Squad Update | Pre Zebre
14th March 2019 By The Editor
The Munster squad returned to training at the High Performance Centre in UL on Wednesday ahead of the Guinness PRO14 clash against Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday, March 23 (7.45pm).
Buy tickets for the clash here.
On the injury front, there is positive news for Dave O’Callaghan as he will return to full training this week following a foot injury.
The following are progressing with rehabilitation: Brian Scott (foot), James Cronin (leg), Ciaran Parker (hamstring), Tommy O’Donnell (shoulder), Sammy Arnold (leg).
Additional Players – Champions Cup
Under EPCR tournament rules, clubs which have qualified for the knockout stages of the Heineken Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup can nominate up to three players for registration to supplement their European squads.
The below trio have been nominated by Munster as the province’s Additional Players for the knockout stages of the 2018/19 Champions Cup.
James Cronin, Bill Johnston and Jack O’Donoghue.
Academy Players Help Ireland U20s To Six Nations Title
Six Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players were in the Ireland U20s squad as they secured the Six Nations title thanks to an impressive victory over France at Irish Independent Park last Friday.
Seán French, Jonathan Wren, Ben Healy, Craig Casey and Man of the Match Josh Wycherley started the clash with James McCarthy among the replacements.
Shannon’s Jake Flannery and UCC’s John Hodnett completed the Munster contingent and enjoyed superb outings.
See Ireland U20 team details for Friday’s clash against Wales here.
Munster Players In All Ireland League Action
Seven Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players were in All Ireland League action last weekend.
Alex McHenry was among the tries for Cork Constitution as they overcame Lansdowne 49-17 at Temple Hill.
Sean O’Connor helped Garryowen to a 24-14 victory over UCD in Dublin.
Try-scorer Keynan Knox, Gavin Coombes and Alan Tynan featured in Young Munster’s 24-18 win over Dublin University.
Jack Stafford and Thomas Ahern were in action for Shannon as they fell to a 45-14 defeat in Clontarf.