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Squad Update | Benetton Preparations

3rd November 2020 By The Editor

Jean Kleyn trained fully today.

Jean Kleyn trained fully today. Inpho

The Munster squad have started their preparations for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Benetton in Treviso (2pm Irish time/3pm local).

See what’s happening this week at Munster Rugby here.

On the injury front, Jean Kleyn will train fully today having been replaced after 61 minutes of Sunday’s win over Dragons with a knock.

Darren Sweetnam (knee) will be assessed as the week goes on.

Chris Cloete was a late withdrawal at the weekend due to a neck injury. He is not available this week but it is not expected to be a long-term injury.

Rhys Marshall and Roman Salanoa are rehabbing respective low-grade thigh injuries.

Dan Goggin underwent a scan on his shoulder last week and continues to rehab with the medical department.

In player news, Ireland U20 scrum-half Ben Murphy has joined the province on a seven-week deal.

A member of the Leinster sub-Academy, Murphy joined the squad at the HPC today and provides injury cover with Neil Cronin ruled out due to a long-term knee injury.

With Conor Murray on international duty, Craig Casey and Nick McCarthy are the only two scrum-halves available for selection.

Unavailable: Keith Earls (back), Jeremy Loughman (shoulder), Liam O’Connor (calf), Niall Scannell (neck), Neil Cronin (knee), Dave Kilcoyne (ankle), RG Snyman (knee), Joey Carbery (ankle).


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