4th March 2019 By The Editor
With no games over the next two weekends, the Munster squad are on a down week before returning to training ahead of the province’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday, March 23 (7.45pm).
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There are no fresh injury concerns following Saturday’s PRO14 clash away to Scarlets as Munster suffered their first defeat of 2019.
Tadhg Beirne, Joey Carbery, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Dave Kilcoyne, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony, Niall Scannell and CJ Stander are all in international camp with Ireland back in Six Nations action on Sunday as France visit Dublin.
The following are progressing with their rehabilitation at the province: Ciaran Parker (hamstring), Brian Scott (foot), James Cronin (leg), Dave O’Callaghan (foot), Tommy O’Donnell (shoulder), Sammy Arnold (leg).
Munster Players In All Ireland League Action
Along with the 23 players that featured at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday, there were 13 Munster senior and Academy players in All Ireland League action at the weekend.
Academy man Jack O’Sullivan made his welcome return from a long-term injury in UCC’s 15-3 victory over Shannon at the Mardyke with Jack Stafford and Thomas Ahern among the opposition.
Seán French touched down twice for Cork Constitution in their 15-7 win over Garryowen to make it five tries in two games following his hat-trick last week. Duncan Williams and Alex McHenry also featured for Con with Mike Sherry, Seán O’Connor, Diarmuid Barron and Ben Healy in action for Garryowen.
Academy players Alan Tynan and Keynan Knox started for Young Munster in their 25-24 loss away to Lansdowne and James McCarthy was a try-scorer for UL Bohs in their 21-17 defeat to Navan.