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Squad Update

13th October 2016 By Munster Rugby

Squad Update

The latest squad news ahead of Sunday’s European Champions Cup clash away to Racing 92 with Munster A in British and Irish Cup action against London Welsh in Midleton on Saturday afternoon.

Dave Kilcoyne trained with the squad today and a final decision on his availability for Sunday's clash in France will be made tomorrow.

Keith Earls took no part in today's session and Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has admitted that Earls is an injury worry for the Racing match. 

Steve Crosbie (below) trained having linked up with the squad earlier this week. The former Leinster academy out-half recently signed a three-month development contract at the province.

James Cronin is one player who will play no part on Sunday as the loosehead prop serves a four-week suspension following on from his citing against Leinster last Saturday.

Tyler Bleyendaal and Rassie Erasmus met with the media today with Kiwi Bleyendaal in line to make his first European appearance for Munster at the weekend. The out-half has enjoyed a really good start to the season and is looking forward to his first taste of European rugby.  

“I’m very excited,” said Bleyendaal. “I was there or thereabouts last year, and then I didn’t get to play because of the injuries and it was very frustrating, but this year we’ve built nicely since the start of the year and the European competition seems to have come around very quickly.
“To start off against Racing away in Paris is something we’re very excited about. I’ve actually never been there before so I’m looking forward to visiting the city also. They’re a very dangerous side, full of world class players and if you give them too much ball they’ll punish you.”

He continued: “I know Dan (Carter) well from the Crusaders back home, and if he plays it’ll be a great challenge, he’s a world class player, a World Cup winner and it would be a battle for 80 minutes, but I would look forward to seeing him afterwards.”

Munster fans travelling to Paris at the weekend can check out the MRSC's essential travel guide here for all the meeting points.

Munster A face London Welsh in their British and Irish Cup opener at Midleton RFC this Saturday (2.30pm). Hear the latest from Head Coach Peter Malone ahead of the match below.


Munster A v London Welsh Ticket Information


  • Adult – €;10
  • Junior – €;3
  • Family Pack Terrace – €;20 (2 adults & 2 junior)
  • MRSC and Ten Year ticket holders will receive free entry on production of their season tickets/cards.

Tickets are available to buy:

  • online here
  • The Munster Rugby Ticket Offices in Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park
  • At Midleton RFC from 12:00 noon on Saturday.

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