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Squad Update | Munster Prepare For Scarlets In Limerick

25th February 2020 By The Editor

Sammy Arnold, Nick McCarthy, Keynan Knox and Calvin Nash get their boots on ahead of Tuesday

Sammy Arnold, Nick McCarthy, Keynan Knox and Calvin Nash get their boots on ahead of Tuesday's training session. Inpho

The Munster squad started their preparations on Monday ahead of Saturday’s vital Guinness PRO14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park (5pm).

The Munster squad started their preparations on Monday ahead of Saturday’s vital Guinness PRO14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park (5pm).

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With no 6 Nations action this weekend, Chris Farrell and Jack O’Donoghue have been released from the Ireland camp and are training with the squad.

On the injury front, Niall Scannell and Shane Daly have undergone scans following Friday night’s game against Zebre.

Scannell was replaced after 20 minutes due to a leg injury and Daly was withdrawn from the starting XV before kick-off due to hip tightness.

Craig Casey departed in the second half of Friday night’s game due to a hand injury but an x-ray ruled out any fracture and he trained with the squad yesterday.

While rehabbing from his current wrist injury, Joey Carbery attended an ankle specialist last week who advised a further surgery. As Carbery is already undergoing rehabilitation for a wrist injury, it was decided to go ahead with the elective procedure on his ankle.

Continuing to rehab: Jean Kleyn (neck), Rhys Marshall (knee), Joey Carbery (wrist/ankle), Tadhg Beirne (ankle), Brian Scott (foot), Tyler Bleyendaal (neck).

Munster Players In All Ireland League Action

There were 12 Munster players in All Ireland League action for their clubs at the weekend.

Four Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players featured in the Cork derby between Con and UCC on Friday night.

Alex McHenry and Jonathan Wren helped Cork Con to a 16-12 victory over College with John Hodnett and James French lining out for the visitors at Temple Hill.

Four Academy players helped Garryowen to a 32-13 victory away at Clontarf.

Ben Healy kicked 12 points in the victory with Jack Stafford, Diarmuid Barron and Paddy Kelly also lining out for Garryowen.

Academy duo Keynan Knox and Alan Tynan helped Young Munster to a 21-20 win over Lansdowne.

Senior prop Ciaran Parker made his second appearance on his return from injury for Shannon in their 50-10 victory over Naas with Academy man Eoghan Clarke also playing his part.

Next Game

Saturday, February 29

Munster v Scarlets, Thomond Park, 5pm; Buy tickets here

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