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Squad Update | Munster Prepare For Toulouse Trip

17th January 2023 By The Editor

Jack Crowley kicks a penalty against Northampton.

Jack Crowley kicks a penalty against Northampton. Inpho

The Munster squad have started preparations ahead of Sunday’s Champions Cup clash against Toulouse at a sold-out Stade Ernest-Wallon (3.15pm Irish time, live on BT Sport).

Due to the weather conditions, training has been moved to the main pitch at Thomond Park for this week.

Along with the squad members who were in Champions Cup action against Northampton on Saturday, there were 12 Munster players playing in the AIL for their clubs at the weekend.

Liam O’Connor helped Cork Constitution to a 32-27 victory over Dublin University.

Neil Cronin, Oli Morris, Tony Butler and Mark Donnelly featured for Garryowen in their 19-13 defeat to Clontarf with Morris scoring a try and Butler kicking a penalty.

Darragh McSweeney and Kieran Ryan were in action for Shannon as they were beaten 34-24 by Lansdowne.

Dan Goggin, Eoin O’Connor, Chris Moore, Patrick Campbell and Conor Phillips lined out for Young Munster as they fell to a 21-11 loss to Terenure College.

On the injury front, there is good news for Diarmuid Barron (shoulder) as he has returned to full team training.

Roman Salanoa was removed with an arm injury during the win over Northampton and will be managed by the medical department. His availability for Toulouse will be determined later in the week.

Jack Crowley is being managed following an ankle injury sustained against Northampton and his availability will also be determined later in the week.

Simon Zebo suffered a low-grade knee injury in training last week and is not available this week as he rehabilitates with the medical department. His injury is not expected to be long term.

Continuing to rehab: Jeremy Loughman (thigh), Tom Ahern (shoulder), RG Snyman (knee), Fineen Wycherley (shoulder), Paddy Kelly (head), Jack Daly (knee), Andrew Conway (knee), Keynan Knox (knee), Kiran McDonald (arm).

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