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Squad Update

14th August 2017 By The Editor

Simon Zebo and JJ Hanrahan continue to step up their involvement in preseason.

Simon Zebo and JJ Hanrahan continue to step up their involvement in preseason.

Munster today commenced Week 8 of Preseason 2017 with just under three weeks remaining until the start of the competitive season against Treviso at Irish Independent Park in Cork.

Munster today commenced Week 8 of Preseason 2017 with just under three weeks remaining until the start of the competitive season against Treviso at Irish Independent Park in Cork.

As part of their build up to the all-new Guinness PRO14 Championship, an extended Munster squad will play Connacht in a closed training game at the Sportsground this Friday.  The game will be used as a training exercise ahead of Munster’s preseason clash on the road to Worcester Warriors next week.  

Following his exploits with the British and Irish Lions this summer, in which he led the touring side against the Maori All Blacks and in the opening Test against the All Blacks, Munster squad captain Peter O’Mahony returned to the High Performance Centre today and will follow a tailored programme as he is integrated into preseason over the coming weeks.

Fellow Lions, Conor Murray and CJ Stander, will return to the Munster fold next week.

The returning Irish internationals continue to step up their preseason involvement with each week with Simon Zebo now back in full training following the knee injury he sustained on the Summer Tour to the USA and Japan.

Meanwhile, Tommy O’Donnell is another back in full training having successfully rehabbed the ankle injury that saw him miss the Summer Tour, with Robin Copeland and JJ Hanrahan (both shoulder) now after progressing to modified training.

Conor Oliver continues to be assessed for the shoulder injury he sustained in Week 4 of preseason.

Continuing to rehab: Ronan O’Mahony (fibula), Dave O’Callaghan (knee) and Darren O’Shea (shoulder).

Click here to view our latest preseason training shots from UL.

Preseason Warm Up

Next Thursday, August 24, Munster travel to Sixways to play Worcester Warriors in a preseason game that could see them face former Munstermen Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer – kick-off 7.30pm with live updates available on Twitter by following @munsterrugby.

Guinness PRO14 tickets

Tickets are now on sale for Munster’s opening games of the season.

In Round 1, Rassie Erasmus’ men face Treviso under Friday Night Lights at Irish Independent on September 1st, while the following Saturday at Thomond Park, Munster host South African opposition, The Cheetahs, for the first time in the newly expanded Guinness PRO14.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

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