9 Dec, 19:48
Munster are delighted to announce the signing of highly-rated Cardiff Blues utility forward Robin Copeland.
In terms of replacing Foley in the Munster set-up for the coming weeks it was a case of going back to the tried and trusted with Niall O'Donovan stepping up to replace Foley.
O'Donovan is currently the Asst Coach/Manager of the British & Irish side that has reached the semi-final of that competition this season.
Meanwhile, Damien Varley, Denis Hurley and Simon Zebo will spend the week in Carton House with the international squad as they prepare for the game against France.
Varley will be released back to Munster on Wednesday leaving him time to get in one session with the squad before their game against Dragons on Saturday (Rodney Parade). Zebo and Hurley may not be released until Friday morning.
The Munster squad assemble in Limerick in the moring for the first of their two squad sessions this week.