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Squad Update | Pre-Season Programme Begins

27th July 2022 By The Editor

New signing Malakai Fekitoa at pre-season training on Monday.

New signing Malakai Fekitoa at pre-season training on Monday. Munster Rugby

The Munster squad started their pre-season training programme on Monday ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

New Head Coach Graham Rowntree oversaw the first session with a new-look coaching team in place for the season including Attack Coach Mike Prendergast, Defence Coach Denis Leamy and Forwards Coach Andi Kyriacou.

New signings Malakai Fekitoa, Antoine Frisch and Chris Moore have all joined the squad at the High Performance Centre. See full details of the new additions here.

Five Academy players have stepped up to the senior squad with full details here.

Three of the new Academy additions are training at the HPC: Evan O’Connell, Jack Oliver and Ruadhan Quinn. See full details of the six players joining the Academy here.

Munster will face Gloucester and London Irish at Musgrave Park in the province’s two pre-season fixtures, scroll down for details and tickets.

There is good news on the injury front as we started the pre-season training programme with RG Snyman (knee) reintegrating to team training.

In further positive news, Diarmuid Barron (elbow), Thomas Ahern (thigh) and Chris Farrell (hip) have all returned to team training.

Antoine Frisch is progressing well after undergoing a shoulder procedure towards the end of last season and will be in line to return in time for our pre-season fixtures.

Continuing to rehab: Liam Coombes (toe), Dave Kilcoyne (neck), Andrew Conway (knee), John Hodnett (knee), Jack Daly (knee).

The Ireland Internationals and Ireland U20s representatives who were in action in New Zealand and Italy respectively will enjoy a rest period for the coming weeks before they make their return to the UL training base.

Video | Graham Rowntree’s 1st Interview As Munster Head Coach

Pre-Season Fixtures

Buy a discount two-match pack here.

Friday, August 26

Munster Rugby v Gloucester, Musgrave Park, 7.30pm; Buy tickets here

Friday, September 2

Munster Rugby v London Irish, Musgrave Park, 7.30pm; Buy tickets here

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