2nd March 2020 By The Editor
The Munster squad are on a scheduled down week following Saturday night’s third bonus-point win in a row against Scarlets.
The victory moved Johann van Graan’s side to within two points of Conference B leaders Edinburgh with no Guinness PRO14 action this weekend.
On the injury front, there were no new issues following the weekend’s action.
The Munster Rugby Medical Department have confirmed that Joey Carbery’s expected return to training will be at the start of pre-season ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
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 AIL Action
There were 12 Munster players in All Ireland League action for their clubs at the weekend.
Five Munster men featured in the Limerick derby between Garryowen and Young Munster on Friday night as the Cookies claimed an 11-7 victory.
Academy trio Alan Tynan, Keynan Knox and Josh Wycherley all featured for Young Munster with Tynan kicking a penalty in the win.
Academy duo Liam Coombes and Jack Stafford lined out for Garryowen.
Senior prop Liam O’Connor and Academy pair Alex McHenry and Jonathan Wren started for Cork Constitution as they kept their winning run going with a 27-0 win over Dublin University.
Academy man James French featured for UCC as they fell to a 14-12 defeat to Terenure College.
Senior prop Ciaran Parker and Academy men Jake Flannery and Eoghan Clarke were in action for Shannon as they fell to an 18-0 defeat away to City of Armagh.
Final 4 Home Games
Friday, March 27
Munster v Benetton Rugby, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here
Saturday, April 11
Munster v Cardiff Blues, Thomond Park, 3pm; Buy tickets here
Saturday, April 25
Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Thomond Park, 5pm; Buy tickets here
Weekend of May 29/30
Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park; Buy tickets here