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Squad Update

5th September 2016 By Munster Rugby

Squad Update

Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus met with media today in looking ahead to Munster’s first home game of the competitive season where they welcome Cardiff Blues to Irish Independent Park this coming Friday night at 7.35pm.

Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus met with media today in looking ahead to Munster’s first home game of the competitive season where they welcome Cardiff Blues to Irish Independent Park this coming Friday night at 7.35pm.

Simon Zebo and Kevin O’Byrne have emerged as the only injury concerns after the 13-23 win in Wales. Zebo and O’Byrne are both undergoing scans today to assess the full extent of their respective rib and elbow complaints.

Undergoing a scan for a neck injury last week, Stephen Archer will continue to be monitored my medial staff for the next two to three weeks.

There was better news for Alex Wotton (hyperextension of knee) and David Johnston (ankle), both of whom took a full part in training today.

Peter O'Mahony (knee), Sammy Arnold (knee), Mark Chisholm (concussion), Sean McCarthy (knee), Francis Saili (shoulder) and Mike Sherry (back) all continue to follow their respective rehab programmes.

Meanwhile, following the return of internationals Dave Kilcoyne and Donnacha Ryan against Scarlets, Erasmus confirmed that CJ Stander is the next international in line for a return to provincial action. The number 8 will be available for selection this weekend.

Erasmus will name his side to face Cardiff Blues at midday on Thursday.

In other news, today squad have commenced moving in to their new High Performance Centre at UL. Located adjacent to the existing UL Arena, the €;9.5m centre incorporates cutting edge training facilities including weight rooms, medical and physiotherapy treatment rooms, offices, audio visual suites, meeting rooms and a lecture theatre.

The centre also houses the Greencore Munster Academy and North Munster Domestic Game operations. Munster Rugby administration and South Munster Domestic Game operations continue to be based in Cork.

Friday Night Lights!
Munster will hope to continue winning ways in Cork this week when they welcome Cardiff Blues to Irish Independent Park for Round 2 of the Guinness PRO12 on Friday at 7.35pm.

Kick off your weekend by cheering on Munster under Friday Night Lights!

Adult tickets from €;20 and Family tickets from €;40 (2 adults & 2 juniors) can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, or by calling 0818 719 300.

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