24 May, 14:58
With the latest signings announced earlier today Academy Manager Peter Malone gives his thoughts on the newest members to join the Munster Rugby Academy.
Hayes won 99 Heineken Cup caps since making his debut in September 1998 in the Musgrave Park encounter with Italian side Petrarca, a Munster side that included his current teammates Ronan O'Gara and Alan Quinlan.
O'Gara, also making his debut that day - he kicked a penalty and two conversions in Munster's 20-13 win - played in his 98th European tie in Brive on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Munster management report a clean bill of health, bumps and myriad bruises aside, following that quarter final win in France although schedules were changed somewhat today to allow players recover from what was an energy sapping game played in unusually high temperatures.
Munster focus switches back to the Magners and the game against Scarlets in Parc Y Scarlets on Saturday.