11 Mar 14
The Munster squad trained at a sunny CIT today after a week's break as preparations begin for the RaboDirect PRO12 clash against Treviso at Thomond Park on Saturday, March 22nd (ko 7:15pm).
It will also be a last Thomond Park Stadium appearance for Lifeimi Mafi and for Tomas O'Leary both of whom depart these shores at season's end for pastures new.
Heineken Cup finlaists Ulster are likely to be without Ruan Pienaar, Stephen Ferris, Johann Muller and skipper Rory Best while Chris Henry is another who will not feature as he battles to be ready for the Twickenham final.
The prize for a Munster win is a trip to the Liberty a week from now for a semi final joust with Ospreys with Glasgow, home to Connact tomorrow, odds-on to provide Leinster with their warm-up opposition a week ahead of the Euro final.
Munster: F Jones; J Murphy, I Dineen, L Mafi, S Zebo; I Keatley, C Murray; W du Preez, M Sherry, BJ Botha; M O'Driscoll, P O'Connell; D Ryan, T O'Donnell, P O'Mahony. Replacements: D Varley, D Kilcoyne, S Archer, D O'Callaghan, P Butler, T O'Leary, S Deasy, K Earls.