Squad Update | Munster Prepare For Benetton In Musgrave Park
22nd March 2022 By The Editor
The Munster squad have started their preparations ahead of Friday’s URC clash against Benetton at Musgrave Park (7.35pm).
Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes and Jeremy Loughman all return to the HPC this week having been part of the Ireland squad for the 6 Nations.
Tadhg Beirne, Dave Kilcoyne, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray and Joey Carbery all featured for Ireland as they beat Scotland on Saturday to win the Triple Crown. Andrew Conway was unavailable for selection as he is being managed for a knee niggle.
Greencore Munster Rugby Academy trio Patrick Campbell, Tony Butler and Ethan Coughlan helped the Ireland U20s to a win over Scotland as they clinched the Grand Slam.
Fellow Academy man Conor Phillips helped Young Munster to an 11-8 victory over Garryowen in the Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup final on Friday.
Injury Update in association with Laya Healthcare
Jason Jenkins has returned to full training and is available for selection after recovering from an abdomen injury.
Mike Haley sustained a low-grade knee injury against Lions on Saturday and will rehab over the coming weeks.
Thomas Ahern (thigh), Keith Earls (thigh) and Roman Salanoa (ankle) have all increased their training load this week with the trio targeting a return to training next week.
Continuing to rehab: RG Snyman (knee), Jack Daly (ankle), James French (knee), Liam O’Connor (knee).
Upcoming Home Games
Friday, March 25
URC: Munster v Benetton Rugby, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here
Saturday, April 2
URC: Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7pm; Buy tickets here
Saturday, April 16
Champions Cup Round of 16: Munster v Exeter Chiefs, Thomond Park, 3pm; Buy tickets here
Friday, April 29
URC: Munster v Cardiff Rugby, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here