18 May, 12:24
The news today that Ronan O'Gara's long and distinguished playing time is over, brings to a close what was by any standards, a remarkable career.
Team manager Shaun Payne reports all well in the squad who went through their pre match routines at 10am, the backs in the car park of the hotel in the teaming rain, the forwards opting to remain inside where Laurie Fisher oversaw their lineout drills.
Munster will remain overnight in Parma before beginning the journey home in the morning out of Milan to Dublin Airport where they're expected to arrive shortly after 1pm.
Munster: J Murphy; D Hurley, L Mafi, S Tuitupou, S Zebo; P Warwick, D Williams; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; I Nagle, M O'Driscoll capt; D Ryan, T O'Donnell, J Coughlan. Replacements: D Fogarty, M Horan, S Archer, B Holland, A Quinlan, C Murray, D Cusack, D Howlett.
Aironi Rugby: D Demas; K Robertson, G Pavan, M Pratichetti, J Toniolatti; J Marshall, P Travagli; A de Marchi, T D'Apice, F Staibano; J Furno, M Bortolami capt; J Sole, G Krause, N Williams. Replacements: R Santamaria, L Redolfini, A de Marchi, G Biaggi, N Cattina, G Bronzini, R Bocchino, G Pizzaro.