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Squad Update | Munster Prepare For Exeter At Thomond

11th April 2022 By The Editor

Alex Kendellen following the game against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.

Alex Kendellen following the game against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday. Inpho

The Munster squad returned to the HPC on Monday ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup round of 16 second leg against Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park (3pm).

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There were 13 senior and Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players in AIL action for their clubs at the weekend.

Liam O’Connor, Alex McHenry and Seán French helped Cork Constitution to a 21-17 victory over Lansdowne.

Eoin O’Connor, Patrick Campbell and Conor Phillips lined out for Young Munster in their 17-10 defeat to Ballynahinch with O’Connor scoring a try.

Liam Coombes, Tony Butler, Mark Donnelly and Cian Hurley started for Garryowen in their 34-12 defeat to Dublin University with Butler scoring a try and kicking a conversion.

Paddy Patterson started for UCD in their 35-17 defeat to Clontarf.

In Division 1B, Jake Flannery and Declan Moore started for Shannon in their 61-12 victory over Old Wesley.

Flannery kicked six conversions with Moore scoring one try.

Injury Update in association with Laya Healthcare

Alex Kendellen was removed after 28 minutes of the game against Exeter on Saturday after failing a HIA.

Kendellen will begin the return to play protocols under the supervision of the medical department and his availability will be determined later in the week.

Jack O’Sullivan, who replaced Kendellen, sustained a knee injury during the game and will go for a scan today.

Joey Carbery (leg/knee) and Peter O’Mahony (hamstring) will both return to training today and their availability will be determined later in the week.

Simon Zebo and Diarmuid Barron have both recovered from illness and will return to training today.

Continuing to rehab: Gavin Coombes (ankle), Dave Kilcoyne (neck), Tadhg Beirne (thigh), Andrew Conway (knee), James French (knee), RG Snyman (knee).

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