Squad Update | Munster Prepare For Connacht At Thomond
21st November 2022 By The Editor
The Munster squad are continuing preparations at the HPC ahead of Saturday night’s URC Interpro derby against Connacht at Thomond Park (7.35pm).
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There were seven Munster players in action at the weekend for Ireland, Tonga and the Barbarians.
Tadhg Beirne, Craig Casey, Jack Crowley and Peter O’Mahony helped Ireland to a win over Australia as Crowley made his first international start, kicking a penalty and a conversion.
Malakai Fekitoa helped Tonga to a victory over Uruguay.
John Ryan and Kiran McDonald lined out for the Barbarians in their win over Bath at the Rec.
Jeremy Loughman and Calvin Nash were also in Ireland camp and Munster’s full international contingent return to the HPC this week.
Tadhg Beirne was named in the World Rugby Men’s 15s Team of the Year at their awards ceremony in Monaco on Sunday night.
On the injury front, Joey Carbery will complete his return to play protocols with a view to returning to full team training this week.
Antoine Frisch is expected to return to full training this week having undergone a scan on a thigh issue last week.
Liam Coombes (hamstring), Keith Earls (thigh) and Jean Kleyn (ribs) all return to full team training this week.
Dave Kilcoyne (shoulder) will progress with his rehab and his availability will be determined later in the week.
Keynan Knox has a short-term knee injury.
Unavailable: Conor Murray (groin), Stephen Archer (ankle), Tom Ahern (shoulder), RG Snyman (knee), Fineen Wycherley (shoulder), Paddy Kelly (head), Jack Daly (knee), Jack O’Sullivan (knee), Andrew Conway (knee).
URC Round 8
Saturday, November 26
Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here
Champions Cup Round 1
Sunday, December 11
Munster Rugby v Stade Toulousain, Thomond Park, 3.15pm; Buy tickets here
URC Round 10
Monday, December 26
Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here
URC Round 12
Friday, January 6
Munster v Emirates Lions, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here
Champions Cup Round 3
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Munster Rugby v Northampton Saints, Thomond Park, 3.15pm; Buy tickets here
URC Round 14
Friday, February 17, 2023
Munster Rugby v Ospreys, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here
URC Round 15
Friday, March 3, 2023
Munster Rugby v Scarlets, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here
URC Round 16
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here