In naming a squad of 26 for the trip, Gaffney has included Brent Russell with the full back likely to get his first action for the Men In Black. The Saracens Director of Rugby will name his starting XV later this week.
â00I am looking forward to going back and it will be good to catch up with some of the guys,â0 explained Gaffney who won the Celtic League, Celtic Cup and twice made the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup in his spell with the province. â00But we have a job to do and that is get the guys ready for the Wasps game. Weâ00re going over to Munster with a pretty strong squad and weâ00re looking to give the guys as much game time as possible.
â00Most of them have only had 40 minutes of action so far this season so they need that time out in the middle. We know itâ00s going to be a very hard game even though Munster will be missing a number of guys on World Cup duty. They had a terrific result out in America to beat the national team so weâ00re know we are in for a tough battle and a fierce test â00 but thatâ00s what we want being so close to the season.
â00What weâ00re looking to get out of the game is to run through our patterns, set piece, keep our composure, run through the phases and make sure we get our structures right. Weâ00ll be looking to keep things pretty simple in terms of our game plan and just make sure we execute things correctly and achieve what we want to. Itâ00s going to be a good hit out and both I and the guys are looking forward to it.â0
Saracens squad v Munster
Forwards: Yates, Lloyd, Cairns, Kyriacou, Mercey, Ryder, Vyvyan, Fullarton, Chesney, Matadigo, Hill, Hall, Gustard, Skirving, Seymour
Backs: De Kock, Dickens, Jackson, Ross, Thrower, Scrabrough, Russell, Powell, Sorrell, Haughton, Penney