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Squad Update | Return To Rugby Week Four

13th July 2020 By The Editor

Tadhg Beirne and Keith Earls will join team training later this month.

Tadhg Beirne and Keith Earls will join team training later this month. Inpho

The Munster squad have started their fourth week of training at the High Performance Centre ahead of next month’s planned return to Guinness PRO14 action.

The Munster squad have started their fourth week of training at the High Performance Centre ahead of next month’s planned return to Guinness PRO14 action.

The squad train this week before having nine days away from the HPC. They will return on Monday, July 27, with training stepping up a notch ahead of the two planned Guinness PRO14 derbies on the weekends of August 22/23 and August 29/30.

In positive news, it is expected that a number of players will reintegrate into squad training when the team begin the second block on July 27.

Tadhg Beirne (ankle), Keith Earls (calf), Calvin Nash (calf), John Ryan (shoulder) and Dave Kilcoyne – who sustained a calf injury during the early training weeks – are all in line to join the wider training group later this month.

Damian de Allende is continuing to rehab a groin injury and is expected to be available for the August fixtures.

Gavin Coombes has been sidelined from training with medical illness (non Covid-related).

Mike Haley sustained a calf injury in the opening weeks of training and has commenced his rehabilitation programme.

Dan Goggin requires further review for a leg injury and will undergo a scan this week.

Continuing to rehab: Joey Carbery (wrist/ankle), Damian de Allende (groin), Mike Haley (calf).

Academy duo Jack Crowley (out-half) and Josh Wycherley (prop) have joined fellow Academy men Thomas Ahern (lock), Jake Flannery (out-half/full-back), James French (prop) and Ben Healy (out-half) in training with the senior players.

See pictures of the squad training last week here.

Squad Update | Niall O’Donovan On #ReturnToRugby

Munster Rugby Team Manager Niall O’Donovan is the High Performance Centre’s designated COVID-19 Manager and he has provided the latest update as training continues to progress.

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