Munster Delay Selection
17th October 2012 By jess
Munster coach Rob Penney put his charges through their paces, in weather conditions reminiscent of those in Paris, in UL today and afterwards announced that it would be Friday before he’d announce his squad for the Heineken Cup game against Edinburgh.
With a British & Irish Cup game on Saturday (Tralee RFC 1pm), players such as Donncha O'Callaghan on the recovering list and players such as Felix Jones, Ian Nagle, Luke O'Dea and Johne Murphy back in the mix, it makes sense for Penney to delay finalising his side for the round Two Heineken Cup game.
O'Callaghan took a part in training in the wet conditions and afterwards declared himself, 'happy enough' but he will be required to do the same again on Friday before knowing whether or not he's to be involved on Sunday.
Ronan O'Gara is a definite non starter and while Penney refused to commit to a time for his return he did imtimate it would be a matter of weeks not months. The same applies to Keith Earls and Wian du Preez while it would appear that James Coughlan is making good progress after sustaining a groin injury against Ulster.