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.
Costello's side take on Leinster in a reprise of last year's British & Irish Cup semi final - a game Munster came from behind to win - and five of those involved that day in the RDS are likely to be included in Penney's match day squad in Montpellier on Saturday.
Reports from France earlier in the week had the small mercy of Brock James and skipper Aurelien Rougerie on the doubtful list but that seems now not to be the case.
Munster will complete their preparations tomorrow evening in Limerick and fly out to Montpelier on Friday morning from Shannon Airport.