24 Apr 14
With the travel expeditions well underway for Munster's Red Army and over four thousand supporters expected to invade Marseille over the weekend, the Munster squad will depart for the South of France tomorrow.
And that's a position Munster had banked on for themselves at the outset, their stated intention to end the opening six game phase unbeaten, an ambition they were on course for until the wheels came off on Friday in Edinburgh.
However, a win over the Ospreys would more than compensate for Friday's disappointment and to be at the head of affairs come Saturday night evening would represent a fair return for this largely young squad of Tony McGahan's.
There's unlikely to be a whole lot of change in personnel for Saturday's game although Doug Howlett, Marcus Horan and BJ Botha should be included when the squad is announced on Tuesday with Tomas O'Leary also likely to be in consideration.
RaboDirect PRO12 Round 6: Munster versus Ospreys, Thomond Park Stadium, Saturday October 8th, 7.30pm (Tickets available from usual outlets).