11 Mar 14
There was a near four-year gap between Dave Foley's PRO12 debut and his European bow but when the opportunity finally arrived at Kingsholm in January, the Tipperary man grabbed it with both hands.
Hayes won 99 Heineken Cup caps since making his debut in September 1998 in the Musgrave Park encounter with Italian side Petrarca, a Munster side that included his current teammates Ronan O'Gara and Alan Quinlan.
O'Gara, also making his debut that day - he kicked a penalty and two conversions in Munster's 20-13 win - played in his 98th European tie in Brive on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Munster management report a clean bill of health, bumps and myriad bruises aside, following that quarter final win in France although schedules were changed somewhat today to allow players recover from what was an energy sapping game played in unusually high temperatures.
Munster focus switches back to the Magners and the game against Scarlets in Parc Y Scarlets on Saturday.