"Having enjoyed the company of Tony, Lions skipper Paul O'Connell and all the other current and rising stars within the squad, everyone at Browns, and across the Algarve looks forward to seeing them come back again very soon.
"The Munster players were fabulous ambassadors for rugby, their province and Ireland. We wish them every success in the new season."
For their part Munster expressed total satisfaction with the trip, coach McGahan complimenting the centre for, "its excellent facilities that allowed us get some really valuable work done."
Evidence of that work may be seen on Friday night when Munster host Sale Sharks (Musgrave Park 7pm) in the first of three pre-season games.