7 Dec, 16:58
Retired Munster Rugby captain and former All Black Doug Howlett is back on board with the province as a Corporate Ambassador.
Declan Cusack (dead leg) who limped off in the A game against Connacht last Friday and Ian Nagle who was replaced with a shoulder injury in the senior game are both reported fit and well while James Coughlan (eye) expects to receive the all clear when he sees a specialist tomorrow.
BJ Botha is looking at a RaboDirect PRO 12 round two return, Darragh Hurley (achillies) is optimistic of a similar timeframe and Ivan Dineen has recovered from the bout of sickness that forced him to miss the action last weekend.
Troy Smith (knee) however is awaiting a date to have surgery that will rule him out until the New Year.
Tickets are on sale for Munster's opening RaboDirect PRO 12 game online here, and from the Munster ticket offices in Cork & Limerick and the Munster Rugby Stores.