23rd August 2016 By Munster Rugby
With the competitive season just around the corner, Munster Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and second row Billy Holland today attended the launch of the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.
With squad captain Peter O’Mahony amongst the province’s international contingent currently in Irish camp, Holland accompanied Erasmus to Dublin where the pair met with media in looking ahead to the new league campaign which, for Munster, commences at the Parc y Scarlets on Saturday September 3rd at 3pm.
While there, Erasmus stated that Colm O’Shea will remain involved with the province for now having made his Munster debut in last Friday’s preseason win over Zebre in Waterford. The centre previously made six PRO12 appearances for Leinster and lined out for Ireland against the Barbarians at Thomond Park in June 2015.
On the injury front, Erasmus confirmed that out-half Johnny Holland met with a specialist last week as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury. Currently considering all available medical advice, Holland will continue to be assessed for the immediate future.
There was better news for Dave Foley who emerged as the only injury concern following Friday’s win in Waterford. The second row, who suffered back spasm in the game, made a return to full training yesterday.
Similar to last week, Erasmus hinted that this Friday’s preseason encounter with Worcester Warriors in Cork will see Munster field both youth and experience from across the senior, academy, and club ranks with new South African signing Jean Kleyn in line to see some game time. Tyler Bleyendaal is another expected to feature this weekend after recovering from a quad injury that saw the New Zealander make just five appearances last season.
Munster v Worcester Warriors, 2016 Keary’s Renault Series, Friday August 26th at Irish Independent Park – KO 7pm.
- Adults €;15
- Juniors €;7
- Family of 2 (1 Adult 1 Junior) €;18
- Family of 4 (2 Adult 2 Junior) €;30
Tickets can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, by calling 061 421103, or at the ground on matchday.