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Squad Update | Second Week Of Training Begins

29th June 2020 By The Editor

Billy Holland gives the thumbs up at Friday

Billy Holland gives the thumbs up at Friday's training session. Friday. Inpho

The Munster senior squad are at the High Performance Centre in Limerick today to kick-off week two of training as they prepare for a return to Guinness PRO14 action in August.

Prior to their return last week, the squad had not been training together since March so their workload is being managed carefully.

Having trained in pods of seven players last week, the squad have been split into three groups this week with no more than 14 players in each group.

There will be no interaction with other groups. A one-way system is in use at the HPC and there are stringent hygiene measures in place.

Players will arrive, train and go home. There are no showers, changing room facilities, kitchen areas or video analysis rooms available.

Daily temperature checks are one of the mandatory protocols that all players and staff must undergo to access the High Performance Centre. A DAMOC Thermo Check has been installed at the entrance and that provides a body temperature reading within 2 seconds and will immediately flag high readings.

Before being permitted entry to the HPC, each player must complete a daily questionnaire, before having their temperature taken. If, for some reason, the questionnaire raises a concern, this alerts the medical staff to a symptom suggestive of COVID-19 or if the player’s temperature is above 37.5°C, a decision will be taken on the next course of action for that player.

The HPC has a designated COVID-19 manager to ensure all the protocols that have been directed and overseen centrally by the IRFU are being followed.

On the player front, Chris Cloete and CJ Stander are continuing to self-isolate for the mandatory 14-day period having arrived back in Ireland from South Africa last week.


See the best pictures from training last week here.

Video | Munster Squad Return To Training


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