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Munster Squad Update | Pre-London Irish

13th August 2018 By The Editor

The Munster squad at training in UL.

The Munster squad at training in UL.

After six weeks of pre-season training, the Munster squad commence preparations today for their first game of the season with the Kearys Renault Series 2018 kicking off against London Irish in Irish Independent Park on Friday night (7.30pm).

See full details of that clash and purchase tickets here.

Ahead of the first encounter of the season, below is an update on the player rehabilitation front.

After sustaining a shoulder injury against Scarlets in March, Tommy O’Donnell has made a full recovery and has been training with the squad for the last number of weeks.

Jean Kleyn, who ended last season with a routine ankle procedure, has also returned to full training.

Stephen Archer, who sustained a pec injury against Edinburgh in early May, is advancing with his rehabilitation and is expected to make a return in the opening stage of the new campaign.

Sammy Arnold (knee) and Niall Scannell (shoulder) required respective minor knee and shoulder procedures during the off-season and are progressing well with their return to play rehabilitation.

Chris Cloete (groin), Tyler Bleyendaal (neck) and Conor Oliver (toe) are all being managed by the medical department, with Oliver undergoing surgery earlier this week after sustaining a foot injury during a gym session.

Those continuing to rehab longer-term injuries include Chris Farrell (knee), Liam O’Connor (knee), Jack O’Donoghue (knee), and Ronan O’Mahony (ankle).

2018 Kearys Renault Series Fixtures

Friday, August 17

Munster v London Irish, Irish Independent Park, 7.30pm;

Friday, August 24

Munster v Exeter Chiefs, Irish Independent Park, 7.30pm;


Buy tickets online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices in Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, or by calling 061 421103.

2 Match Packs

Adult: €25 (admission to both games)

Junior: €8 (admission to both games)

Family – 2 adults and 2 juniors: €50 (admission to both games)

Individual Game Tickets

Adult: €15

Junior: €5

Family – 2 adults and 2 juniors: €30


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