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Squad Update

28th January 2019 By The Editor

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Tommy O'Donnell in action against Ulster.

After completing a 10-week block of games, the Munster squad are on a down week with no matches over the next two weekends.

The province’s next game takes place at Irish Independent Park on Friday, February 15, as Southern Kings visit Cork (7.35pm). Buy tickets here.

The Munster Rugby Medical Department have issued the below update following Saturday’s win over Dragons at Rodney Parade.

There were no new injury concerns following the game. Sammy Arnold suffered a leg injury in training last week and will be managed by the medical department.

Alex Wootton suffered a concussion while in action for Garryowen on Friday and will follow the return to play protocol under the supervision of the medical department.

Tommy O’Donnell will attend a specialist this week for opinion on need for surgery on his shoulder injury.

Chris Cloete is being managed by the medical department after a minor aggravation of his recent neck injury and is expected back to play in the next few weeks.

The following are progressing with rehabilitation: Brian Scott (foot), James Cronin (leg), Tadhg Beirne (knee), Jack O’Donoghue (knee), Dave O’Callaghan (foot), Tommy O’Donnell (shoulder), JJ Hanrahan (hip).

There were nine senior and Academy players in club action at the weekend with six Academy players also training with the Ireland U20s ahead of the 6 Nations.

Liam Coombes scored two tries and Diarmuid Barron also touched down in Garryowen’s 28-7 win over Shannon.

Mike Sherry, Alex Wootton and Jack Daly also featured for Garryowen with Jack Stafford lining out for Shannon.

Alan Tynan started for Young Munster in their 31-5 loss to Cork Constitution with Alex McHenry in the Con side.

Thomas Ahern played his first game for Shannon scoring two tries for their U20s in the Donal Walsh Cup.

6 Nations Rugby In Cork

U20s Six Nations rugby comes to Cork for the first time this week as the Ireland U20s host England at Irish Independent Park.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Ireland U20s v England U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here

Friday, March 8, 2019

Ireland U20s v France U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here

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