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Squad Update Ahead Of Cheetahs Clash

7th October 2019 By The Editor

Academy back-row forward Jack O

Academy back-row forward Jack O'Sullivan is joining the squad in South Africa. Inpho

The Munster squad are in South Africa preparing for Friday’s game against Cheetahs in Bloemfontein following the weekend’s bonus-point win over Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

The Munster squad are in South Africa preparing for Friday’s game against Cheetahs in Bloemfontein following the weekend’s bonus-point win over Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

The squad made their way from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg on Sunday and will base themselves in Jo’burg until Thursday as they prepare for Friday’s Round 3 Guinness PRO14 clash against Cheetahs (6.15pm local time/5.15pm Irish time).

Speaking ahead of the clash against Cheetahs, who recently captured the Currie Cup, Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan provided the below squad update.

Johann said: “This week is going to be even more difficult with the conditions and temperatures, playing at altitude against the Cheetahs.

“They are a team on form, and have been excellent in the Currie Cup. In the PRO14 so far they have dispatched Glasgow and Ulster comfortably at home, and hopefully we can learn from those games.

“From our point of view we have to focus on ourselves, and we’ve enough to work on following Saturday’s game.

“It’s only week three in the competition and there’s such a long way to go so we’ll take our points from the Kings game and move on.

“After an initial review on Chris Cloete’s ankle injury we’ve released him from the touring group as he won’t be available for the immediate future.

“In retaining a group of 28 available players we’ve brought in Academy back row Jack O’Sullivan, who arrived today.”

Next Home Game

Friday, October 25

Guinness PRO14: Munster v Ospreys, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here (Save money by purchasing online, gate prices are increasing this season)

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