Rob Penney admitted that, "at a push James could have taken part on Saturday" so he can be expected to be back sooner rather than later as is the case with Archer and O'Dea while Penney explained that Howlett and Jones were "recovering beautifully" from minor knee surgery.
Munster take on Edinburgh for the fourth time this season and given they've won three times already Penney was asked at the Press Briefing yesterday if complacency was a concern for him in the circumstances. "It always is." He answered frankly. "But as a group, both management and players, we've talked about what we want to achieve in this block (of Rabo games). And being complacent doesn't fit. So hopefully that won't occur."