-line injury list grows further still.
The star winger picked up the problem in training at a time when back-three options are already thin on the ground for the province.
Andrew Trimble and Tommy Bowe retired at the end of last season, while Charles Piutau departed to ply his trade in England with the Bristol Bears.
While short-term signing Henry Speight will train with his new team-mates for the first time this week after arriving from the Brumbies.
It’s expected the winger could be ruled out for 6-8 weeks by the injury.